1. Los Angeles FC
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LAFC are not infallible, as proven by the unusual loss in Vancouver. But playing Seattle they showed themselves to be the unquestionable best team. They showed just how beatable a shorthanded Seattle can be.
2. LA Galaxy
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They defeated the other remaining undefeated team to get their fifth win in a row. Zlatan receiving key to the city and a four movie deal.
3. Seattle Sounders FC
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The last standing undefeated team lost in dramatic fashion and one which leaves many Sounders fans unsure if their run was an entire fluke. It wasn’t, but the team does have to have some hard conversations in preparation for the week with two more games.
4. DC United
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NYCFC took the lead and never looked in danger. Just a bump in the road though and they will be back to
5. Toronto FC
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Toronto picked up the win over Minnesota, perhaps not expecting to give up 3 on the way but a win is still a win.
6. Houston Dynamo
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Houston got their first loss of the season at the hands of the Galaxy, though I think it is only a minor setback for Cabrera’s crew.
7. FC Dallas
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Dallas got a win on the road, even in Atlanta. Glad to see the Dallas of old has returned after their slow start.
8. Columbus Crew
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I find great cosmic balance as Portland beats Porter. Caleb couldn’t have been happy with how his squad played.
9. Minnesota United
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Minnesota lost but advanced a spot due to the greater table shifting. We will see if they stay in the top ten or begin to fall again.
10. Philadelphia Union
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Philly has 12 points out of their past 5 games. Next they travel to Vancouver and must face what has proven a bit of a fortress thus far this season.
11. Sporting KC
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SKC and Peter Vermes must be losing sleep. They have six points from their past five games, but the good news is New England are coming to town. Should be a game they are heavily favored for.
12. Atlanta United
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A loss at home is getting to be old hat. Atlanta has to figure their shit out.
13. FC Cincinnati
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A loss at home against RSL and next week they travel to New York Red Bulls, given how this season has gone that could be good news for them.
14. Chicago Fire
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Chicago win 4 – 1 over Colorado and look quite solid.
15. Montréal Impact
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Seven points in their last fifteen, Montréal really need Piatti to come back. Soon.
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NYCFC finally notch their first win of the season, and it’s on the road over the powerhouse DC United. That has to feel good.
17. New York Red Bulls
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What is going on with the Red Bulls? Even if the rumors are true of Henry returning to help the club, I’m not convinced that can really turn the ship around on their own.
18. Real Salt Lake
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Two wins in a row! Mike Petke gets a win on the road and has to feel he might finally have the animal under his control.
19. Orlando City
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Their third win and it comes again at 1 – 0, can Orlando’s defense stiffen further and more than that can Orlando start scoring more goal?
20. Vancouver Whitecaps
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Two points in five games. Vancouver needs a fucking win. Or a fucking change. One of these two things. Still.
21. San Jose Earthquakes
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What was that team which hung four goals on SKC? Will they show up in Seattle this week? I sure hope not.
22. Portland Timbers
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Congratulations to Portland, with that win they leave Colorado as the only winless team left in the league.
23. New England Revolution
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New England got their second win, let’s see if they keep it going.
24. Colorado Rapids
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Welcome to last place. Again. Colorado, you need an intervention and I feel for the team’s fans.