Published on 05-13-2013 01:29 PM
Ten of 19 MLS club climbing including TFC, Montréal and Vancouver dropping in the April 2013 issue of this exclusive standings.
Two Copa Libertadores group phase wins have shot Brazilian giants Corinthians on top of SoccerPlus’ monthly Americas Club Standings for the period ending on April 30. The Sao Paulo-based club has set the table for a Round of 16 home and away series against Argentine side Boca Juniors who were leading the ACS last month.
Little movement happened in the Top 10 this month as Sao Paulo (2nd) also moved up one spot, to drop Boca Juniors from first to third, where as countrymen Tigre climbed three positions to fourth. Argentina’s Velez Sarsfield (8th) and Brazil’s Fluminense (9th) also moved up a spot each while Universidad de Chile (9th) slipped down five places. There only one newcomer in this month’s top 10, Colombia’s Deportes Tolima (10th), pushing out Paraguay’s Libertad (16th, -6) from the select group. Seven of the Top 10 teams are involved in Copa Libertadores’ Round of 16 in May.
The Club of the Month is Argentina’s Tigre (4th) which won a Primera Division match and three Copa Libertadores matches, including the home leg of its Copa Libertadores Round of 16 series with Paraguay’s Olimpia (12th).
Ten of MLS’ 19 clubs have moved up in the standings during the last month. Such is the case for Toronto FC (+9, 132nd), with a cup win and three league ties, while Montreal (-13, 173rd) and Vancouver (-9, 182nd) dropped a little in April. Expect the latter two latter to pick up a few spots at the end of May with both of them moving to the Amway Canadian Championship title series.
These standings use every game played by CONCACAF and CONMEBOL’s 480 first division sides during the last 12 months. The point system leading to these standings is based on the one used for many years by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics.