How they got here: WLWLWLWWWWD
2. Atlanta United (8-3-1)
Last week: 2
Holding steady but face yet another tough stretch of games, starting at New England on Wednesday.
How they got here: LWWWWDWWWLWL
3. Sporting KC (7-2-4)
Last week: 4
Result: 0-0 draw with Columbus
VAR negatively affects yet another MLS game, this time between Sporting KC and Columbus.
How they got here: LWWDWWDWLWWDD
4. Columbus (7-3-4)
Last week: 5
Result: 0-0 draw at Sporting KC
Gyasi Zardes had two chances to win the game against Sporting KC.
How they got here: WWDWLLLDWDWWWD
5. NYCFC (7-3-3)
Last week: 3
Result: 3-1 loss at Houston
Was this loss directly tied to Patrick Vieira’s future, or was it that Houston is really good at home?
How they got here: WWWDWWDLWLDWL
6. L.A.F.C. (6-3-3)
Last week: 6
Result: 1-1 draw vs. D.C. United
Tying D.C. United at home isn’t a good result for a team competing for one of the top two seeds in the Western Conference.
How they got here: WWLLWWWDWDLD
7. Houston (5-3-3)
Last week: 8
Result: 3-1 win vs. NYCFC
The Dynamo are now unbeaten four and are rounding into shape, it seems.
How they got here: WLDLDWLWDWW
8. Portland (6-3-2)
Last week: 9
Result: 3-2 win at Colorado
Six consecutive wins and the Timbers may be the best team in the West.
How they got here: LLDDLWWWWWW
9. Dallas (5-1-5)
Last week: 10
Result: 1-0 win vs. Toronto
Dallas may have gotten lucky to defeat Toronto, but three points are three points.
How they got here: DWDDWWLDWDW
10. Orlando City (6-5-1)
Last week: 7
Result: 2-1 loss vs. Chicago
Have the Lions started their summer swoon a few weeks earlier than usual?
How they got here: DLLWWWWWWLLL
11. New England (5-4-3)
Last week: 11
Result: 3-3 draw at Vancouver
Three goals scored and a point taken from Vancouver isn’t a bad weekend.
How they got here: LWDWWLDWDWLD
12. Vancouver (4-5-5)
Last week: 12
Result: 3-3 draw vs. New England
Four consecutive draws for the Whitecaps….
How they got here: WWLDWLLLWLDDDD
13. Minnesota United (5-7-1)
Last week: 13
Result: 2-0 win vs. Montreal
If Minnesota United can beat the teams it is supposed to beat, as it just did, it should make the playoffs.
How they got here: LWWLLLLWWLLDW
14. L.A. Galaxy (5-6-1)
Last week: 15
Result: 1-0 win vs. San Jose
No Ibrahimovic and the Galaxy win. Is that a coincidence?
How they got here: WLDWLWLLLLWW
15. Philadelphia (4-5-3)
Last week: 16
Result: 0-0 draw at New York Red Bulls
The Union are starting to figure out a balance of offense and defense.
How they got here: WDLDLLWLLWWD
16. Chicago (4-6-2)
Last week: 17
Result: 2-1 win at Orlando City
Bastian Schweinsteiger said that everyone needed to perform better and they did that in Orlando.
How they got here: LLDWLWDLWLLW
17. Real Salt Lake (5-6-1)
Last week: 18
Result: 1-0 win at Seattle
Beating Seattle isn’t an indicator of anything this season.
How they got here: DLWLWLWLLWLW
18. Toronto (3-7-1)
Last week: 14
Result: 1-0 loss at Dallas
Toronto is eight points out of the sixth and final playoff spot. They are 12 points out of the fourth seed, which comes with a home game. They are in trouble.
How they got here: LLWLLDWLLWL
19. D.C. United (2-5-3)
Last week: 21
Result: 1-1 draw at LAFC
A draw at LAFC is something the team can build on.
How they got here: DLDLLWLLWD
20. Montreal (3-10-0)
Last week: 19
Result: 2-0 loss at Minnesota United
Remi Garde is done at Montreal. Has to be.
How they got here: LLWWLLLLWLLLL
21. Seattle (2-7-1)
Last week: 20
Result: 1-0 loss vs. Real Salt Lake
How they got here: LLLDWLDWLL
22. San Jose (2-7-3)
Last week: 22
Result: 1-0 loss at L.A. Galaxy
Another new coach in the league struggling to get results.
How they got here: WLLDDDLLLWDLL
23. Colorado (2-7-2)
Last week: 23
Result: 3-2 loss vs. Portland
The worst team in MLS, hands down.
How they got here: LDWDWLLLLLL