Not everyone is down on Chivas USA. SI.com colleague Noah Davis ranks his teams 1-15, and he has Chivas USA at No. 2, but he has the Galaxy at No. 14. Yikes! And he agrees with me that Seattle should start out the year at No. 15. I mean, last year has to count for something, right? And where was Seattle last year?
Anyway, we'll see how Seattle does here in a matter of hours but the rankings just seem to be all over the place, whether it's him or mine or anyone else's. There's no consensus. We don't have any dominant teams here, no Man Us or Barcelonas to mop up the rest of the league; hence the wildly varying opinions.