BIGGEST MOVERS: Columbus +3 spots | LA, SKC, SEA, SJ, HOU, CHI -2 spots


1


LAST WEEK: 2


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 7


Relying on Maxi Urruti and Michael Barrios to be your primary goalscorers is a risky proposition. But it looks good when it works, as it did against the Dynamo.


Latest result: Won at Houston, 3-1


Last five results: D-W-D-L-W


Next MLS match: Saturday vs. Portland (MLS LIVE)


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LAST WEEK: 1


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 9


A home loss to your 10-man rivals? Sounds familiar to Reds fans. To add injury to insult, Sebastian Giovinco is out for a month.


Latest result: Won at Orlando City, 2-1; Lost vs. Montreal, 1-0


Last five results: W-D-W-W-L


Next MLS match: September 10 at Chicago (MLS LIVE)


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LAST WEEK: 5


HIGH: 2 | LOW: 17


Time for a cross-country trip without Sacha Kljestan after the Red Bull No. 10's surprise USMNT call-up. Fortunately listless Vancouver are waiting for them on the West Coast.


Latest result: Won vs. New England, 1-0


Last five results: D-D-W-D-W


Next MLS match: Saturday at Vancouver (MLS LIVE in US | TSN1 in Canada)


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LAST WEEK: 3


HIGH: 3 | LOW: 20


Their unbeaten streak ended at four, and now they have a short turnaround with Patrick Mullins coming to town. At least they'll be familiar with D.C.'s newest reclamation project.


Latest result: Lost at Orlando City, 2-1


Last five results: W-D-D-W-L


Next MLS match: Thursday vs. D.C. United (MLS LIVE)


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LAST WEEK: 4


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 20


Two wins in their last 10, and yet the Rapids are still second in MLS on 1.72 ppg. Even more incredibly, the Rapids have scored the second-fewest goals (28) in MLS.


Latest result: Lost at Real Salt Lake, 2-1


Last five results: L-W-D-D-L


Next MLS match: Saturday at New England (MLS LIVE)


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LAST WEEK: 7


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 11


Yura Movsisyan broke out of his slump, scoring his first goals since July 9. After a six-game winless streak in June and July, they're believing again at the RioT.


Latest result: Won vs. Colorado, 2-1


Last five results: L-W-L-W-W


Next MLS match: September 7 vs. LA Galaxy (MLS LIVE)


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LAST WEEK: 8


HIGH: 2 | LOW: 19


The Union have won three of four with Alejandro Bedoya in the starting lineup. Can they go to Chicago and win a trap game without him?


Latest result: Won at Columbus, 2-1; Won vs. Sporting KC, 2-0


Last five results: D-W-L-W-W


Next MLS match: Saturday at Chicago (MLS LIVE)


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LAST WEEK: 6


HIGH: 2 | LOW: 9


With Gyasi Zardes out for the season, Jelle Van Dammeout 2-3 weeks, Steven Gerrard nursing a knock, Nigel de Jongflirting with Turkey and zero wins in their last five, the Galaxy don't look like a top seed in the West.


Latest result: Drew at Chicago, 2-2; Drew vs. Vancouver, 0-0


Last five results: D-D-L-D-D


Next MLS match: Saturday vs. Columbus (MLS LIVE)


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LAST WEEK: 11


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 11


Impact fans are going to savor that 10-man 401 Derby victory at BMO Field for a long, long time.


Latest result: Drew vs. D.C. United, 1-1; Won at Toronto, 1-0


Last five results: W-L-L-D-W


Next MLS match: September 7 vs. Orlando City SC (TSN5 in Canada | MLS LIVE in US)


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LAST WEEK: 12


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 12


Exhale Timbers fans. After averting a potential crisis with a dominating first half against the Sounders, Portland – the last team in MLS without a road win – head to Supporters' Shield-leading FC Dallas for a gut-check game.


Latest result: Won vs. Seattle, 4-2


Last five results: L-W-L-L-W


Next MLS match: Saturday at Dallas (MLS LIVE)


11


LAST WEEK: 9


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 18


Sporting have the most losses (12) of any team currently in playoff positioning. Better hope San Jose and Seattle waste those games in hand.


