Last year Montreal only had to get 5 or 6 points out of the extra 5 games they had in hand for most of the summer to put real distance between them and NYCFC. We were usually just a few points behind them all year and they spent a lot of time in sixth place. They were deceptively close and gave people false hope, because it seemed like one win by us and one loss by them and we would be in great shape.
Right now, in contrast, Toronto is 9 points back of us with 3 games in hand. They have to win all 3 just to get even with us. That’s worth knowing, because it is a possibility. We are not as far ahead of them as a 9-point lead seems. But we are, in fact, ahead of them.