The Los Angeles Galaxy scored 58 goals last season. Only one team in the Western Conference scored more, and we all know who they are. That should be enough to build a formidable team upon. And yet, they succumbed to a fifth-place finish in the West and did not host a playoff game.
In fact, not only did they slip to a disappointing end to the season, they actually ended the season with a negative goal difference. The New England Revolution are the only other team to qualify for the playoffs with a negative goal difference.