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SBI Question of the Day: Which MLS team is the biggest mess right now?


The Major League Soccer season hasn’t been kind to some teams, and the growing gaps in each conference standings highlight which clubs are struggling the most.

The highest-profile of theĀ  struggling teams is Orlando City, who entered its fourth MLS campaign with a ton of promise. Ahead of Friday’s matchup with Atlanta United, the Lions sit 10th in the Eastern Conference with 13 losses in their last 15 league games.

Only the Chicago Fire have put together a worse mark in the East, as they sit dead last with eight consecutive league losses. One more on Thursday in Columbus will match Orlando’s horrendous nine-game losing streak from earlier in the season.

Over in the Western Conference, the worst team in MLS resides at the bottom of the standings: the San Jose Earthquakes.

Under first-year manager Mikael Stahre, the Quakes were supposed toward being a contender, but with just three wins and 17 points, the only positive storyline coming out of the Bay Area is Chris Wondolowski’s chase of the MLS all-time scoring record.

Although the Colorado Rapids have impressed since the addition of Kellyn Acosta, they still sit 11th in the West andĀ  are nowhere close to the red line under first year coach Anthony Hudson. The players brought in by Hudson haven’t worked out for the most part, with the trade for Acosta being the lone bright spot.

Joining the league’s bottom four teams in the pit of misery is Houston, who suffered a heartbreaking defeat at home to Real Salt Lake on Saturday to drop it 10 points beneath sixth place. The only good news for the Dynamo is they have a chance to win a trophy at home in the U.S. Open Cup final on September 26.

Vote in the poll below who you think is the MLS side in the biggest mess at this point in the season.

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  1. After having watched Colorado in 3 recent games against the LA clubs, they haven’t looked that bad at all. They need a good striker, but they play a pretty attractive possession game, move the ball well, and are very young. A couple of good additions and they could become contenders I think.

  2. I respect the opinions
    But Toronto won HIS last year then almost won CCL and isn’t going to make the playoffs in the same season.

  3. stan kroenke, owner of the colorado rapids, just bought arsenal in the epl two weeks ago:

    Kroenke set for full ownership of Arsenal after Usmanov deal

    A) maybe now the club can be rebranded as “the rocky mountain arsenal”. it is said that there is (or was) a us military weapons storage location in the mountains in colorado. this name has meaning for the club. (i think they wanted this name years ago but you know couldn’t have it because arsenal in epl had it first. so maybe they can have the name now?)

    • B) with FULL OWNERSHIP of arsenal in the epl, what advantages can this give the rapids over other mls clubs? how can this asset be leveraged to the rapid’s advantage?

      • a) an exchange of KNOWLEDGE (!!). i mean, just suppose kroenke got some of the technical (soccer) people (and hey why not even some of the talented front office people) to come to the colorado club and SHARE KNOWLEDGE, wow, that could be quite a boost to the club, yes?
        b) PLAYERS!
        c) have arsenal come to colorado to train for preseason and/or play a few games there every year.
        d) etc.

    • my two cents: colorado fans, hang in there. if your team can’t score now, don’t worry. i think your owner mr. kroenke is moving the goal posts for you. (your team is gonna score sooner or later.)


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