BIGGEST MOVERS: DC, HOU, RSL +2 spots | Portland -4 spots


1


LAST WEEK: 1


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 9


Have not been able to take advantage of some home games, they'll have to snap that trend if they want home-field advantage throughout the East playoffs.


Latest result: Drew vs. Philadelphia, 1-1


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


Next MLS match: Wednesday vs. Orlando City (TSN4 in Canada | FS1 in US); Saturday vs. D.C. United (TSN4, RDS2 in Canada | MLS LIVE in US)


2


LAST WEEK: 2


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 7


By getting a result on Saturday, they have chance to put one hand on the Supporters' Shield this Saturday.


Latest result: Drew at Real Salt Lake, 0-0


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


Next MLS match: Saturday vs. LA Galaxy (MLS LIVE)


3


LAST WEEK: 4


HIGH: 2 | LOW: 17


Wasn't the most convincing win but they finally were able to hold onto a lead.


Latest result: Won vs. Montreal, 1-0


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


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


4


LAST WEEK: 5


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 20


Couldn't hold onto a lead despite being up a man, which is not something we thought we'd say about the 2016 Rapids.


Latest result: Drew at Vancouver, 3-3


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


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


5


LAST WEEK: 6


HIGH: 3 | LOW: 20


If there's a way to score 19 goals quietly, David Villa has accomplished it. The legendary striker is the heart and soul of this NYCFC team.


Latest result: Won vs. Chicago, 4-1


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


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


6


LAST WEEK: 3


HIGH: 2 | LOW: 9


Have conceded 11 goals in their last four games. What happened to the team that conceded a goal per game in their first 27?


Latest result: Lost vs. Seattle, 4-2


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


Next MLS match: Saturday at Dallas (MLS LIVE)


7


LAST WEEK: 9


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 11


Have failed to score in their last three games. The good news is that their defense has only conceded two goals.


Latest result: Drew vs. Dallas, 0-0


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


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


8


LAST WEEK: 8


HIGH: 2 | LOW: 19


They are getting great production out of Fabian Herbers (7 assists) but Chris Pontius has struggled in his last seven games (1g, 0a).


Latest result: Drew at Toronto, 1-1


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


Next MLS match: Saturday at NY Red Bulls (MLS LIVE)


9


LAST WEEK: 10


HIGH: 7 | LOW: 20


Jordan Morris has come into his own as a professional over the past couple of months, just in time to lead the Sounders to the playoffs.


Latest result: Won at LA Galaxy, 4-2


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


Next MLS match: Wednesday vs. Chicago (MLS LIVE); Sunday at Vancouver (FS1 in US | TSN2 in Canada)


10


LAST WEEK: 11


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 18


It wasn't pretty, but they got the job done when they needed to. The big question over the last month is who is their best center back pairing.


Latest result: Won at San Jose, 2-1


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


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


11


LAST WEEK: 7


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 12


Their road struggles have put them at great risk of falling below the red line. It also doesn't look like it will get better Saturday as the Rapids have yet to lose a home game.


Latest result: Lost at Houston, 3-1


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


Next MLS match: Saturday at Colorado (MLS LIVE)


12


LAST WEEK: 14


HIGH: 12 | LOW: 20


Continue to ride the Patty Mullins train. Could they secure their playoff spot this week?


Latest result: Won vs. Orlando City, 4-1


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


Next MLS match: Wednesday vs. Columbus (MLS LIVE); Saturday at Toronto (MLS LIVE in US | TSN4, RDS2 in Canada)


13


LAST WEEK: 13


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 13


Saturday was a continuation of the recent trend of lackluster performances. They failed to take a shot in the second half against the Red Bulls.


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


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


Next MLS match: Wednesday vs. San Jose (MLS LIVE); Sunday at Orlando City (MLS LIVE in Canada | ESPN in US)


14


LAST WEEK: 12


HIGH: 10 | LOW: 20


Could Kelyn Rowe be this team's MVP? They certainly looked lost without him at Columbus.


Latest result: Lost at Columbus, 2-0


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


Next MLS match: Saturday vs. Sporting KC (MLS LIVE)


15


LAST WEEK: 17


HIGH: 10 | LOW: 20


Mauro Manotas looks like a player that the Dynamo can rely on going into 2017. That's a welcome sign for Wade Barrett and Co.


Latest result: Won vs. Portland, 3-1


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


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


16


LAST WEEK: 16


HIGH: 6 | LOW: 16


Have won two games in four months — that's not a playoff team. Wishing Quincy Amarikwa a speedy recovery.


Latest result: Lost vs. Sporting KC, 2-1


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


Next MLS match: Wednesday at Montreal (MLS LIVE); Saturday vs. Real Salt Lake (MLS LIVE)


17


LAST WEEK: 18


HIGH: 5 | LOW: 20


Reinvigorated their playoff chances with a huge win against their former striker. If Ola Kamara continues this run, they could easily find themselves above the red line.


Latest result: Won vs. New England, 2-0


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


Next MLS match: Wednesday at D.C. United (MLS LIVE); Saturday vs. Chicago (MLS LIVE)


18


LAST WEEK: 15


HIGH: 6 | LOW: 18


Their ability to defend in any way has completely evaporated, as they have conceded four goals in each of their last three games.


Latest result: Lost at D.C. United, 4-1


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


Next MLS match: Wednesday at Toronto (FS1 in US | TSN4 in Canada); Sunday vs. Montreal (ESPN in US | MLS LIVE in Canada)


19


LAST WEEK: 19


HIGH: 8 | LOW: 19


Kendall Waston tied the league record for most red cards in a season on Saturday. That epitomizes the season the Costa Rican has had.


Latest result: Drew vs. Colorado, 3-3


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


Next MLS match: Sunday vs. Seattle (TSN2 in Canada | FS1 in US)


20


LAST WEEK: 20


HIGH: 18 | LOW: 20


Still wondering why Jonathan Campbell and Brandon Vincent were sitting on the bench on Friday night.


Latest result: Lost at NYCFC, 4-1


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


Next MLS match: Wednesday at Seattle (MLS LIVE); Saturday at Columbus (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).

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