Busy week so the text and commentary will be slight.
For this first time this year, NYCFC has played more games (26) than there have been weeks in the season. Still a couple to make up though, as this year has only 31 weeks with the playoff shift.
This stat is not original to me, but NYCFC is 11-2-3 (2.25 PPG) when Heber plays at least 60 minutes and 2-3-5 (1.10 PPG) when he does not.
I dropped 4 lines from the bottom of the possibilities chart, and frankly, 52 and even 55 seem barely possible. Both would entail a ridiculous collapse.
Two-game week so 2 of these. I started doing it at 16 games. NYC has been on top by itself 5 weeks, including the last 4 in a row, and tied twice: once with Atlanta (Wk16) and once with Philly (Wk19). The Union was on top the other 4 weeks.
NYCFC has clinched over Cincinnati and Columbus.
Next Magic Numbers: Chicago 2, Orlando 6, Montreal 6.