Sunday, April 15, 2007

Weekend MLS Observations

Well, no team has won their first two games. Granted, Kansas City has a chance next week when they face Chicago. However, few could have predicted the way the 2007 MLS season began.

* DC United are 0-2 after allowing a stunning four goals at home to KC. Their back line needs major work and they may have to adopt a "defense first" philosophy at least in the short term.

* Chicago was a man up from the sixth minute, yet they didn't make the Colorado keeper make a second save until deep into the second half. Pathetic. I may have been wrong in thinking Barrett, Mapp, and Rolfe would make a jump in form similar to several young Revolution players did in 2005. We'll see. They may begin to click just in time for Blanco to join the team and screw it all up. One can dream, can't he?

* Don't buy into any Red Bull hype until after another few nice results. FC Dallas finished a game in LA at midnight Thrursday night, had to fly cross-country, and then played in a cold monsoon this afternoon. Credit Arena for getting his club to play, but they were the only team who wanted to be there.

* Columbus looks much better already and Herron hasn't even settled in yet.

* Very impressed with Kansas City's performance, especially with the play of Sasha Victorine.

* Houston put Chivas back in their place. The Revs also showed their 2-0 victory over Toronto last week wasn't such a big deal.

That's it for now. I'll be back tomorrow with another installment of Fantasy Soccer Bootroom.