1. Columbus Crew - Sigi Schmid and his team reap rewards of sticking together and developing these past couple of years
2. FC Dallas - No Toja available, but Arturo Alvarez and Co. prove their worth on the road.
3. Kansas City - Top of the table, but Chicago had so many chances to tie, it seems a bit of a fluke
4. New England - The Revs grit out an undermanned draw on the road.
5. Chicago Fire - The basic concept of ball into net eluded Chicago on numerous occasions
6. Colorado Rapids - Rapids get reality check - the rest of the West is better than early results indicated
7. Toronto FC - Team is finally developing to the squad fans deserve - now about that field surface. . .
8. Chivas USA - The good - Kljestan and Mendoza return next game. The bad - Still so many injured.
9. Los Angeles Galaxy - This team is going to suffer when Donovan and Beckham leave for international games.
10. Real Salt Lake - Losing to a team with less MLS seniority always adds salt to the wound.
11. New York - At home, a man up, leading with a beautiful goal by Altidore, give up equalizer.
12. San Jose - It's alive! Quakes 2.0 prove they can score and win.
13. Houston Dynamo - The Dynamo produced a sublime first half of soccer, but at the end of four games, are winless.
14. DC United - The team that won the 2007 regular season made the most changes in personnel - that's looking like a mistake.