They got walloped by FC Dallas and there's really no huge shame in that. But RSL don't look to be close to their breakthrough yet.
While Pablo Mastroeni's speech about how "stats will lose to the human spirit every day" was amazing, the standings is one set of stats that doesn't lie. The Rapids aren't good and they got lucky this week.
They got shut out twice this week, which is about what you'd expect from this DCU team. They did shut out the LA Galaxy though and salvaged one point.
They got two wins this week, one against a Canadian rival in the Canadian Championship and one vs. the New York Red Bulls.
They played twice this week with wildly different results: a 3-0 win over Seattle and a 2-1 loss to Colorado. But they looked strong across both matches and maybe that stunning 5-0 loss to Toronto FC's B-team last week gave them a needed jolt.
The Loons haven't turned a corner yet and they were out-classed by Sporting Kansas City.
New York Red Bulls
The downward slide for a team that once was a powerhouse continues.
San Jose Earthquakes
They can try to blame the red card, but they were being out-played by the Portland Timbers well before they dropped down to 10 men.
New England Revolution
A good week for the Revs as they put in a convincing win over Toronto FC and drew to a strong NYCFC team.
They got beaten pretty handily by the Columbus Crew and couldn't take control of the Dynamo, even at home.
It was a bit of an odd match vs. Atlanta United, but the Whitecaps showed a lot of heart and capitalized on their opportunities. The question is, can they start doing it every week?
They crushed Real Salt Lake, which they should, and kept things close in Seattle.
The Galaxy had been looking like a top team, but a scoreless draw to D.C. United will take them down a peg.
Their win over the San Jose Earthquakes wasn't the most convincing one, but it did look like something the Timbers can build off to climb out of their rough patch.
Things started off so well for them in Vancouver, but their inconsistency got them again.
They kept things close against New York City, despite a loss, and it's starting to look like the Union's new normal isn't going away.
They gutted out a win over a Philadelphia Union team that has looked pretty solid these days.
Sure, they didn't have Dax McCarty and Juninho, but they couldn't beat a nine-man Orlando City team simply because their finishing was atrocious. They should've scored at least one goal, if not multiple goals.
They faced a struggled RSL and crushed them, as expected.
Their loss to the New England Revolution was a surprise, particualrly because Sebastian Giovinco made his return. It was likely a minor misstep from an otherwise dominant team.
Sporting Kansas City
They continue to look outstanding. Beating Minnesota United isn't exactly a huge accomplishment, but they looked comfortable and in control.