FINALLY. The September international break is over and we can get back to what really matters. And good news! The Watchgridometer is back too, to guide you through each game’s watchability (plusometer) and importance to the playoff race (playoffocity). Their combined score determines their place on the grid.
Look: Tier One games = good, Tier Three games = great. That’s all you need to know.
*The Plusometer is a scientific way to quantify the potential watchability of any given game on MLS LIVE on ESPN+, but can and will also be used for all other channels. Using the elements of “Potential for very good/entertainingly bad soccer,” “Chances created,” “NARRATIVE,” “Aesthetics” and “Totally subjective bonus points,” I assign each element a score out of 10 and each game a score out of 50. Twenty-five is average potential. Fifty is greatest game of all-time potential. Yes, I do actually calculate each game. No, I don’t know why. Respect for the form, maybe?