You can look as good as you like on paper, but that doesn’t always translate to wins on the field.
The fact is, Tim Cahill is an excellent addition to the team, as is Sebastian Le Toux, but by trading Dane Richards and failing to address the need for width in the midfield, the team becomes one dimensional. Add to that fact Cahill’s preseason form and you have a recipe for crisis.
There are nearly three full months before the playoffs begin. A kind MLS schedule will certainly aid the team in it’s quest for identity. Until then, expect a few of these clunkers to occur, especially on the road.