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Playoff Watch 2014 - Week 23

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The Red Bulls currently sit 5th in the East with 28 points and 11 games left.

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With MLS & the New York Red Bulls in the home stretch, each week we'll take a look at the standings as the Red Bulls try to qualify for the playoffs for the 5th straight season.

Standings as of Week 23

Rank Team Points Games Left Games Left vs NY Possible Points
1 Sporting Kansas City 42 10 2 72
2 D.C. United 40 11 2 73
3 Toronto FC 32 12 1 68
4 Columbus Crew 30 10 1 60
5 New York Red Bulls 28 11 0 61
6 New England Revolution 27 11 0 60
7 Philadelphia Union 27 10 1 57
8 Houston Dynamo 25 11 1 58
9 Chicago Fire 25 11 0 58
10 Montreal Impact 17 11 1 50

Remaining Opponents

Remaining Opponents Overall Rank* Points Earned+ Games Played#
Montreal Impact 19 1 1
D.C. United 4 0 1
Sporting Kansas City 1 1 1
Philadelphia Union 14 3 2
Seattle Sounders 3 0 0
LA Galaxy 6 0 0
Houston Dynamo 15 3 2
Toronto FC 8 1 2
Columbus Crew 11 4 2

* Based on current Supporter's Shield Standings.

+ Points Red Bulls have earned against opponent in 2014.

# Number of Games Played against opponent in 2014.

  • Opponents Above Red Bulls in Standings: 6
  • Opponents Bellow Red Bulls in Standings: 3
  • Average Rank of Remaining Opponents: 9
  • Points Earned Against Remaining Opponents: 13
  • Points Per Game (PPG) Against Remaining Opponents: 0.85

Remaining Strength of Schedule (SOS)

SOS is based on the current position in the Supporter's Shield standings. The lower a SOS, the better the opposition. For calculation of SOS, please see the data here. The Montreal Impact have been left out of this because, while not mathematically eliminated, the odds for them are very low.

Team SOS
New York Red Bulls 9
Chicago Fire 9.67
Philadelphia Union 10.5
Houston Dynamo 10.89
D.C. United 11.25
New England Revolution 12.57
Sporting Kansas City 13.14
Toronto FC 13.56
Columbus Crew 15.17

Red Bulls' MLS Matches This Week

  • 7:00 pm EDT 23 August - Home vs Montreal Impact