1 (1) Los Angeles Galaxy 12-2-4
More late-game drama by Landon Donovan, with a game-tying goal in the 90th min. vs. S.J.
2. (2) Columbus Crew 10-3-4
Don’t doze off on the guys in canary yellow. An injury-riddled lineup throttled Houston 3-0
3. (3) FC Dallas 6-2-8
Have earned points in 7 of 8 road games, including a recent draw in Toronto
4. (4) Real Salt Lake 9-4-4
Couldn’t make up ground on L.A., but has a very light schedule coming: D.C., K.C., Philly
5. (5) New York Red Bulls 8-6-2
After months of speculation and anticipation, Thierry Henry makes his MLS debut Saturday
6. (7) San Jose Earthquakes 6-4-5
Very nearly beat league-leading Galaxy on the road. How will they handle Seattle at home?
7. (6) Colorado Rapids 6-5-5
Winless in six games, and despite its star power has the lowest-scoring offense in the West
8. (8) Toronto FC 6-5-5
Ex-Chivas USA forward Maicon Santos, not DP Mista, might be the new star for the Reds
9. (11) Seattle Sounders FC 6-8-4
Watch out, only a late goal by Dallas has kept this team from a three-game winning streak
10. (9) Chicago Fire 4-5-5
Patiently waiting? 14 games played are fewest in MLS, four less than Seattle and L.A.
11. (10) Houston Dynamo 5-8-4
Defense on the road has been dreadful (16 GA) and they play just once at home in August
12. (12) Philadelphia Union 4-8-2
4 of the next 5 are at home, which is a relief considering an 8-19 goal difference on the road
13. (13) Kansas City Wizards 4-8-4
How much can new DP Omar Bravo help a feeble offense with just 13 goals in 16 games?
14. (15) Chivas USA 4-9-3
Very good result at Rio Tinto to earn a 1-1 draw with RSL. Haven’t lost in three straight
15. (14) New England Revolution 4-9-2
The most unpredictable team in MLS with big wins (N.Y., L.A.) and many awful losses
16. (16) D.C. United 3-11-3
So much for momentum. Has gone 0-3-2 since a head-turning win June 10 at Qwest Field