1. (1) Los Angeles Galaxy 12-3-4
It wasn’t a good week for Bruce Arena-coached teams (0-3, including the MLS all-stars).
2. (4) Real Salt Lake 10-4-4
League-leading L.A. surely has to see the defending champs in the rearview mirror.
3. (2) Columbus Crew 10-4-4
Incoming Peruvian F Andres Mendoza could provide a spark to the East leaders.
4. (3) FC Dallas 6-2-9
With an MLS-low two losses, David Ferreira’s team also has a league-high nine draws.
5. (5) New York Red Bulls 8-6-3
Another week, another DP. We’ll see if Mexican star Rafa Marquez can help the D.
6. (9) Seattle Sounders FC 7-8-4
The hottest team in MLS? That feistiness, chippiness and effort from 2009 is back.
7. (7) Colorado Rapids 6-5-6
Another week. Another winless game. Scored just four goals in an 0-3-2 July.
8. (10) Chicago Fire 5-5-5
Will Freddie Ljungberg’s exit come back to haunt Sounders FC like Seba Le Toux’s has?
9. (6) San Jose Earthquakes 6-5-5
Frank Yallop said his team “laid down and died” in a home loss to Seattle. That’s harsh.
10. (8) Toronto FC 6-6-5
Has scored just four goals in eight games in all competitions since the start of June.
11. (13) Kansas City Wizards 5-8-4
Rookie Teal Bunbury, a college teammate of Steve Zakuani, has led a recent charge.
12. (14) Chivas USA 5-9-3
Unheralded Justin Braun, 23, has been a star, leading the Goats to an unbeaten July.
13. (11) Houston Dynamo 5-8-5
Brian Ching, Cam Weaver and Mike Chabala all return Sunday to the Pacific Northwest.
14. (12) Philadelphia Union 4-8-3
Will new midfielders Eduardo Coudet and Justin Mapp provide some consistency?
15. (15) New England Revolution 4-9-3
Marko Perovic is a Jabulani master, with three goals on brilliant free-kicks this year.
16. (16) D.C. United 3-12-3
It’s getting ugly. Twelve goals scored are an MLS worst, as are 31 goals allowed.