Only MLS league games will be reflected in the rankings. Rankings are voted on by MLSsoccer.com editorial staff and remarks were written by the editorial staff.
BIGGEST MOVERS: CHI, NE +2 spots | ORL -2 spots
LAST WEEK: 1
HIGH: 1 | LOW: 8
Got a bit of a break with Jozy getting more rest than expected, which should be a help as TFC chase history.
Previous: None | Next: vs. SJ on 9/9
LAST WEEK: 2
HIGH: 2 | LOW: 8
Let's all hold our breath and wait to hear how dinged up David Villa is, shall we?
Previous: None | Next: vs. SKC on 9/6; vs. POR on 9/9
LAST WEEK: 3
HIGH: 1 | LOW: 15
Guess who’s sitting on the longest undefeated streak in MLS? If you said Toronto, you’d be close (they took an L in July). The rematch is coming, y’all.
Previous: None | Next: vs. LA on 9/10
LAST WEEK: 4
HIGH: 2 | LOW: 9
They’re still top of the West in points per game, but tied for ninth in goals scored. Will their defense hold them up through atough September that will include a cup final? (We’re not betting against Peter Vermes here.)
Previous: None | Next: at NYC on 9/6; at CLB at 9/10
LAST WEEK: 5
HIGH: 4 | LOW: 17
Despite a recent run of form that's seen no wins in four games, fans and the team are likely banking on the opening of their new home to re-inject some life into Atlanta's playoff push.
Previous: None | Next: vs. DAL on 9/10
LAST WEEK: 6
HIGH: 3 | LOW: 14
Left two points on the table by only managing that draw. New York are a safe bet to make the playoffs, but results like this past weekend… that's how you lose homefield advantage come November.
LAST WEEK: 7
HIGH: 7 | LOW: 21
Every time we look up, Vancouver are … still in the thick of the playoff pack. They’re for real.
Previous: None | Next: vs. RSL on 9/9
LAST WEEK: 10
HIGH: 1 | LOW: 21
We want to see more to say they’re officially out of the woods, but the psychological importance of that victory in Montreal (two-and-a-half weeks after they lost there) cannot be understated.
LAST WEEK: 8
HIGH: 6 | LOW: 19
Got some great news with the game on Saturday going off as scheduled. Donate to help Houston recover from Hurricane Harvey here.
Previous: None | Next: vs. COL on 9/9
LAST WEEK: 9
HIGH: 2 | LOW: 14
Needed all the rest they can get this international break. Three of their next four are on the road, and a healthy team would immeasurably improve their chances of landing a top-two seed.
Previous: None | Next: at NYC on 9/9
LAST WEEK: 12
HIGH: 1 | LOW: 12
Only a draw, but BRUH. Dallas might be back.
LAST WEEK: 11
HIGH: 6 | LOW: 19
Previous: None | Next: vs. SKC on 9/10
LAST WEEK: 13
HIGH: 11 | LOW: 22
They’re probably shy this year due to games in hand, but 2018 is looking promising. Gonna be a fun finish.
Previous: None | Next: at VAN on 9/9
LAST WEEK: 14
HIGH: 8 | LOW: 19
That loss is a killer. Winning without Blerim Dzemaili was always going to be a tough task but the loss solidified Chicago's standing and put the Impact even further behind the 8-ball in their chase of Crew SC.
LAST WEEK: 15
HIGH: 10 | LOW: 21
Do they have enough gas left to make a push at that sixth spot in the West? Dallas are determined to leave the door open…
Previous: None | Next: at TOR on 9/9
LAST WEEK: 16
HIGH: 9 | LOW: 22
Things are looking grim for the Union, but this weekend’s game at Minnesota is a great chance to keep their faint hopes from fading completely.
Previous: None | Next: at MIN on 9/9
LAST WEEK: 19
HIGH: 11 | LOW: 20
Welp. Kei finally got his hatty, and the D looks sterner that it has all season. To threaten, they’re gonna need to win one on the road.
LAST WEEK: 17
HIGH: 7 | LOW: 22
Continuing to build back Steve Birnbaum's confidence will be a crucial task for the rest of the season.
Previous: None | Next: vs. ORL on 9/9
LAST WEEK: 20
HIGH: 5 | LOW: 20
So what if it came against the Rapids? The Galaxy's multi-goal win at home provided a desperate squad and supporters with a glimmer of recent-past success. Hopefully, signs of refreshed life for 2018 lie ahead.
LAST WEEK: 18
HIGH: 2 | LOW: 20
An embarrasing, yet unsurprising, display in New England for a team that doesn't know who they are right now. We'll have to wait until the offseason to have many questions answered.
LAST WEEK: 21
HIGH: 16 | LOW: 22
The Loons come back into action soon after a break since this past Aug. 26, when a win over Chicago helped keep them out of the very last slot in this week's rankings.
Previous: None | Next: vs. PHI on 9/9
LAST WEEK: 22
HIGH: 6 | LOW: 22
At this point, what’s the downside to experimenting? The Rapids haven’t won since July 4 and are one of two teams still without a road win in 2017.