1. (1) Los Angeles Galaxy 11-1-3
The best team of the year had the goal of the year with that long-range strike by M Juninho.
2. (2) Real Salt Lake 8-3-3
Watch out for goals. Returned a World Cup starter in F Robbie Findley in a 5-0 rout of N.E.
3. (3) Columbus Crew 8-2-3
A +8 goal differential is by far the best in the East, but the lead over New York is just 2 pts.
4. (4) New York Red Bulls 8-5-1
Played to a draw for the first time this year. Last-place finish in 2009 is a distant memory.
5. (5) Colorado Rapids 6-3-4
Would like better than three straight draws, but its unbeaten streak is now at six games.
6. (7) FC Dallas 5-2-6
Quietly one of the hottest teams in the league with three wins in a row. Plays Seattle next.
7. (6) Toronto FC 5-4-4
Has scored only one goal in the last three games, but didn’t lose (0-0-3) thanks to its defense.
8. (8) San Jose Earthquakes 5-4-4
Winless in 5 games since coming to Qwest, but continue to battle for draws to stay relevant.
9. (9) Chicago Fire 4-4-5
Unbeaten streak came to an end over the weekend & the schedule will get tough: RSL, L.A.
10. (10) Houston Dynamo 5-7-3
Host Columbus next & has surprisingly kept the Crew winless in Robertson Stadium all-time.
11. (12) Philadelphia Union 3-7-2
This is the time for Peter Nowak’s team to make a run with four straight games at PPL Park.
12. (11) Kansas City Wizards 3-7-3
Desperate for a win against Chivas USA. Fortunately have never lost at home to the Goats.
13. (13) Seattle Sounders FC 4-8-3
How far has Seattle fallen? A subpar match against L.A. doesn’t drop them in the rankings.
14. (15) D.C. United 3-9-2
Let’s see how long they can hold on to prodigy Andy Najar, 17, who scored again against S.J.
15. (16) Chivas USA 3-9-2
On the rise? Won midweek in the Open Cup and then ended a losing streak against Philly.
16. (14) New England Revolution 3-9-2
Things won’t get easier for the league’s worst ‘D’ when Donovan and L.A. come to town.