Neither team was struck by extraordinarily bad luck. They were simply not very good and that’s why their seasons are over. From the MLS Cup final to out of the playoffs in 11 months.
Is this parity, or was let year just a case of two not very good teams getting on a hot streak? And if it was the latter, does that mean that there are no very good MLS teams that could consistently win over streaky teams? Either way, it’s been surprising to see both of those teams fall from the heights so quickly.