Nashville SC

MLS power ratings: Week 13, 2021

For an explainer, hit up the first edition of the 2021 ratings, and if you have additional queries, don’t hesitate to drop me a line on social media. The full table (probably with some formatting issues because Google hates me) lives here.

  1. (↔︎) New York City FC 1.28
  2. (↔︎) Sporting Kansas City 1.04
  3. (↑1) DC United 0.79
  4. (↑1) Nashville SC 0.64
  5. (↑1) Los Angeles Football Club 0.52
  6. (↓3) Seattle Sounders 0.51
    • Seattle’s first loss of the year actually wasn’t all that damaging, but the Sounders were already a team whose performance in the goal department was strongly outdoing the xG numbers. Losing in Minnesota is something a normal team will probably do, but Seattle had previously seemed pretty much immortal.
  7. (↔︎) Minnesota United FC 0.46
  8. (↑1) New England Revolution 0.28
  9. (↓1) New York Red Bulls 0.19
  10. (↔︎) Orlando City SC 0.13
  11. (↑5) Chicago Fire -0.08
    • Despite getting blown the heck out by Nashville, Chicago actually moves up: That’s because the Fire had a caution-to-the-wind attitude for the better part of 80 minutes, and actually came pretty close on xG (Nashville’s first three goals came on under 0.70 xG, so the Boys in Gold were able to simply cruise on home).
  12. (↓1) Philadelphia Union -0.08
  13. (↓1) Colorado Rapids -0.09
  14. (↑3) Montreal Impact -0.14
    • Despite allowing four goals to FC Cincinnati, Montreal moves up because neither team could really miss, but CF MTL had 2.9 xG while holding Cincinnati around its season average.
  15. (↓2) Portland Timbers FC -0.17
  16. (↓1) Toronto FC -0.29
  17. (↑2) Austin FC -0.30
  18. (↑1) San Jose Earthquakes -0.34
  19. (↓5) Real Salt Lake -0.34
    • As with some other big moves of the week, RSL’s 2-1 loss doesn’t look that bad… until you see nearly FIVE xG for LAFC.
  20. (↑1) Inter Miami CF -0.35
  21. (↑2) FC Dallas -0.47
  22. (↓4) Atlanta United FC -0.48
  23. (↓1) Columbus Crew -0.55
  24. (↑1) Vancouver Whitecaps FC -0.61
  25. (↓1) Los Angeles Galaxy -0.72
  26. (↑1) Houston Dynamo -0.77
  27. (↓1) Fußball Club Cincinnati -0.84
    • Giving up five goals and 2.9 xG to Montreal: not advisable.

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