Latest result: Lost at Philadelphia, 2-0


Last five results: W-L-D-W-L


Next MLS match: September 9 vs. Houston (UniMás in US | MLS LIVE in Canada)


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LAST WEEK: 10


HIGH: 7 | LOW: 20


Clint Dempsey absence is a huge loss. That's obvious. Their next two games (at San Jose, vs. Vancouver) are against teams, like them, below the red line. They need six points.


Latest result: Drew at Houston, 1-1; Lost at Portland, 4-2


Last five results: W-W-W-D-L


Next MLS match: September 10 at San Jose (MLS LIVE)


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LAST WEEK: 14


HIGH: 13 | LOW: 20


All aboard the Patty Mullins' hype train!


Latest result: Drew at Montreal, 1-1; Won vs. Chicago, 6-2


Last five results: D-W-D-D-W


Next MLS match: Thursday at NYCFC (MLS LIVE)


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LAST WEEK: 15


HIGH: 6 | LOW: 17


Losing to Toronto at home hurts, but they bounced back nicely against NYCFC. Matias Perez Garcia looks like a starter, but Kaka is the key. Can he lead the Lions to their first playoff spot?


Latest result: Lost vs. Toronto, 2-1; Won vs. NYCFC, 2-1


Last five results: L-D-D-L-W


Next MLS match: September 7 at Montreal (MLS LIVE in US | TSN5 in Canada)


15


LAST WEEK: 13


HIGH: 6 | LOW: 15


"Kind of boring." That's how president Dave Kaval described the Quakes' style of play when explaining why long-time GM John Doyle was let go on Monday. Where are the difference makers in this team?


Latest result: Drew vs. New England, 0-0; Lost at Columbus, 2-0


Last five results: D-W-L-D-L


Next MLS match: September 10 vs. Seattle (MLS LIVE)


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LAST WEEK: 19


HIGH: 5 | LOW: 20


Ethan Finlay and Justin Meram have thrown it back to 2015 over the past couple weeks. But is it too little too late?


Latest result: Lost vs. Philadelphia, 2-1; Won vs. San Jose, 2-0


Last five results: L-D-W-L-W


Next MLS match: Saturday at LA Galaxy (MLS LIVE)


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LAST WEEK: 17


HIGH: 8 | LOW: 17


A clean sheet and a point in LA isn't a bad result. Can the attack (one goal in six games, none of them wins) awaken against a Red Bulls defense that has leaked goals?


Latest result: Drew at LA Galaxy, 0-0


Last five results: L-L-L-L-D


Next MLS match: Saturday vs. NY Red Bulls (TSN1 in Canada | MLS LIVE in US)


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LAST WEEK: 16


HIGH: 10 | LOW: 20


Had two leads and lost them last week. There's a reason they're two points away from tying Chicago, who have a game in hand, for the worse record in MLS.


Latest result: Drew vs. Seattle, 1-1; Lost vs. Dallas, 3-1


Last five results: L-D-W-D-L


Next MLS match: September 9 at Sporting KC (UniMás in US | MLS LIVE in Canada)


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LAST WEEK: 20


HIGH: 10 | LOW: 20


Eight losses in 12, five losses in six. The Revs are in free fall.


Latest result: Drew at San Jose, 0-0Lost at NY Red Bulls, 1-0


Last five results: L-L-L-D-L


Next MLS match: Saturday vs. Colorado (MLS LIVE)


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LAST WEEK: 18


HIGH: 18 | LOW: 20


The wheels came off against D.C. When does the transfer window open again?


Latest result: Drew vs. LA Galaxy, 2-2; Lost at D.C. United, 6-2


Last five results: L-D-W-D-L


Next MLS match: Saturday vs. Philadelphia (MLS LIVE)


Only MLS league games will be reflected in the rankings. Rankings are voted on by MLSsoccer.com editorial staff and remarks were written by Associate Editor Ben Baer (@BenBaer89).