2014 MLS Season: Five Up, Three Down – Week 6

2014 MLS Season: Five Up, Three Down – Week 6

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 16, 2014
  • 2014 MLS Season, 2014 Week 6

We’re at the midway point in our week, which means it is once again time for a look at who is doing well and who is still cold.

Again, the order means nothing in these lists. So don’t read too much into that.

Five Up

1. Real Salt Lake – Still the lone unbeaten team in the league after FCD dropped a game at home over the weekend. They look good at times and then bad at other times. But the more I look at this squad, the more I think that they still have possibly the best shot at going the distance in the Western Conference.

2. LA Galaxy – Another solid win even though at times they didn’t look spectacular. They’re still waiting on Landon Donovan to score here and end the growing drama with his 135th goal. I think it will come soon, very soon.

3. Sporting KC – I still feel this is the best team in the East given how Columbus and Toronto are playing at the moment. But we can’t ignore how important the loss of Ike Opara is to this team.

4. Colorado Rapids – Sure it was a win against a depleted Toronto squad but this is a team that no one should be sleeping on at the moment.

5. FC Dallas – A victim of their own success? Maybe. But this team does appear to be stronger than last year’s bunch that imploded once one thing went wrong.

Three Down

1. New York Red Bulls – A loss against D.C. United is a major cause for concern (though DCU is finally looking better so it isn’t that bad of a loss). Still, the Red Bulls are winless this season and are starting to appear more like last year’s San Jose squad that struggled in the early stages of defending the Supporters’ Shield crown.

2. Portland Timbers – Boy that defense is a mess.

3. San Jose Earthquakes – Looked better against Columbus on Sunday, in the second half of course. But I’ll continue to say it, their relying too much on late comebacks these days. Good teams will put them away early and never give them a chance to respond late.