1. New England

Rec.: 8-4-3. Pv. 1. Note: Despite struggles last week, aided by Shalrie Joseph's absence, the Revs are still MLS's best. Next: vs. Toronto, Saturday.

2. L.A. Galaxy

Rec.: 6-4-3. Pv. 2. Note: As young players gain confidence, Galaxy become more and more dangerous. Next: at D.C. United, Sunday.

3. D.C. United

Rec.: 6-7-1. Pv. 3. Note: Are on a five-game unbeaten streak, and head coach Tommy Soehn's job looks very safe. Next: vs. L.A. Galaxy, Sunday.

4. Columbus

Rec.: 7-4-2. Pv. 5. Note: Overcame two separate deficits to earn a valuable draw at the Galaxy. Next: vs. Colorado, Saturday.

5. Toronto FC

Rec.: 6-4-3. Pv. 8. Note: Still unbeaten at home even though Toronto struggled to scoreless draw with Kansas City. Next: at New England, Saturday.

6. Real Salt Lake

Rec.: 5-5-4. Pv. 9. Note: Owns a 3-0-2 record in past five matches, but in fairness only one of those matches was on the road. Next: at Kansas City, Saturday.

7. Houston

Rec.: 4-4-6. Pv. 4. Note: Were lucky to escape with a tie at Colorado with porous defense in final minutes. Next: vs. FC Dallas, Thursday.

8. Chivas USA

Rec.: 5-6-2. Pv. 10. Note: Bounced back from mini two-game slide with convincing win over Chicago. Next: vs. New York, Saturday.

9. Chicago

Rec.: 6-5-1. Pv. 6. Note: The Brian McBride gossip appears to be a distraction because the Fire have only won one of last five. Next: vs. San Jose, Saturday.

10. New York

Rec.: 5-4-4. Pv. 12. Note: Despite being very shorthanded, the Red Bulls picked up a win and a draw last week. Next: at Chivas USA, Saturday.

11. FC Dallas

Rec.: 4-6-4. Pv. 7. Note: Despite the debut of coach Schellas Hyndman, Dallas struggled on the road and was shut out by New York. Next: at Houston, Thursday.

12. Colorado

Rec.: 5-7-1. Pv. 11. Note: The Rapids own a 1-3-1 record since beating Real Salt Lake on May 15. Next: at Columbus, Saturday.

13. Kansas City

Rec.: 3-5-4. Pv. 13. Note: Following a promising start, the Wizards have been dreadful and haven't won since April 20. Next: vs. Real Salt Lake, Saturday.

14. San Jose

Rec.: 3-8-2. Pv. 14. Note: After gutty draw at RSL, the 'Quakes were crushed at home by D.C. United 3-1. Next: at Chicago, Saturday.