Every year we come up with reasons the Sounders will fall off. Every year we're wrong. The latest example: their dismantling of the previously hot Galaxy.
The Galaxy are the only MLS team to win each of their first two games this season. But ask the players, and they'll tell you it's a byproduct of new coach Greg Vanney.
If LAFC wants to hoist MLS Cup, it will likely have to overcome a Sounders team that has owned the Western Conference lately and been their biggest roadblock.