So the Metrostars move into first place in the East with their Thursday night win, meaning a division leader has a losing record (more loses than wins) at 11-12-2. There's something not quite right about that. And looking at the remaining schedules, there's a fair chance (I'd say 50-50) that whoever does win the East will have as many losses as wins, with Metrostars now actually looking the most likely to better that. I doubt that the division winner will actually have a losing record, but that could be the case. Some might say this is a sign of competitive balance, which is good to an extent, but only to an extent. There's a fine line between competitive balance and across-the-board mediocrity. I prefer the top teams to actually rise clearly above the rest and treat us to levels of excellence which are unique enough to truly be special. Of course, if MLS would go to a single table, maybe this wouldn't be an issue, so maybe I shouldn't care or be bothered by a division champ not being able to win more often than they lose, much less actually win over half their matches.