1. (1) Los Angeles Galaxy 9-2-8
Down to its third-string GK vs. Seattle with Ricketts injured, Saunders suspended.
2. (2) FC Dallas 9-4-4
Behind three goals from defenders, beat Portland 4-0 in MLS-leading sixth home win.
3. (4) Seattle Sounders FC 8-4-7
Could become a Supporters’ Shield contender with a road win against nemesis L.A.
4. (3) Real Salt Lake 7-3-5
Fans surely were delighted to see Alvaro Saborio score twice in his return to the lineup.
5. (6) Philadelphia Union 7-4-5
Firmly on top of the Eastern Conference, fueled by an impressive 5-0-4 home record.
6. (7) Columbus Crew 6-4-6
Andres Mendoza might be the hottest player in the league (six goals in six games).
7. (5) New York Red Bulls 5-3-9
Tumbling down the standings with just one win in 10 games. Gold Cup returns will help.
8. (8) San Jose Earthquakes 5-5-5
Hosts N.Y. at Stanford Stadium on Saturday and are expecting biggest crowd of the season.
9. (12) Sporting Kansas City 4-6-5
No surprise the results are coming (three wins in four) after new home stadium opened.
10. (10) D.C. United 4-5-6
Davies’ dives are earning him fines and critics, but eight goals are tied for the league lead.
11. (9) Colorado Rapids 5-5-7
Has lost two in a row, but trip to the White House on Monday could provide inspiration.
12. (11) Chivas USA 4-7-5
Has lost three in a row (twice late in the game), but get four of the next five at home.
13. (14) Houston Dynamo 4-6-7
Brian Ching’s 89th-minute goal, his first of the season, rescued a point on the road in D.C.
14. (13) Portland Timbers FC 5-7-3
Has lost four of five and is dreadful on the road (0-5-2, outscored 15-3).
15. (17) Chicago Fire 2-4-11
Ties, ties and more ties. Already has 11, and the league record for a season is 14.
16. (15) Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2-7-8
Faces Canadian rival Toronto twice this week: league game on Wed., and NCC final on Sat.
17. (16) New England Revolution 3-8-6
No wins since May 14. Had the lead in Seattle, but couldn’t even hold it until halftime.
18. (18) Toronto FC 2-7-9
It’s getting ugly. Allowing nearly two goals per game with a winless streak at nine.
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What do you think? What would your rankings look like?