Hmm, let’s see. Three draws, only two matches featuring more than two goals, only one game decided with a late winner, and one game decided with a late-game own goal. Could you tell that most of this league’s best players weren’t out there? I could.
Because of that, it’s hard to say we learned all that much this week. Here’s what I learned:
- Houston needs to deal for another forward, and soon. Yes, Kamara will be back soon, but I am not sure a team with title aspirations can lean so heavily on the assasins known as Kei Kamara and Chris Wondolowski.
- Seattle might be actually pretty good and not just “for an expansion team.” They’re going to get the benefit of playing in the weaker West, but that being said, they still look like a playoff team to me. Montero looks like the best player to hit MLS in a long time and Schmid has this group going on one direction. I am not going to read too much into RSL’s night, especially as it was their first match after having to sit out the first week.
- DC remains not very good. Two matches, two leads blown. Soehn is going to have to answer questions about Crayton not starting because Wicks looks even worse than Wells.