Okay, well, the Galaxy is up to its old tricks. The club has turned up its game and is accumulating points at dizzying pace. The Galaxy beat Houston 2-1 and has now won its third consecutive road win and fourth consecutive game overall. Instead of debating if this is one of the worst teams of all time, now suddenly we're left wondering if this team has enough time to get into the playoffs.
The Galaxy has 30 points following Sunday's game. Columbus is ahead of the Galaxy with 31 points while Chicago sits in the eighth and final playoff spot with 36 points. Kansas City has 37 points while the Red Bulls have 39. Colorado, who plays Toronto later today, has 29 points. The Galaxy has three games left. All the other teams have two (Colorado has two plus the Toronto match).
Here's the remaining schedule for each team fighting for a playoff spot.
New York (39): Kansas City, at Los Angeles
Kansas City (37): at New York, at FC Dallas
Chicago (36): at DC United, Los Angeles
Columbus (31): at New England, at DC United
Galaxy (30): Toronto, New York, at Chicago.
Colorado (29): Toronto, at Chivas USA, Real Salt Lake
There are plenty of scenarios around but the race to see who loses to Chivas USA and DC United in the first round is still very much alive.