NOTE: There were no MLS games since last week, so the rankings are the same — just with fun new comments.
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1. San Jose Earthquakes 19-6-7
Wondolowski will be the only player in history to lead MLS in goal-scoring three straight years.
2. Sporting Kansas City 17-7-8
GK Jimmy Nielsen has a league-high 14 shutouts and can tie the league record with two more.
3. Real Salt Lake 17-11-4
Showed tremendous sportsmanship in agreeing to fly Eddie Johnson to Seattle after USMNT duty.
4. Seattle Sounders FC 14-7-10
Still seeking its first win against the best in the West, having gone 0-4-1 vs. San Jose, RSL.
5. Chicago Fire 17-10-5
Team Twitter feed has become much more popular thanks to a new NBC show by the same name.
6. New York Red Bulls 15-9-8
Should be focusing on the playoffs. Instead, many questions are on the future of coach Hans Backe.
7. Los Angeles Galaxy 15-12-5
Robbie Keane is red hot just in time for postseason with 11 goals in his last 14 games.
8. D.C. United 16-10-6
A win or tie Saturday vs. Columbus would end a team-worst playoff drought of four years.
9. Houston Dynamo 13-8-11
Could become just the fourth team in league history to go unbeaten at home in a season.
10. Columbus Crew 14-11-7
Eddie Gaven has tied a career high with eight goals. He also did that in 2005 at age 19.
11. Vancouver Whitecaps FC 11-12-9
Yet to beat rival Portland in four meetings, but a win Sunday would clinch a playoff berth.
12. FC Dallas 9-12-11
Having to make up four points to the Whitecaps in two games leaves almost no room for error.
13. Montreal Impact 12-15-5
Could earn the third-best record in league history for an expansion team with one more win.
14. Philadelphia Union 10-15-6
There might not be an MLS player featuring on a better nat’l team than Carlos Valdez with Colombia.
15. Colorado Rapids 9-19-4
MLS teams don’t get Sept. call-ups like in baseball, but young players have been featuring more.
16. Portland Timbers FC 7-16-9
Whiffed on its last two chances to clinch the Cascadia Cup, but has one more swing Sunday.
17. New England Revolution 7-17-8
Federal Way’s Kelyn Rowe has put in a fine rookie season with 20 starts, three goals, four assists.
18. Chivas USA 7-17-8
A scoreless streak mercifully ended last game after 601 min., the second worst in MLS history.
19. Toronto FC 5-20-7
Will the winless streak run into 2013? It’s currently at 12 games, one short of a team record.