There’s a new look to the MLS standings this morning, as Real Salt Lake remains three points behind Sounders FC in the West … but no longer has any games in hand.
In fact, for perhaps the first time this season, no one has played fewer games than Seattle — except Vancouver, which doesn’t really figure into this discussion — and the top for are all even: 30 games played, four games remaining.
Next up, RSL goes to Los Angeles on Saturday, while the Sounders are at New England.
Here’s a look at RSL’s 3-0 home loss to Chicago last night.
Meanwhile, here’s a very good piece on Sounders’ success from Grant Wahl on SI.com.