1. (1) Los Angeles Galaxy (8-0-2)
Won at Dallas without stars Landon Donovan and Edson Buddle. Have not allowed a goal on the road.
2. (2) Columbus Crew (6-0-2)
On the heels of L.A.’s galactic pace. Supersub Emilio Renteria led Crew to two road wins last week.
3. (3) San Jose Earthquakes (5-2-1)
Four straight shutouts isn’t bad for a team that conceded a league-worst 50 goals in 2009.
4. (4) Real Salt Lake (5-3-1)
That’s four wins in a row for the defending champs, who also get four of the next five at home.
5. (5) Colorado Rapids (4-3-1)
Enjoyed a bye before hosting Seattle and Columbus. Has won only once at home this year.
6. (7) Houston Dynamo (5-4-1)
Forward Dominic Oduro has sparked a franchise mired with injuries. But can he keep it up?
7. (6) New York Red Bulls (5-4-0)
Beating Italian club Juventus in a friendly is little consolation for a three-game losing streak.
8. (10) Toronto FC (4-4-1)
On the road at San Jose, then it’s four straight at home, where TFC is 4-0.
9. (8) Sounders FC (3-4-3)
Lost superstar Jhon Kennedy Hurtado and have the second-lowest goals-per-game average in MLS. Ouch.
10. (9) FC Dallas (2-2-5)
Always playing for something. Each Hoops game has been decided by a goal or less.
11. (11) Chicago Fire (2-3-3)
Starting to fade into mediocrity with weekly disappointments. Three straight at home helps.
12. (12) Kansas City Wizards (2-4-2)
Now 0-4-2 after a shockingly good start. Have scored league-worst one goal on the road.
13. (13) Chivas USA (3-6-1)
Suffering from Stoppage Time Fever, or something like it, after allowing late goals in 2 games.
14. (14) New England Revolution (2-6-2)
The return of standout midfielder Shalrie Joseph is a huge boost. And at the perfect time, too.
15. (15) Philadelphia Union (1-5-1)
A three-game trip is daunting for any team, let alone an expansion club that’s 0-5 away.
16. (16) D.C. United (1-8-0)
At 1-8, might as well put some more resources into scouting that No. 1 overall draft pick — or the No. 3 pick as one reader pointed out. I forgot about the expansion teams getting first choice for the rankings in print.
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Not a lot of changes this week. What do you think?