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Headed Home Way back on March 10th Major League Soccer began What WiLL be their LongeSt SeaSon. noW With teaMS having pLayed at LeaSt 25 gaMeS of the 34 gaMe ScheduLe, it iS tiMe for a Look at the pLayoff picture A s you might expect in a long season, teams fortunes rise and fall. This weeks Team of the Week is next weeks Flop. Players too, will excite and disappoint. Man of the Match to Bum of the Month can be a short trip. With that in mind consistency is a quality to be prized, and the San Jose Earthquakes have been the league’s most consistent outfit. After failing to make the playoffs last season, the Quakes good start was greeted with a wait and see attitude by most observers. But as we got deeper and deeper into the season, San Diego only improved, and it became increasingly clear that Frank Yallop’s team were the real deal. Chris Wondolowski was scoring goals at an incredible clip, and at the halfway point he looked a good bet to break Roy Lassiter’ record of 27 goals set in 1996, the league’s first season. It is a testament to San Jose that they did not go into the tank when Wondo cooled off, in fact with seven [ MLS pLayoffS ]