I was looking at the East standings yesterday...leaders TIED at 10 up, 10 down and 4 ties.... Is this 'creating a buzz' or highlighting the point that there is tremendous inconsistency/mediocrity league-wide? This time last year, Miami was wasting most everyone they played (4-0, 5-2, etc..). Teams got juiced up to play us. Attending most of those games last year at lockhart, it was exciting to see teams come in and throw everything at us---and lose (except Metros)... This year, there are no gimme games. Why can't anyone (save Quakes) break away? There seem to be no glamour teams this year, which means less excitement. The standings look just plain odd. Look, there's an uproar when an 8-8 or 7-9 NFL team makes the playoffs. Might we have a division winner in MLS this year with a sub-500 record? Any way you spin it, it's not good for the league. We miss the blue and gold, don't we?