There's a new look to the MLS standings this morning, as Real Salt Lake remains three points behind Sounders FC in the West ... but no longer has any games in hand.
In fact, for perhaps the first time this season, no one has played fewer games than Seattle -- except Vancouver, which doesn't really figure into this discussion -- and the top for are all even: 30 games played, four games remaining.
Next up, RSL goes to Los Angeles on Saturday, while the Sounders are at New England.
Here's a look at RSL's 3-0 home loss to Chicago last night.
Meanwhile, here's a very good piece on Sounders' success from Grant Wahl on SI.com.