1. (1) Los Angeles Galaxy 17-3-10
Beat Columbus with a B squad and can clinch the Supporters’ Shield this weekend.
2. (2) Seattle Sounders FC 15-6-9
Earned the Cascadia Cup on Sat., and the U.S. Open Cup could soon be on the way.
3. (3) Real Salt Lake 15-8-6
Playoff matchup with Seattle looks likely, but who will get home-field advantage?
4. (5) Sporting Kansas City 10-9-11
Would be running away with the Eastern Conference title if it could hold onto second-half leads.
5. (4) FC Dallas 13-10-7
Three straight shutout losses, and it looks less likely that injured star David Ferreira will return.
6. (10) Houston Dynamo 10-9-12
First road win of the season stunningly vaulted the Dynamo into first place in the East.
7. (6) Columbus Crew 11-11-8
Home loss to weakened Galaxy lineup won’t help attendance — 11,974 avg. is an MLS low.
8. (8) Philadelphia Union 9-7-13
Tie in K.C. clinched a playoff berth for Sounders, but will it be able to earn its own?
9. (11) D.C. United 9-8-11
DeRo has quickest hat trick in MLS history (31 min.) and added an assist in a 4-1 win vs. RSL.
10. (9) Colorado Rapids 10-9-12
Coach Gary Smith won’t even travel to a CCL game on Wed. Throwing in the towel?
11. (7) Portland Timbers FC 10-13-7
Frustrating week severely hampered playoff hopes, and three of its last four are on the road.
12. (12) New York Red Bulls 8-7-15
Dysfunctional and disappointing but still talented and in the middle of the wild-card race.
13. (15) Chicago Fire 6-8-15
Sebastian Grazzini was a phenomenal midseason addition that helped turn season around.
14. (16) Chivas USA 8-12-11
Resurgent Angel has given them late life, but it likely won’t be enough to make the postseason.
15. (13) Toronto FC 6-13-12
Could be eliminated from playoff contention this week. Will 2012 be the year?
16. (14) New England Revolution 5-13-12
Has allowed 12 goals in past five games and hosts Seattle’s league-best offense Saturday.
17. (17) San Jose Earthquakes 6-11-13
Progress toward a new soccer-specific stadium is the only positive news these days.
18. (18) Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4-15-10
The opening of its new home, B.C. Place, provides a sense of optimism, even if not for this year.
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From what I’ve seen, there has been a lot of disparity in power rankings around the league this week. What do you think? Who’s too high or too low?