A quick note: I do not like to number teams and so I won't do it. While these weekly features are subjective, numbering teams is a slippery slope. Due to that the teams are placed in certain categories, with no numerical order within those categories. On we go!
Lots of draws this week mean there hasn't been much movement. Also I apologize, but due to family commitments and Chelsea winning the Champion's League (I partied more than I watched MLS) I watched little to no MLS besides FCD and relied mostly on highlights and stats. As such there will be no "Around MLS" this week.
It will return next week though, and hopefully on it I will write all about how MLS quivers at FC Dallas' resurgence.
The Sounders have hit a pretty big speed bump these past few weeks. The old "can't score goals" issue has popped up again. It's funny that a team with Montero, Rosales and Estrada should struggle to score goals.
Finally had their win streak snapped, but it wasn't to a loss. They tied Chivas and while that might have seemed embarrassing at the beginning of the season, at this point it is considered an acceptable result.
The Rapids are starting to figure out how to best work Oscar's system and their consistent form reflects that. A loss here or there is no big deal, they have started spacing them out with wins and draws.