Two leagues were active throughout March. Although Ottawa Fury gained points, there’s a sizeable gap between them and the bottom of the CPL. As a result, only the 3 MLS sides saw much movement in terms of rankings this month. Let’s see how everything shook out, and how much gap-space remains between the newly formed Canadian Premier League and the two American leagues.

Top by League & Biggest Movers

There has yet to be any play in CSA-sanctioned leagues. All leagues, except the PCSL, have released their schedules for the 2019 season (including the PLSQ Cup). This is great news because it finalizes our team list for 2019, allowing for a more accurate account of everything to come. Kick-off for the CPL happens just before the end of the month, so we anticipate changes to the top of the Canadian 1st Division.

On the USSF-side, Toronto FC have greatly recovered from their Champions League slide. Thanks to a number of good results, they’ve once again moved to the top of the ratings. TFC gained 44.951 elo-rating points through March to land at 1432.401. In contrast, poor performances by Marc Dos Santos’ Vancouver Whitecaps have caused them to lose 31.432 points through March, the most of any team this month.



CONCACAF Champions League

The only Canadian team was eliminated a while ago, but I’ve included the updated radial for your interest, and will continue to do so at the end of each round. If you’re interested in knowing the exact numbers for the CCL team’s elo ratings, I publish updates following every leg through our Patreon.





Conclusion

With the Canadian Premier League kicking off this month, we expect to see the gap between Whitecaps FC and the top of the CPL narrow this month. Additionally, if the Fury continue to perform well, we should see them close the gap between them and CPL’s bottom teams. However, if Fury should begin to falter, they may move closer to Toronto FC II of USL-1 than they would like.

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