1. (1) Los Angeles Galaxy 18-4-10
Clinched the Shield after Seattle’s loss, though an injury to Keane is concerning.
2. (2) Seattle Sounders FC 16-7-9
Fell victim to a U.S. Open Cup hangover, but getting healthier for the stretch run.
3. (5) Philadelphia Union 11-7-14
Big road win at CenturyLink Field has the Union on top of a competitive Eastern Conf.
4. (4) Sporting Kansas City 11-9-12
Started the season 1-6-4 but can clinch a playoff berth with a home win Saturday vs. New York.
5. (3) Real Salt Lake 15-11-6
Four-game losing streak could drop coach Jason Kreis’ side back into the wild-card mix.
6. (6) Columbus Crew 12-12-8
A perfect 9 of 9 on penalty kicks this season, led by forward Andrew Mendoza (5 of 5).
7. (7) Houston Dynamo 10-9-13
Four games unbeaten down the stretch despite not having anyone with more than five goals.
8. (8) Colorado Rapids 11-9-12
D Drew Moor has scored his team’s last two goals and has a career-high four this season.
9. (9) FC Dallas 13-11-7
Goal-less in 360 minutes, the longest streak in MLS this year and 10 away from franchise low.
10. (10) Portland Timbers FC 11-13-7
Kenny Cooper is turning around an underwhelming year with three goals in four games.
11. (12) New York Red Bulls 9-7-16
Henry has scored in consecutive games, and Marquez is back on better terms with the fans.
12. (11) Chicago Fire 7-8-16
Can’t dwell on Open Cup disappointment with two huge games vs. Dallas, D.C. this week.
13. (13) D.C. United 9-10-11
Bill Hamid has been named the USMNT’s No. 2 GK, can he lead his team to the playoffs?
14. (14) Chivas USA 8-12-12
Hasn’t beaten rival L.A. in a SuperClasico since 2007 (0-6-3, with one goal in last six).
15. (16) San Jose Earthquakes 7-11-14
Six goals in seven games have pulled Chris Wondolowski into a tie for the Golden Boot race.
16. (15) Toronto FC 6-13-13
DP forward Danny Koevermans has scored his team’s last four goals and seven in nine games.
17. (18) Vancouver Whitecaps FC 5-16-10
At 0-11-5, the Whitecaps could become the fourth team in MLS history to go winless on the road.
18. (17) New England Revolution 5-15-12
Needs to beat Crew, TFC in its last two games to avoid a franchise low for wins in a season.
* * *
What do you think? Anyone too high or too low?