MLS parity is forgiving.
While the inconsistent Galaxy currently occupy the fifth and final Western Conference playoff spot, they are also only three points out of second spot.
Still, given their current form, explored in today’s column, who knows what their chances are of seeing those heights again.
Read more in today’s column, which also includes a brief preview of today’s U.S. Gold Cup game.
Our sister newspaper The Denver Post has more on Mexico’s Gold Cup campaign.
Also: will this former Chivas USA import catch on with the Galaxy?
One clarification to the column about who the U.S. will face in the quarterfinals, according to U.S. Soccer:
The United States needs only a draw to secure a first-place finish in the group, which would mean a match against the third-place team from either Group A or Group B in the quarterfinal.