1. New England

Rec.: 8-3-2. Pv. 1. Note: The Revolution are red hot winners of five of their last six, including at Houston last weekend. Next: vs. New York, today.

2. L.A. Galaxy

Rec.: 6-4-2. Pv. 3. Note: Enigmatic striker Edson Buddle is thriving with a healthy David Beckham. Next: vs. Columbus, Saturday.

3. D.C. United

Rec.: 5-7-1. Pv. 4. Note: Are on a four-game unbeaten streak, and again a force in the Eastern conference. Next: vs. San Jose, Sunday.

4. Houston

Rec.: 4-4-5. Pv. 2. Note: National team duty really hurt Houston in a shutout loss to New England last weekend. Next: vs. Colorado, Saturday.

5. Columbus

Rec.: 7-4-1. Pv. 14. Note: After four straight games without a goal, the Crew poured in three at Kansas City. Next: at L.A. Galaxy, Saturday

6. Chicago

Rec.: 6-4-1. Pv. 5. Note: The Fire are definitely in a rut having only won one of their last four matches. Next: at Chivas USA, Thursday.

7. FC Dallas

Rec.: 4-5-4. Pv. 10. Note: Picked up a much-needed 1-0 win over Chicago in the sweltering heat on Sunday. Next: at New York, Saturday.

8. Toronto FC

Rec.: 6-4-2. Pv. 9. Note: Won at home again, but must find a way to get it done on the road sooner or later. Next: vs. Kansas City, Saturday.

9. Real Salt Lake

Rec.: 4-5-3. Pv. 12. Note: After first road win of the season last weekend, four of RSL's next five are at home. Next: vs. San Jose, today.

10. Chivas USA

Rec.: 4-6-2. Pv. 6. Note: Following a three-game losing streak, the Goats have lost two straight 1-0 games. Next: vs. Chicago, Thursday.

11. Colorado

Rec.: 5-7-0. Pv. 7. Note: Looked bad in a 3-1 loss at Toronto FC, clearly missing Pablo Mastroeni. Next: vs. Houston, Saturday.

12. New York

Rec.: 4-4-3. Pv. 8. Note: The Red Bulls were trounced 4-1 at D.C. United, and have now lost three of last four. Next: vs. FC Dallas, Saturday.

13. Kansas City

Rec.: 3-5-3. Pv. 11. Note: Following a promising start, the Wizards have been dreadful and haven't won since April 20. Next: at Toronto, Saturday.

14. San Jose

Rec.: 3-7-1. Pv. 13. Note: It was back to reality last weekend for the Earthquakes, who were clobbered 3-0 by visiting Galaxy. Next: at Real Salt Lake, today.