Perhaps it's just yesterday's Open Cup result. Maybe it's that Olsen went out injured ... and Rimando too. Or it could be that we've got a few key players serving or courting one game suspensions because of yellow cards. It might be that Nelsen will be away on international duty for the Revs match. Or maybe it's the sense that the team peaked a bit a few weeks ago and things haven't been going quite as well since then. Maybe it's all these things and some others but I'm frankly worried about the next three games. Columbus and the Revs are damned hungry teams. We're hungry too but there's a difference between a team that needs a win to clinch and a team that needs a win to have any playoff hope whatsoever. (Just ask the MetroStars about last year.) The better team may be the former but the more dangerous team is the latter. We've got three games in a row against very dangerous teams. I'm not predicting that we're gonna drop the next three games. I don't think that's going to happen. At the same time, it wouldn't totally surprise me if it did. Things haven't been lining up for us ideally these last few weeks. I'm honestly worried about a late season slide.