Neither kid asked to leave. Instead, after watching Pajoy sky a beautiful ball from DeRosario that had unlocked Portland's defense, I decided I was not having any fun. I left the stadium angry, along with hundreds of other supporters.
One story supporters appear to be trying to convince themselves of now is that a cheap and apathetic front office has handcuffed the coaching staff. As if it would matter if more high priced talent was sitting on the bench. This is a team headed up by someone who is incapable of figuring out how to play the highest-paid player on the roster with Carlos Ruiz. This is a team headed up by someone who would not play Branko Boskovic or Hamdi Salihi while perennially taking shots at the Rapid Vienna alums perceived fitness deficiencies.
But, sure, the front office sucks for not tossing more good money after bad.
With the Galaxy's 4-0 drubbing of the Sounders, the single table for the MLS looks like this:
|8||Real Salt Lake||21|
And if you do the arithmetic for the MLS salaries published by the Major League Soccer Players Union through May 1st -- conceding that this listing doesn't reflect recent transactions -- it is true that at the highest levels, large team salaries correspond with the top of the table:
|13||Real Salt Lake||$3,646,401|
But it doesn't exactly dictate D.C. United's position in the league table. If for some reason you support Chivas, you can complain. But you'd still be rooting for a team that has twice as many points as D.C. United, for a third less in salary.