As most of the league has seven or eight games left in the season, teams are fighting tooth and nail (and fist, in some cases) to either make the USL playoffs or for a better seed. One pretty awesome website has actually gone so far as to chart out what every team’s chances of making the post-season is, along with their most likely seed. Thanks to last week’s non-result, Louisville City’s only got a 7% chance of getting the top spot, but are exceedingly likely to finish second at season’s end. Here’s what else is going on:
- Our dear friends down the river in St. Louis eliminated themselves from playoff contention on Saturday night in a 1-3 defeat to FC Montreal. James Musa (I think) apparently was so pissed about it he punched a dude, and 3 red cards got handed out to end the match. Classy blokes, those St. Louisans.
- The Charlotte Independence and their snooty supporter’s club are painstakingly crawling out of the depths of the Eastern conference table and presently sit at 8th with 24 points, but also a game in hand on Harrisburg, which sits one spot ahead of them on 28, and 3 games in hand on Pittsburgh which has 31. Charlotte drew NYRBII midweek in North Carolina, and plays the Baby Bulls again on Wednesday at what I can assume will be an empty Red Bull Arena.
- While New York is likely bound for the post season, Wilmington is definitely not. That didn’t stop the Weirdo Sharks from putting a 4-2 beating on the Sugar Free Red Bulls on Saturday night, however. The win was Wilmington’s first home victory of the season.
- While the top 3 spots in the East look to be effectively locked up, out west it’s a different story. Six points separate 1st place from 7th. SIX. Arizona United, which has lost TWELVE GAMES THIS SEASON and has a goal difference of MINUS TWENTY ONE isn’t even mathematically eliminated yet. They mistakenly gave their fans reason to believe in them over the weekend, beating Los Dos 2-1.