We want to highlight two groups in particular, starting with the top – while there is not a huge gap between the Top Shelf and Quality groupings, it absolutely is just LAFC at the top.
Yeah, this is the Sounders we are used to seeing.
Some teams are really jumping off the page now, not the least of which is St. Louis City.
This is the fun time – where we have enough games to wash out a lot of the pre-season ideas and look just at games played this year.
Every week gives us more data to work with, and this weekend was no exception.
As with all seasons, the early games tell us some things, but there is still a Fog of War to wade through as teams adjust to which players play the way they expect and which ones don’t.
And so it begins. The 2023 MLS season is underway and there have been some real surprises. Some good, some bad.
Welcome to MLS 2023, and the future looks amazingly bright, at least from a “how successful and stable is this league” standpoint.
Opening Weekend had a variety of surprises, and while the number maybe wasn’t larger than expected, the extent of the surprises was.
This may very well be the most wide-open season in MLS history since the first one, in terms of all the variables and unknowns.