1. (1) San Jose Earthquakes 19-6-8
Chris Wondolowski needs one goal in the finale to tie the league single-season scoring record of 27.
2. (2) Sporting Kansas City 17-7-9
The only team in the East that’s clinched a top-three seed and knows it will skip the first round.
3. (3) Real Salt Lake 17-11-5
Talk about keeping a core intact: 10 regulars this year featured on the championship team in 2009.
4. (4) Seattle Sounders FC 15-7-11
Rewarded its fans for record turnout (43,144 average) with its best season at home (11-4-2).
5. (8) D.C. United 17-10-6
Undefeated streak has reached six, and earning the No. 1 seed in the East is still possible.
6. (5) Chicago Fire 17-11-5
Could finish as low as fifth in the conference after suffering an upset defeat in New England.
7. (6) New York Red Bulls 15-9-9
A high-powered offense has been shut out in back-to-back games for the first time this season.
8. (7) Los Angeles Galaxy 15-12-6
Held San Jose to a tie without Beckham and Donovan in what could be a playoff preview.
9. (9) Houston Dynamo 14-8-11
Became the fourth team in league history to go unbeaten at home in a season at 11-0-6.
10. (10) Columbus Crew 14-12-7
Missed postseason despite earning 49 points in the East, seven more than the West’s last team in.
11. (11) Vancouver Whitecaps FC 11-13-9
Got help from Seattle to become the first Canadian team in history to make the MLS playoffs.
12. (13) Montreal Impact 12-15-6
Might it try to follow the Whitecaps’ lead and earn a postseason berth before Toronto FC?
13. (12) FC Dallas 9-13-11
Playoff hopes died in Seattle, but having five starters out injured didn’t help.
14. (16) Portland Timbers FC 8-16-9
Jack Jewsbury’s Cascadia Cup-clinching goal is sure to become part of Timbers legend.
15. (15) Colorado Rapids 10-19-4
Newcomers Jaime Castrillon and Martin Rivero lead the team in goals and assists, respectively.
16. (14) Philadelphia Union 10-16-6
Young forward Jack McInerney has goals in four consecutive games — a franchise record.
17. (17) New England Revolution 8-17-8
Lee Nguyen’s exit from Vancouver was unceremonious, but he bounced back as MVP of the Revs.
18. (18) Chivas USA 7-18-8
Ranks last in the West in goals scored (22, four less than Wondolowski) and goals allowed (56).
19. (19) Toronto FC 5-20-8
Orlando City’s Adrian Heath reportedly turned down a coaching offer and, oh yeah, 13 games winless.