The highs have been followed all too quickly with lows.
A week after topping the Seattle Sounders earlier this year, Real Salt Lake let down its guard and let in an early goal in a loss to the Colorado Rapids. Last week, RSL played what coach Jason Kreis called arguably "our best performance of the season" in a home win over Chivas USA, only to follow it up with a dud Saturday.
"For me, it's that we are finding our way a little bit," Kreis said after a 2-0 home loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday. "Unfortunately, I felt that when we've had a good performance, we have had a drop-off immediately after. That comes from guys just feeling a little too comfortable with what they did and thinking that they have arrived a little bit."