Monday, September 15, 2008

Leonidas (the) Brave Rankings (Sept. 15)

Okay, so not sure if he had the Brave following his name but King Leonidas ruled. just watched 300 last night for, oh, the 300th time. Good movie, lots of action, good fighting. MLS... not always the most action, some good fights, some dull ones. Still, not a whole lot of intrigue right now. East is pretty much decided save for positioning. The West has two good teams and a bunch of inconsistent slop.

Anyway, here are the rankings.

1. Columbus (13-6-5). Last time Crew tied in Toronto, a lengthy losing streak followed; Crew's a better team these days, though.
2. Houston (10-5-9). Didn't lose to league's hottest team.
3. New England (12-7-5). Nothing like a 4-0 ass-whipping to turn things around.
4. Chicago (11-8-5). So should Chicago worry after Busch's shakiness on Sunday?
5. San Jose (7-9-8). Yes, it was Houston but 'Quakes probably feel like they left points on the table.
6. DC United (10-11-3). A rarity for DC - a draw.
7. New York (9-7-8). Things turned around quickly for New York; get 'em off the road and Red Bulls ain't half bad.
8. Colorado (9-12-3). Don't look now but Colorado is improving at, well, a rapid rate.
9. Real Salt Lake (8-9-7). For all their progress this season, RSL still has a piss-poor 1-9-2 road record.
10. Chivas USA (8-10-6). Injuries, absences caught up to Chivas in Foxboro.
11. FC Dallas (6-9-9). Went from a gritty road win to bad road loss to acceptable road result.
12. Kansas City (7-9-8). Much-needed points at home also helped Wizards avenge earlier loss at Galaxy.
13. Toronto (7-10-7). Should have done better to protect 1-0 lead at home.
14. Los Angeles (6-11-8). Good news is, only Colorado gained full three points out west. Bad news is, the Galaxy looked awful.

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