Nice story about James Riley on MLS web site, FYI.
Chivas USA is looking like it might run away with the MLS West title. It has 22 points, so for now the battle for second place is on, and Sounders FC has it for now but has to keep winning to keep itself in the the top two in the conference and earn a playoff spot outright. The top two teams in the East and West get in, and then the four teams with the best record regardless of conference also earn berths.
View from the press box, pregame warmups.