At just this little snapshot of the season, it’s hard to determine if the bigger surprise is Vancouver at the top or Los Angeles just one up from the bottom -- just above Colorado, which hardly counts at this point.
The Sounders are fifth in the conferences, and yet a point ahead of where they were last season after four games. Dallas remains second despite one point over the last two weeks. All three Cascadia clubs are above the red line. Newcomer Houston is not.
Sounders fans will get a close-up look at this version of the Galaxy at 4 p.m. Sunday.