1. (1) Real Salt Lake 15-4-10
Are there any MVP candidates on this team? Morales and Saborio could be the leading picks.
2. (3) L.A. Galaxy 17-7-5
Despite the rollercoaster year, could clinch the Supporters’ Shield with a win in final week.
3. (2) FC Dallas 12-3-14
Unbeaten streak ended with a thud in Salt Lake City. Still needs to fight off Seattle for third.
4. (5) Seattle Sounders FC 14-9-6
Five straight MLS wins is a franchise record for a club that has a different hero each week.
5. (4) New York Red Bulls 14-9-6
Holy imbalance. Eastern Conference leaders would barely crack the top 4 in the loaded West.
6. (6) Columbus Crew 13-8-8
GK Will Hesmer scored the unlikeliest of stoppage-time equalizers to save his team in Toronto.
7. (8) Colorado Rapids 12-8-9
M Omar Cummings (goal, assist) came up big in a playoff-clinching road win in Los Angeles.
8. (7) San Jose Earthquakes 12-9-7
Jon Busch on head injury: “I’m already married and already ugly so it doesn’t really matter.”
9. (9) Kansas City Wizards 10-13-6
First, postseason dreams dashed. Now, incoming DP Omar Bravo having second thoughts.
10. (11) New England Revolution 9-15-5
Sealed eight-team playoff field with 1-0 defeat of Kansas City — its first shutout in 11 games.
11. (10) Chicago Fire 8-12-9
Sent off American legend Brian McBride last weekend. The all-time great forward is retiring.
12. (13) Toronto FC 8-13-8
BMO Field closing up shop in league play until the MLS Cup final. But who will be there?
13. (14) Philadelphia Union 8-14-7
Could end its expansion season with back-to-back wins over East leaders N.Y. and Columbus.
14. (15) Houston Dynamo 8-15-6
GK Deric shut out San Jose in his debut. He’ll face a different beast in red-hot Sounders.
15. (12) Chivas USA 8-16-4
Is the clock ticking on first-year coach Martin Vasquez? He hasn’t elicited much confidence.
16. (16) D.C. United 6-19-4
Will the team (19 goals) outscore L.A. forward Edson Buddle (17) this season? Could be close.