This is shaping up to be the most difficult Hexagonal ever, right? I certainly think so, and I figure many of you do too. But I wanted to prove it.
Saying the quality and depth of the region is improving with the growth of MLS and Liga MX doesn't really do anything for me. It wouldn't be the whole truth either.
Basically, I found that this Hexagonal should buck structural trends of the previous four editions based on an uptick in these six teams' home form and scoring depth. There are patterns in the way the last six has sorted itself out and how that I explored in Part 1 of the mini-series.
And in Part 2 I showed why this go-around is different. It's a little theoretical and in many parts data driven, but if we float around in popular assumptions, then we don't really know anything more than what other people think.
So let me know what works, if you buy we've got a doozy on our hands or if the traditional order, powers and patterns will stay intact.
- Jacob Klinger