So Argentine Etienne outplayed Etienne?
Also if we win the USOC game, I couldnt care less what happens against the Revs. USOC and MLS Cup are probably the only avaneues back into CCL.
That's partially true, but winning the Shield (a win vs. Massholes would have us no less than 3 pts behind ATL with a game in hand) gives us a better chance of making the CCL than not winning the Shield.
We started the league in 7th in the CCL standings with 50 points, with boy city the leaders at 57. Chicago and ATL were tied for 2nd at 55, Crew at 54, Seattle and Portland tied at 53.
Right now the standings go like this
boy city 81
Crew - 79
Portland - 73
Metro - 72
CHI - 69
Seattle - 61
So we picked up two places already, and have 1-3 games in hand on every one ahead of us except Portland.
So there are a few teams we'd have to beat by 5-7 points to qualify through league placement, but its still an avenue.
I don't disagree that we should prioritize the USOC, given the shitty personnel choices the international callups have forced upon us.