Yes. Yes they are.
And yes, I picked Seattle to win it because it's a moral imperative to stick with the prediction I made in March. But have been wracking my brain to figure out just the right way of explaining why the Earthquakes are such favorites.
Turns out Redditor moatie2000 did it for me in one handy-dandy little chart.
Here ya go:
Not a lot needs to be said beyond that.