1. (1) Los Angeles Galaxy 14-3-9
Robbie Keane scored in his debut, reaffirming an “MLS Cup or bust” mindset.
2. (3) Seattle Sounders FC 12-5-9
Road warriors have earned an MLS-high 23 points away from home this season.
3. (2) FC Dallas 12-7-7
Breakthrough victory in Mexico was huge, but has just one league win in five games.
4. (5) Columbus Crew 11-7-7
Has a chance Saturday to earn its first win vs. ex-coach Sigi Schmid since his move to Seattle.
5. (4) Colorado Rapids 10-6-11
Iron Man Drew Moor has played all 90 minutes in 68 consecutive games, an MLS record.
6. (7) Sporting Kansas City 9-7-9
Going 4-1-1 in six straight at home has vaulted them from 7th place in the East to 2nd.
7. (6) Real Salt Lake 10-7-6
Four losses in five games — all to East teams — is shocking. As is a 2-5-3 road record.
8. (11) Houston Dynamo 8-7-11
Brad Davis has a league-leading 13 assists; his team is unbeaten in past five games.
9. (8) Philadelphia Union 8-6-10
Winless streak at five as Peter Nowak’s team slips down the standings in the East.
10. (10) Chivas USA 7-8-10
Former Galaxy forward Juan Pablo Angel scored in his first game with his new team.
11. (9) D.C. United 7-7-10
The only team in the league with more wins on the road (4) than at home (3).
12. (13) Portland Timbers FC 8-12-5
Will increase capacity of Jeld-Wen Field to 20,323 for games Sept. 16 and Oct. 14.
13. (12) New York Red Bulls 6-6-14
Home game against L.A. this weekend will be broadcast in more than 100 countries.
14. (17) Chicago Fire 3-7-15
Set MLS record with 15 ties in a season, then followed with a rare win.
15. (15) New England Revolution 4-11-11
New signing Milton Caraglio scored twice, but defense blew two-goal lead against N.Y.
16. (14) Toronto FC 4-12-11
Good spell spoiled in a 2-0 loss to Chicago; 25 goals, 48 goals allowed are MLS worsts.
17. (16) San Jose Earthquakes 5-10-10
Team-record winless streak is at 12 games. Surely, Frank Yallop’s days are numbered.
18. (18) Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3-13-9
The only optimism seems to center on BC Place renovations, which are nearly complete.
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What do you think? Who’s too high? Too low?