1. New England
: Have won four of last five matches heading into MLS Cup rematch with Houston this week. Next:
at Houston, Thursday.
: Early-season struggles appear to be behind the Dynamo, who've won two straight. Next:
vs. New England, Thursday.
3. L.A. Galaxy
: Yes, they give up a lot of goals, but they score a lot as well and have won three of last four. Next:
at San Jose, Saturday.
4. D.C. United
: All but written off last month, D.C. is unbeaten in its last three, including a win at Chicago. Next:
vs. New York, Saturday.
: Red hot the first two months of the season, the Fire have only prevailed in one of their last four matches. Next:
at FC Dallas, Sunday.
6. Chivas USA
: Had won three straight before a 1-0 loss at New York over the weekend. Next:
vs. Real Salt Lake, Saturday.
: The Rapids are a middle-of-the-pack team that's been trading wins and losses for the last month. Next:
at Toronto FC.
8. New York
: Juan Pablo Angel finally scored last weekend, confidence that might boost the Red Bulls out of mediocrity. Next:
at D.C., Saturday.
9. Toronto FC
: Of its 17 points, 14 have come out home. Must find a away to be more productive away from BMO Field. Next:
vs. Colorado, Saturday.
10. FC Dallas
: In four games since firing Steve Morrow, Dallas' only win was a comeback against Real Salt Lake. Next:
vs. Chicago, Sunday.
11. Kansas City
: Finally heading home after six-game road trip and could be poised to make a move in the East. Next:
vs. Columbus, Saturday.
12. Real Salt Lake
: Poor finishing cost RSL against Kansas City, and now it hits the road where it is winless in 2008. Next:
at Chivas USA, Saturday.
13. San Jose
: The Quakes are no pushovers, as evidenced by their second road win of the year last weekend. Next:
vs. L.A. Galaxy, Saturday.
Record: 6-4-1. Note: The honeymoon is over. The MLS darlings of April and early May have scored a goal in four straight games. Next: at Kansas City, Saturday.