Sounders Insider

The week behind, and ahead

Here are the new Major League Soccer standings, with another week of play behind us.

The Sounders have the second-highest point total in the league (13), but the highest -- Chivas -- is pulling away with 19.

Chicago remains the only team that hasn't lost, Columbus the only team that hasn't won, and Salt Lake the only team that hasn't tied.

We are at approximately the one-quarter mark through the season.

By noon Monday, I'm due to send in my MLS Player of the Week ballot. As always, I'm happy to hear any suggestions you might have.

Another thing I'd like to hear your thoughts on: How do the Sounders adjust their lineup Sunday with no Montero? I've got an idea, but I'd like to hear from you. And in any case, we'll need to wait until at least Tuesday to hear from Sigi Schmid -- and I don't expect a full answer even then -- because the Sounders are off Monday.

With no real Sounders news cooking, I'll have an MLS soccer column in the paper on Monday. The topic is the value of stars and superstars in the league.