70.77% of Days Filled
|Could this be the most pointless stat of the year?|
The western conference championship game between Houston and Kansas City will be played this Saturday, November 10th. The winner goes to the MLS Cup, which will be played eight days later on Sunday, November 18th. Why are those two dates important, aside from the obvious?
Because, they represent two of the remaining 107 days on the calendar in which an MLS team has not played a competitive game. By competitive game, I mean regular season, playoffs, open cup, and international competitions (not counting friendly tournaments like La Manga or the one the Galaxy will play next year in Australia).
All dates from April through October have been completed. It's up to future Champions Cup and playoff games to help fill out February and November, although January and December will likely never be completed unless the league were to switch to the 'regular' fall to spring calendar. And good luck getting February 29th.
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