They left no doubts in Week 8.
LAFC made a statement with a 4-1 win over Seattle, the team many deemed to be their most legitimate challenger in the early part of the season. And they did it in style. "They passed them off the field," in the words of Andrew Wiebe, who joined Susannah Collins and Matt Doyle to break down the epic performance. Doyle called their midfield of Kaye-Atuesta-Blessing "awesome."
It left an obvious question: Who in MLS can stop this LAFC? Do the Sounders have a prayer at home in Week 9 as the schedule deals them LAFC for a second straight match?