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1


LAST WEEK: 1


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 7


Showed they can sit back and defend on Sunday...and not much else. How they will produce quality chances is still a mystery heading into the playoffs without Mauro Diaz.


Latest result: Drew at LA Galaxy, 0-0


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


Next MLS match: Conference Semifinals (Sunday)


2


LAST WEEK: 2


HIGH: 2 | LOW: 17


Bradley Wright-Phillips and Sacha Kljestan became the first teammates to take the goal and assist crowns for the first time since 2001. They will hope to continue their incredible seasons all the way until December 10.


Latest result: Won at Philadelphia, 2-0


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


Next MLS match: Conference Semifinals (Sunday)


3


LAST WEEK: 3


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 20


Jermaine Jones' return turned out to be the most important thing about Sunday's game. Can he make his way into the starting lineup?


Latest result: Drew vs. Houston, 1-1


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


Next MLS match: Conference Semifinals (Sunday)


4


LAST WEEK: 6


HIGH: 3 | LOW: 20


Speaking of returns, Frank Lampard took the field for the first time in over a month and when he did NYC took off. Now he has a week to rest before the team's playoff game. 


Latest result: Won vs. Columbus, 4-1


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


Next MLS match: Conference Semifinals (Sunday)


5


LAST WEEK: 5


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 9


Should we be worried about the defense? They've given up six goals in their last three games and Clint Irwin still doesn't look quite right.


Latest result: Won vs. Chicago, 3-2


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


Next MLS match: Wednesday vs. Philadelphia (TSN2 in Canada | ESPN2, UniMás in US)


6


LAST WEEK: 4


HIGH: 4 | LOW: 20


Got lucky with Montreal going with a reserve attacking unit, but the decision to rest their starters was a bit of a headscratcher.


Latest result: Lost at Orlando City, 4-2


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


Next MLS match: Thursday vs. Montreal (UniMás in US | RDS2 in Canada)


7


LAST WEEK: 7


HIGH: 5 | LOW: 20


Found goals from Alvaro Fernandez and Cristian Roldan, which is a good sign heading into Thursday.


Latest result: Won vs. Real Salt Lake, 2-1


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


Next MLS match: Thursday vs. Sporting KC (FS1, UniMás in US | MLS LIVE in Canada)


8


LAST WEEK: 8


HIGH: 2 | LOW: 9


Will Robbie Keane and Steven Gerrard return? If they do, how much does it actually help the Galaxy?


Latest result: Drew vs. Dallas, 0-0


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


Next MLS match: Wednesday vs. Real Salt Lake (UniMás in US | MLS LIVE in Canada)


9


LAST WEEK: 9


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 13


Clearly didn't value a home playoff game, and will now have to travel to a place in which they have never won.


Latest result: Lost at New England, 3-0


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


Next MLS match: Thursday at D.C. United (RDS2 in Canada | MLS LIVE in US)


10


LAST WEEK: 13


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 18


Dom Dwyer will have to contend with two hulking center backs by himself with Roger Espinoza and Graham Zusi apparently locking up the two wing spots.


Latest result: Won vs. San Jose, 2-0


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


Next MLS match: Thursday at Seattle (FS1, UniMás in US | MLS LIVE in Canada)


11


LAST WEEK: 11


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 11


Haven't won since August and none of their forwards (Burrito, Movsisyan, Plata) have scored since September 7. Not exactly what you want heading into StubHub Center.


Latest result: Lost at Seattle, 2-1


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


Next MLS match: Thursday at LA Galaxy (UniMás in US | MLS LIVE in Canada)


12


LAST WEEK: 14


HIGH: 10 | LOW: 20


Ended the season on a good stretch and we will have to find out next year if the attacking trio of Kei Kamara, Juan Agudelo and Lee Nguyen can work together for a full season.


Latest result: Won vs. Montreal, 3-0


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


Next MLS match: End of season


13


LAST WEEK: 12


HIGH: 2 | LOW: 19


Chris Pontius, C.J. Sapong and Tranquillo Barnetta got some rest on Sunday – and they will need to produce on Wednesday with Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore on the other side of the field.


Latest result: Lost vs. NY Red Bulls, 2-0


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


Next MLS match: Wednesday at Toronto (ESPN2, UniMás in US | TSN2 in Canada)


14


LAST WEEK: 16


HIGH: 6 | LOW: 19


Kevin Molino has to be one of the better stories of the year, as he came back from a torn ACL to finish with 11 goals and eight assists.


Latest result: Won vs. D.C. United, 4-2


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


Next MLS match: End of season


15


LAST WEEK: 10


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 15


Caleb Porter could not have ended the season worse. Didn't advance in CCL, got embarrassed by a rival, lost Cascadia Cup and missed the playoffs. What will we see from this team next year?


Latest result: Lost at Vancouver, 4-1


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


Next MLS match: End of season


16


LAST WEEK: 18


HIGH: 8 | LOW: 19


Where was that all season? Counting down the days until we can see Kekuta Manneh running at defenders again.


Latest result: Won vs. Portland, 4-1


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


Next MLS match: End of season


17


LAST WEEK: 15


HIGH: 5 | LOW: 20


A lost season in Columbus came to end very fittingly, showing no ability to defend as a team.


Latest result: Lost at NYCFC, 4-1


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


Next MLS match: End of season


18


LAST WEEK: 19


HIGH: 10 | LOW: 20


Could the winless stretch at the end of the season cost Wade Barrett a shot at the big job? We should find out soon.


Latest result: Drew at Colorado, 1-1


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


Next MLS match: End of season


19


LAST WEEK: 17


HIGH: 6 | LOW: 19


Chris Wondolowski got his goals, but no other team averaged fewer than a goal per game. A revamp of the attacking corps should be the new GM's first job.


Latest result: Lost at Sporting KC, 2-0


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


Next MLS match: End of season


20


LAST WEEK: 20


HIGH: 18 | LOW: 20


Michael de Leeuw scored six goals in his last nine games. He and David Accam form a nice base for the Fire next season.


Latest result: Lost at Toronto, 3-2


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


Next MLS match: End of season


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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