BIGGEST MOVERS: New England +3 spots | COL, VAN -2 spots


1


LAST WEEK: 1


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 7


Clear front-runners for the Supporters' Shield, thanks to another special performance from Mauro Diaz.


Latest result: Won vs. Portland, 3-1


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


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


2


LAST WEEK: 3


HIGH: 2 | LOW: 17


Have not lost in two months and Bradley Wright-Phillips is on fire. Are they the favorites in the East?


Latest result: Won at Vancouver, 1-0


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


Next MLS match: Sunday vs. D.C. United (ESPN in US | MLS LIVE in Canada)


3


LAST WEEK: 2


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 9


We will get to see what this team looks like without Sebastian Giovinco on Saturday. They've played very few games without him over the past two seasons.


Latest result: None


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


Next MLS match: Saturday at Chicago (MLS LIVE)


4


LAST WEEK: 4


HIGH: 3 | LOW: 20


When NYCFC plays at home, you know it's not going to be a boring game. Frank Lampard, David Villa and Andrea Pirlo continue to carry this team.


Latest result: Won vs. D.C. United, 3-2


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


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


5


LAST WEEK: 6


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 11


A tough week for a team that's streaking. A win vs. LA could help them nab a bye to the Conference Semifinals.


Latest result: None


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


Next MLS match: Wednesday vs. LA Galaxy (MLS LIVE); Saturday at Portland (MLS LIVE)


6


LAST WEEK: 8


HIGH: 2 | LOW: 9


Not the most impressive performance against a short-handed Crew SC but Bruce Arena will take it to get to 200.


Latest result: Won vs. Columbus, 2-1


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


Next MLS match: Wednesday at Real Salt Lake (MLS LIVE); Sunday vs. Orlando City (FS1 in US | MLS LIVE in Canada)


7


LAST WEEK: 5


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 20


Anything less than a win on Saturday and they can probably wave goodbye to the Shield.


Latest result: Lost at New England, 2-0


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


Next MLS match: Saturday at Dallas (MLS LIVE)


8


LAST WEEK: 7


HIGH: 2 | LOW: 19


Not exactly the result they were looking for in Chicago but the good news is that Maurice Edu played 32 minutes for Bethlehem Steel on Sunday.


Latest result: Lost at Chicago, 3-0


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


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


9


LAST WEEK: 9


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 11


Will try to get back to .500 during a crucial Week 27. If they don't, they could be looking at starting the playoffs on the road.


Latest result: None


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


Next MLS match: Wednesday vs. Orlando City (TSN5 in Canada | MLS LIVE in US); Saturday at Philadelphia (MLS LIVE)


10


LAST WEEK: 11


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 18


We know Dom Dwyercan swim, but can he score? The Englishman has scored in just three of his last 14 games.


Latest result: None


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


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


11


LAST WEEK: 10


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 12


The fact that they can't win on the road does not bode well for a repeat run to MLS Cup.


Latest result: Lost at Dallas, 3-1


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


Next MLS match: Saturday vs. Real Salt Lake (MLS LIVE)


12


LAST WEEK: 12


HIGH: 7 | LOW: 20


Lodeiro-to-Morris is a connection that will have to click on Saturday in a huge match vs. the Quakes.


Latest result: None


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


Next MLS match: Saturday at San Jose (MLS LIVE)


13


LAST WEEK: 13


HIGH: 13 | LOW: 20


The losses of Steve Birnbaum and Taylor Kemp spelled trouble for a team that hasn't exactly been strong at the back even when they have been available.


Latest result: Lost at NYCFC, 3-2


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


Next MLS match: Sunday at NY Red Bulls (ESPN in US | MLS LIVE in Canada)


14


LAST WEEK: 14


HIGH: 6 | LOW: 17


A long road trip for a team below the red line? Jason Kreis has his work cut out for him this week.


Latest result: None


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


Next MLS match: Wednesday at Montreal (MLS LIVE in US | TSN5 in Canada); Sunday at LA Galaxy (FS1 in US | MLS LIVE in Canada)


15


LAST WEEK: 15


HIGH: 6 | LOW: 15


Will this team respond after being called "boring" by their president?


Latest result: None


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


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


16


LAST WEEK: 19


HIGH: 10 | LOW: 20


Where was that all season? Now can they continue it against a conference front-runner?


Latest result: Won vs. Colorado, 2-0


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


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


17


LAST WEEK: 16


HIGH: 5 | LOW: 20


It was a tall ask to get points at StubHub Center without Justin Meram, Tony Tchani, Wil Trapp and Harrison Afful. A struggling 'Caps side could be what just the doctor ordered.


Latest result: Lost at LA Galaxy, 2-1


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


Next MLS match: Saturday vs. Vancouver (MLS LIVE in US | TSN2, RDS2 in Canada)


18


LAST WEEK: 20


HIGH: 18 | LOW: 20


Michael de Leeuw is showing that he can be a foundational player for them moving forward.


Latest result: Won vs. Philadelphia, 3-0


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


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


19


LAST WEEK: 17


HIGH: 8 | LOW: 19


Saturday's loss was a microcosm of this team over the past couple of seasons. Simply cannot score despite creating some decent chances.


Latest result: Lost vs. NY Red Bulls, 1-0


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


Next MLS match: Saturday at Columbus (TSN2, RDS2 in Canada | MLS LIVE in US)


20


LAST WEEK: 18


HIGH: 10 | LOW: 20


Will get a long look at Mauro Manotas now that Cubo Torres has been loaned out and Will Bruin is injured. I imagine they also saw Abu Danladi's 11-second brace for UCLA over the weekend.


Latest result: None


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


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


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).

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