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.
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.
Welcome to MLS 2023, and the future looks amazingly bright, at least from a “how successful and stable is this league” standpoint.
We do have some general stability at this point, with most teams being who they have been recently, but a few teams are falling apart, especially the Crew. Oh my, Columbus, what happened to you?
is not clear how much of the current run is roster changes, coaching changes, or the reintegration of internationals, but there seem to be a number of teams shifting right now.
A more settled week, although not necessarily settled lineups as there are still international absences, gives us some solid results to work with.
With the various international half-breaks and all, things have been a little up and down, but now we have some real data to dig into, including a major change at the top.