On Oct. 1, the Columbus Crew was four days removed from a 3-1 loss to Toronto FC but were still atop of the Supporters’ Shield standings. The Black & Gold had 30 points and a goal differential of plus-15. Despite the loss, the Crew was in a good spot to finish the season at the top of the Major League Soccer table.
While many see Toronto FC playmaker Alejandro Pozuelo as one of the leading MLS MVP candidates this season, New York City FC coach Ronny Deila is measured in his approval. "For me it's not about one player," the Norwegian said Tuesday when asked how one limits the damage Pozuelo can do. He's a good player but he's not that good (a) player.
Santos soars to Player of the Week after hat trick vs Toronto FC The Supporters’ Shield is now the Union’s to lose, and Santos has become a nightmare-level force alongside Kacper Przybylko. FiveThirtyEight: Philadelphia Union surge past Toronto FC as Supporters’ Shield favorites The stats gurus now have Philadelphia’s odds at 59% to win the Shield, which will indeed be awarded this season after the Supporters’ Shield Foundation reversed its initial decision.