2014 MLS Season, Week 12: Five Up, Three Down

2014 MLS Season, Week 12: Five Up, Three Down

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On May 27, 2014
  • 2014 MLS Season, 2014 Week 12

We’re nearly done with the long month of May here in MLS. Hard to believe it but we’re nearly half way through this season for some teams. The better end of all of that is that the World Cup is right around the corner, so close that you can nearly taste it.

Anyways, times for my latest Five Up, Three Down series. Again, there is no real order to these listings.

Five Up

1. Real Salt Lake – Unbeaten in 12. Let that sink in for a moment. But if you ask anyone with this club they aren’t satisfied with the amount of draws that they have at the moment. Still, seeing a goose-egg in the loss column this far into the season is a bigger deal than is being made.

2. Seattle Sounders – A couple bumps along the way as of late but they’re still humming along at the right pace without Clint Dempsey and DeAndre Yedlin.

3. New England Revolution – If you had told me in March that this team would be producing at this high of a level I would have thought you were crazy. They may be the most impressive team so far through 12 games.

4. LA Galaxy – I know their start wasn’t the greatest but six points last week and a statement goal by Landon Donovan is enough to prove to me that this group is getting back to the top level that we know they can play at here.

5. Vancouver Whitecaps – Hard not to ignore what this team is doing too right now. Only two losses on the season, second fewest in the league. I still believe they have to show me a little more when they are on the road but it is hard to complain about their last couple of weeks.

Three Down

1. Montreal Impact – This group continues to go from bad to worse.

2. Philadelphia Union – Another team that has just stunk up the place through 14 games. Really thought they had turned a corner going into this season but boy was I wrong.

3. FC Dallas – Winless in seven games but I believe the tide is about to turn on their dreadful few weeks here. The World Cup break will also be a good thing as it will allow some players to get back from injury.