At the start of August most folks would have looked at the match between RSL and
on Saturday and simply given 3 points to RSL. It would have been easy to do RSL was sitting with 13 wins and 42 points, while FC Dallas was struggling with just 5 wins and 22 points, but now we are past the halfway point of the month and RSL has back to back losses and still 13 wins and 42 points, while FC Dallas now has 7 wins and 29 points after a draw and back to back wins. RSL still sits in second place in the West with a five point edge of the the teams tied for 3rd place, and now it is FC Dallas in sixth place just 8 points out of the final playoff spot.
FC Dallas has scored 5 goals in their last two matches, RSL has just a single goal scored, FCD gave up 2 goals in those matches, while RSL has given up 3. Perhaps the most telling thing is a rested RSL team lost 2-1 at Vancouver on Saturday, while FC Dallas played there on Wednesday night and picked up a 2-0 win ...