Scoreboard Watching Wednesday
Yes, it's the second edition of watching other MLS teams for DCU's fun and profit. Here's a quick guide based on the following principles in order of ambition:
- DCU wants the Supporter's Shield (this rule soon to be eliminated, see below).
- DCU wants the #1 Seed in the East.
- DCU wants home field for the second leg in the Conference Semi-final.
- DCU needs to qualify for the playoffs.
- Let's not see FCD get home field for the MLS Cup.
Based on these four rules, here's how it all plays out for Wednesday...
Revs @ Crew (Your non-DCU game of the night): The Crew are almost gone from the scene, while the Revs are 4 points up on DCU with a game in hand. A win and their 7 points up. That's a lot of ground to make up in only a handful of games. ROOT FOR THE CREW.
Galaxy @ FCD: Not many implications here, other than kicking FCD down the seeding chart. Yes, I am aware that FCD's defense of Pizza Hut Park has been less than brilliant, but I still don't want to see them with a home field advantage in an MLS Final. ROOT FOR THE GALAXY, OR A DRAW.
RSL @ Rapids: This game has no meaning for DCU. At times, one wonders if it has any meaning for the participants. ROOT FOR FLYING MONKEES TO APPEAR, BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE COOL.
Fire @ Quakes: Okay, I know that some want the supporter's shield. But with a game in hand and a six point lead, it doesn't look likely. #1 seed in the East can still happen, but not the overall regular season top record. Chicago has a game in hand as is two points behind DCU for playoff seeding. I don't want them any closer. ROOT FOR THE QUAKES.