1. D.C. United
Rec.: 7-7-1. Pv. 1. Note: Brutal showing in the SuperLiga, but how will it affect D.C. United as it returns to league play? Next: vs. Houston, today.
2. New England
Rec.: 10-4-3. Pv. 2. Note: Hasn't missed a beat in the SuperLiga, where it has advanced to the semifinals. Next: vs. Chicago, Aug. 9.
Rec.: 4-4-8. Pv. 4. Note: Success in the SuperLiga might be just what Houston needs to improve confidence for league play. Next: at D.C. United, today.
4. Real Salt Lake
Rec.: 6-6-6. Pv. 4. Note: Gutted out a tie at Chicago, but better finishing could've netted the visitors three points. Next: vs. Toronto, Monday.
Rec.: 8-5-4. Pv. 5. Note: With an 0-2-1 mark in past three matches, is it the beginning of another rough stretch? Next: at Colorado, Sunday.
6. L.A. Galaxy
Rec.: 6-654. Pv. 6. Note: The Galaxy are on a five-game winless streak dating back to a June 14 win over San Jose. Next: at FC Dallas, Sunday.
7. Chivas USA
Rec.: 6-6-4. Pv. 7. Note: After failing to advance out of SuperLiga group play, it has 11 days off until league play resumes. Next: at Chicago, Aug. 2.
Rec.: 7-5-4. Pv. 8. Note: Despite the stingiest defense in MLS with 14 goals against, it only has two wins since May 8. Next: at Kansas City, Sunday.
9. Kansas City
Rec.: 5-5-6. Pv. 10. Note: Quietly climbing back into contention in the East with a 2-0-3 record in its past five league matches. Next: vs. San Jose, Saturday.
10. Toronto FC
Rec.: 6-6-4. Pv. 9. Note: As bad as Toronto is on the road, ties at home against expansion San Jose are brutal. Next: at Real Salt Lake, Monday.
11. FC Dallas
Rec.: 4-6-7. Pv. 11. Note: Still haven't won a league game since a 1-0 victory vs. Chicago on June 15. Next: vs. L.A. Galaxy, Sunday.
Rec.: 6-8-3. Pv. 12. Note: Followed up big 4-0 win over New York with a pair of road draws at San Jose and Dallas. Next: vs. Columbus, Sunday.
13. New York
Rec.: 5-6-6. Pv. 13. Note: Were perhaps unlucky not to walk away with a victory against the Galaxy over the weekend. Next: at San Jose, Sunday.
14. San Jose
Rec.: 3-9-5. Pv. 14. Note: The Earthquakes are proving themselves to be a better team on the road than at home this year. Next: vs. New York, Sunday.