RSL fought back to tie it in the 2nd half but New England took the lead back in the 63rd minute and seemed poised to pull off a huge upset. But a 2nd yellow on Ryan Cochrane evened up both sides at 10 men. This opened up some space for RSL's offense which tied up the game on this goal. Overall this match featured 6 goals, 2 penalty kicks, 6 yellow cards and 2 red cards. Referee Yader Reyes generated a lot of controversy for his handling of the match.
Here are the SRS ratings through Week 16:
|Real Salt Lake||0.563||-0.053||0.509|
RSL continues to top the rankings. They have played the easiest schedule in the league thus far. The Western Conference now has the top 4 spots and 5 of the top 7. Toronto remains at the bottom despite their victory over Vancouver. The Whitecaps were not strong enough to really improve Toronto's rating.
After the jump I will have my updated season projection:
|1||Real Salt Lake||34||17||14||3||44||25||19||65|
Philadelphia had the only significant change from last week with their projected points dropping from 62 to 56 and dropping from first in the Eastern Conference to second. In fact I'm now projecting that they will lose in the conference finals to New York. The Union's projection was hurt by their draw against D.C. United, a match they were expected to win. That cost them two points and after reprojecting based on week 16 they are expected to lose an additional four points over the course of the season. They
So my projected MLS Cup final is RSL vs New York, but I'm still projecting RSL as the MLS Cup champions.