Through the first 11 games of the 2008 MLS season, the clearest pattern developing thus far is the lopsided advantage home teams have had. Road teams went 0-4-2 and were outscored 13-2 in the opening weekend but have fared much worse in Week 2. In six games thus far, the road teams have been blitzed by a 19-4 tally.
Some teams won impressively at home in Week 1 and went out and couldn't even score a goal on the road. Columbus opened with a 2-0 win against Toronto and lost by the same margin at New York while New England looked like cup contenders against Houston at home in a 3-0 win but saw their team torn apart in a 4-0 loss at Chicago.
Conversely, teams that lost on the road (Galaxy, DC United) quickly quelled fears that their seasons were in jeopardy by putting together impressive performances at home.
FC Dallas has the final attempt of the weekend to pull out a road win but if this season's pattern holds up, Houston will win handily.