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Power Rankings, Points Per Match And Other Metrics Judging Current Form

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There are many ways to judge "form." In essence that's what the dozens (hundreds?) of Power Rankings attempt to do. They try to remove pure standings and give you the author's impression of which team is better. SB Nation Soccer does ours differently trying to recognize that minute differences are meaningless. There are other ways to measure form or match-ups as well.

You can just look at the points won in the last five games, or you can look at the Sagarin Ratings. Oddly enough, no matter what method you use to measure, the Sounders are in the Wild Card bubble, either just out, or just in the MLS Cup Playoffs. This despite the injuries that have wracked the team.

Below you will find a table that is sortable by each of the following measures; PPM, Total Pts, SBN Power Ranking, Sagarin combined rating and points in last 5.

Club PPM PTS SBN Power Sagarin Last 5
Los Angeles Galaxy 1.67 20 95 2.56 8
FC Dallas 1.70 17 74 2.12 13
Real Salt Lake 2.29 16 100 2.85 10
New York Red Bulls 1.67 15 98 2.41 10
Colorado Rapids 1.50 15 68 2.24 6
Portland Timbers 1.56 14 54 2.16 10
Seattle Sounders FC 1.27 14 62 2.13 8
Philadelphia Union 1.56 14 63 2.21 5
Columbus Crew 1.44 13 39 1.89 7
New England Revolution 1.30 13 30 1.75 7
Houston Dynamo 1.30 13 48 2.07 5
Chivas USA 1.33 12 33 2.02 10
DC United 1.20 12 31 1.77 5
Toronto FC 1.00 11 6 1.46 5
San Jose Earthquakes 1.00 9 18 1.73 4
Chicago Fire 0.89 8 13 1.70 4
Vancouver Whitecaps 0.73 8 3 1.29 2
Sporting Kansas City 0.57 4 1 1.65 1

In points for last five the red numbers are hot teams earning 2 PPM. Blue means that a team is earning less than 1 point per game during their last five matches.

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