It does seem a bit questionable for Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s group to occupy the fifth spot in the rankings...after all, the blue white and gold have won five out of six to start the year. That being said, the top teams in the league (aka the Western Conferenece) will be tested in the coming weeks. LAFC travel to Vancouver before a two-legged series vs. the high flying Seattle Sounders. The Houston Dynamo, one spot above LA in the rankings, battle Zlatan and the Galaxy on the road this Friday.
Zlatan does his thing, the supporting cast do enough to get the win, wash, rinse, repeat. If Ibrahimovic stays healthy for the duration, the Galaxy can probably be knocking on the door of the Shield race.