Sounders Insider

A break in the schedule, so a look at the standings

With no games today, it seemed a reasonable time to take a moment to look over the MLS standings, with about eight weeks left in the regular season. (Here's a look more specifically at the playoff races.)

But don't get too used to these standings, as Los Angeles visits Kansas City on Monday in a nationally televised game that can affect the races in both conferences.

And then when the Sounders get back into action Saturday, that will be a huge one too as Real Salt Lake visits CenturyLink.

Sizzling as they've been, the Sounders remain capable of making a run at Supporters Shield ... or falling into the wild card scramble.

One interesting statistical column is goal differential, which really emphasizes the power teams of the West.