LOS ANGELES - Analysts, today, predicted that Chivas USA is still not mathematically eliminated from the 2017 Major League Soccer (MLS) playoffs despite not existing for the past three years.
"Given the way the west is currently shaking out, and the fact that Chivas barely missed the playoffs despite not existing in 2015, our models show that Chivas USA is still not eliminated from playoff contention," stated statistical bureau chief Kelly Mcginn of USToday Magazine.
With the top and the bottom of the Western conference playoff race still in flux, statistical modelers are unable to really predict anything other than no teams are currently elminated.
"It's a crap shoot, to be certain," stated McGinn. "But if Chivas USA string together a lineup and a few wins, they definitely have enough of a chance as any other team to make it into the playoffs.
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as we start our annual petition to bring El Chelis back to MLS.