Despite a hairy 1-1 draw at home against Colorado, Real Salt Lake is atop the Power Rankings again this week, with streaking FC Dallas following close behind. The Red Bulls, meanwhile, jump over LA with a win on the left coast, and San Jose make their move up to No. 6.
The champs rested a handful of starters against Colorado, and still gutted out a draw to salvage the streak.
(13-4-9, 48 pts.) Last: Beat A. Unido, 3-2 (CCL), Tied COL, 1-1 [WATCH] Next: Wednesday at TOR (CCL), Saturday at NE
With a result against the Fire, FCD will tie the all-time unbeaten record within one season at 18 straight, held by the Crew.
We knew Hans Backe was playing possum, but wow. It's amazing to think this club flirted with the worst record in MLS history in 2009.
(13-8-5, 42 pts.) Last: Beat LA, 2-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs. KC
The draw at Rio Tinto guarantees the Galaxy still have the Supporters' Shield fate in their hands. But can they lock it down?
(15-6-5, 50 pts.) Last: Lost to NY, 2-0 [WATCH] Next: Sunday at CHV
The Crew are back on the road for CCL play, with a tough task against San Jose looming. Meanwhile, the Eastern lead is slipping.
(13-7-6, 45 pts.) Last: Beat Monterrey, 1-0 (CCL), Tied NE, 2-2 [WATCH] Next: Tuesday at Municipal (CCL), Saturday vs. SJ
No one made more strides this week than the Quakes. Wondo for messianic figure in Silicon Valley!
(11-7-6, 39 pts.) Last: Beat TOR, 3-2 [WATCH] Next: Wednesday vs. CHI, Saturday at CLB
Blaise Nkufo suddenly has four goals in his last two matches, but Fredy Montero hasn't scored in the team's last four league games.
(11-9-6, 39 pts.) Last: Lost to Monterrey, 3-2 (CCL), Beat CHI, 1-0 [WATCH] Next: Wednesday at Marathón (CCL), Saturday vs. TOR
Despite the disappointment at Rio Tinto, the Rapids face two winnable games this week as they push to the postseason.
A lifeless first few minutes against FCD soured an amazing midweek win over the Dynamo. Still, the Wizards have a fighting chance.
Another wild week for the Reds, who carved a piece of history in Mexico and then flopped against the Quakes.
(8-11-7, 31 pts.) Last: Tied C. Azul, 0-0 (CCL), Lost to SJ, 3-2 [WATCH] Next: Tuesday vs. RSL (CCL), Saturday at SEA
Few teams are actually posting better results lately than the Union, losers of just two in their last eight as they head down the stretch.
(7-12-6, 27 pts.) Last: Beat CHV, 3-0 [WATCH] Next: Wednesday at COL, Saturday vs. HOU
Was this really the team that finished one PK short of the MLS Cup last season? A long winter is coming in Chicago.
(6-10-8, 26 pts.) Last: Lost to SEA, 1-0 [WATCH] Next: Wednesday at SJ, Saturday at FCD
The clamoring for Bob Bradley to call Geoff Cameron up for the USMNT games is growing. Count us in.
The Goats aren't quite done yet, but they need to beat LA to somehow keep their playoff hopes alive.
(7-14-4, 25 pts.) Last: Lost to PHI, 3-0 [WATCH] Next: Sunday vs. LA
President Kevin Payne's Q&A with fans was a step in the right direction, at least, during a maddeningly frustrating season in D.C.
(5-18-3, 18 pts.) Last: Lost to HOU, 3-1 [WATCH] Next: Saturday at COL