Some Notes On Home and Away Records
We are 1-1-4 at Home and 3-2-0 Away for 1.17 and 1.80 PPG respectively. This is not normal.
As noted in a prior post, getting 6 road wins (since MLS went to a 34 game schedule in 2011) has always put a team in the top 4 road record in the league. We need to get only 3 road wins in our last 12 road games to get that. That’s great. The rest of this post is potentially worrisome, but not catastrophic. We have both a winning Away record and a better Away record than at Home.
Since 2011, only 7 teams have had a winning Away record.
The average total points for teams with a winning Away record is 61.
Six of the seven made the playoffs. in 2014, Portland had a winning Away record but only 49 points, and came in sixth, which was below the playoff line then. All of the others made the playoffs and 3 won Supporters Shield.
Having a winning Away record is usually a sign of a very strong team.
Since 2011, only 5 teams have had a better Away record than Home.
The average total points for teams with a better Away record is 46.
Only two of the five made the playoffs.
Having a better Away record is usually a sign that you screwed things up at Home.
So far, at 1-1-4, we have screwed things up at Home. After Toronto, we have another long 4-game home stand, and need to keep up with our improved results. I do not think we have to have a winning Away record to make the best of this situation. We can do well with a strong Away record and an improved Home record.