as deep as we are, probably not. but we're also currently involved in playing 3 competitions. watched the miami game vs lafc and they're still a bit unorganized, but they seem to show great potential. they have some talented guys and could become a contender this year if things fall into place. of course, i don't think they are better than us when we are at our best. but clearly based on today's game, our players dont always show up (i'm iooking at you heber, mitri, parks.. and a bit of you too maxi!)Man, that is a brutal loss for Atlanta. Really clears the decks for NYCFC. No reason we can't be the No. 1 seed in the East, now. There is no other team in the East as good or as deep as we are.
as you said, there's no reason why we can't be No 1 in the east again this year, but I don't think it's a given. especially if TFC find their form.. hell, even the Revs are looking pretty potent on paper.