As we already explained in a previous post , Major League Soccer updated the Tie-Breaking procedures/rules.
When two or more teams are tied in the standings on points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss), the following tiebreakers will be used in the sequence below, until one team ranks ahead of the other(s):
A reminder of the tiebreakers:
- Goals For (GF)
- Goal Differential (GD)
- Fewest Disciplinary Points (Posted here)
- Road Goals
- Road Goal Differential
- Home Goals
- Home Goal Differential
- Coin Toss (2 teams) or Drawing of Lots (3 or more)
With the team continuing to score and a relatively full defensive squad, the Montreal Impact will look to continue this trend and also winning. Let's have a look at the updated Tie-Breaker rankings with the top 3 tie-breaker criterias
Standings are provided by the MLS and have been last updated (when this article was written) on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 11:41am.
Goals For (GF) Ranking: 3rd
A 7-goal jump for the Montreal Impact since the first compilation of these rankings (August 8th) and 1 spot up. It's a good indication that the Impact have been scoring in bunches and have taken advantage of their home games, at Stade Saputo.
|Actual Rank||Goals For Rank||Club||GF|
|2||1||New York Red Bulls||46|
|9||5||New England Revolution||33|
|1||6||Sporting Kansas City||32|
Goal Differential (GD) Ranking:
From -8 to -2 , the Impact have scored more goals with some good defending and excellent goalkeeping. Troy Perkins has won all 3 games with the Montreal Impact, including 2 shutouts.
|Actual Rank||Goals Differential Rank||Club||GD|
|1||1||Sporting Kansas City||9|
|2||3||New York Red Bulls||7|
|9||8||New England Revolution||-5|
Fewest Disciplinary Points: When the going gets tough..
|New England Revolution||312|
|New York Red Bulls||405|
|Sporting Kansas City||439|