With so much of the focus in this still young MLS season on either Kansas City, Salt Lake City or even the defending champions in Los Angeles, the remarkable has actually come true.
The New York Red Bulls are flying under the radar.
Of course, it's partly their own fault. Underachievers for so long now, prognosticators could be forgiven for dismissing Hans Backe's side.
Yet this season, I'm going out on a limb. I'll say that they finally reach their potential.
Here are six reasons why.