1. New England

Rec.: 10-4-3. Pv. 1. Note: After Superliga battle with Houston, the Revs return their attention to MLS. Next: vs. Chicago, Saturday.

2. Houston

Rec.: 6-4-8. Pv. 2. Note: Two-time defending champs are starting to look tougher and tougher. Next: vs. Real Salt Lake, Aug. 16.

3. D.C. United

Rec.: 8-8-1. Pv. 3. Note: Picked up three badly-needed points against KC to help themselves get going again. Next: at New York, Sunday.

4. Real Salt Lake

Rec.: 7-6-6. Pv. 4. Note: Following Toronto's home loss, RSL is now the only unbeaten home team in MLS. Next: at Houston, Aug. 16.

5. Chicago

Rec.: 8-5-5. Pv. 7. Note: Fire held on against Chivas to stop slide. Next: at New England, Saturday.

6. Columbus

Rec.: 9-6-4. Pv. 5. Note: No shame in falling to Houston on the road, given the way the Dynamo are playing. Next: at FC Dallas, Aug. 16.

7. FC Dallas

Rec.: 6-6-7. Pv. 9. Note: Went to BMO Field and took all three points off Toronto, which had been impossible to do. Next: vs. Columbus, Aug. 16.

8. Chivas USA

Rec.: 6-7-4. Pv. 6. Note: Goats face critical stretch of season that will determine which direction that head in 2008. Next: at Kansas City, Saturday.

9. Kansas City

Rec.: 5-6-7. Pv. 8. Note: Wizards' unbeaten streak ended with loss to D.C., but can they turn things back around quickly? Next: vs. Chivas, Saturday.

10. L.A. Galaxy

Rec.: 6-8-5. Pv. 10. Note: Winless in last seven games and rumors of big changes are swirling. Next: at Chivas, Aug. 14.

11. Toronto FC

Rec.: 6-8-4. Pv. 11. Note: Loss to FC Dallas was Toronto's first at home in 2008. Next: at Colorado, Saturday.

12. San Jose

Rec.: 4-9-6. Pv. 14. Note: Don't look now, but here come the Earthquakes. Next: vs. New England, Aug. 16.

13. Colorado

Rec.: 6-9-3. Pv. 12. Note: After dropping the first of three home games, Colorado needs to pick up maximum points. Next: vs. Toronto, Saturday.

14. New York

Rec.: 5-6-7. Pv. 13. Note: Red Bulls have three home matches in a row to turn their season around. Next: at D.C. United, Sunday.