MLS: Remaining Strength of Schedule
|There are only 9 games left for each team in the regular season. Since each team (finally) has the same number of games played, it makes it easy to compare the schedules for all 14 teams. Going by the total number of points, here is the remaining strength of schedule for each team:|
New York, Columbus, and Los Angeles face the toughest schedules, while Houston has the easiest followed by RSL. The Dynamo only play 2/9 more games versus teams currently in the playoff positions, whereas the top three most difficult schedules have 7/9 games against such teams.
Obviously, where the games take place is also important, and I didn't take that into account here. 13 of 14 teams have 4-5 home games remaining out of the last 9. The exception is SJ, which has 6 home games left out and only three away. So it would not be a surprise to see them do well.