Two Weeks In…Strange, Strange MLS World

Two Weeks In…Strange, Strange MLS World

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 16, 2007
  • 4 Comments

Uh..would the leader of the pack stand up…I repeat, would the leader of the pack please stand up…anyone…anyone…
So two weeks into the new MLS season and things look a bit odd.

A team we thought would run wild on the MLS with a great looking offense only has three goals and zero points to their name. Yes, a road loss and a home loss for DC makes many of us look around and wonder what is going on. For the most part the defense hasn’t been up to par for the Black-And-Red. It doesn’t matter, losing 4-2 at home to KC is never good in my book. Can’t blame the CONCACAF Champion’s Cup hangover or even the playing at Dick Sporting Good’s hangover anymore.

Secondly, some are wondering if we have seen the rebirth of Eddie Johnson and Clint Mathis. Folks it was one game but if these deals that are in place to bring better talent to these two squads (Angel to NY and whenever Marinelli starts) then it is possible that these two will be born again on the MLS pitch.

Paging Doctor Beckham…Beckham….

The LA Galaxy have a single point to their name and only a single goal. It is no secret that the offense isn’t the league’s best. And if you try and think they are then something is wrong with you. Donovan was suppose to be a little more mature but it hasn’t shown up on the field yet for the Galaxy. Sure they dominated play against FC Dallas on Thursday night, but teams typically do dominate the play when they are two goals down at home.

LA needs something offensively soon, or else it will be an ugly march into summer until Becks arrives in July.

Toronto’s struggles are probably the least of anyone’s surprise. They are an expansion side, it was expected for them to suck, especially since they had so many of their top names on the injury list.

Out west, Houston is playing up to par for the most part. Dallas found their way on their season opening roadie, and Chivas and Colorado are still playing well. That much was expected, though some will say Dallas’s four points were all luck to a degree.

However, with all the strange happenings in the league. We are starting to see just how balanced this league is becoming. Five teams currently share the lead for most points with four points, three squads have three points themselves, Real Salt Lake and Columbus have drawn their way into two points, LA looks odd with one point, while DC and Toronto have nothing to show for.

Strange league we are watching right now. As new talent arrives on scene we will possibly see even more balance. However, until then we are set to guess who will be the leader of the pack.

  • jdj

    LA, LA, LA. Herculez Gomez has scored 2 goals for Colorado this year, the entire Galaxy offense has scored one. Colorado has allowed 2 goals this year, Joe Cannon (who Herc and Ugo was traded for) and the Galaxy have allowed 2. Good move Colorado. Landon is nothing. He was something, then everyone discovered how mentally soft he is and how much ambition he lacks.

  • henryo

    What happened to DC United this season can be attributed to the "supporters' shield jinx"..

  • jdj

    LA, LA, LA. Herculez Gomez has scored 2 goals for Colorado this year, the entire Galaxy offense has scored one. Colorado has allowed 2 goals this year, Joe Cannon (who Herc and Ugo was traded for) and the Galaxy have allowed 2. Good move Colorado. Landon is nothing. He was something, then everyone discovered how mentally soft he is and how much ambition he lacks.

  • henryo

    What happened to DC United this season can be attributed to the “supporters’ shield jinx”..