They are listed not necessarily in order of points, but rather their chances of a playoff spot.
4. Colorado (10-8-7, 37 points).
A desperation last-minute penalty kick earned a point in San Jose; a win Wednesday in the return match would put the Rapids at 40 points and within touching distance of a playoff spot.
Schedule (5 games remaining): San Jose, @ Kansas City, New England, @ Dallas, @ Real Salt Lake.
5. Chivas USA (11-9-4, 36 pts.)
Getting a goalless tie in Seattle puts a small dent in the Sounders' chances and boosts Chivas USA with home games coming up, though the season may hinge on a visit to RFK in two weeks.
Schedule (6):New York, @ D.C. United, Kansas City, San Jose, @ Chicago, Houston.
6. New England (9-8-7, 34 pts.)
A win, rather than a 1-1 tie, in Giants Stadium would have pushed the Revs higher on this list, now they, too, must do the business at home.
Schedule (6): Seattle, @ Dallas, @ Colorado, Columbus, Chicago, @ Columbus.
7. Seattle (9-6-11, 38 pts.)
The wild-card team with the most points is in a precarious position after tying its penultimate home game, 0-0, with Chivas USA. Three roadies are on tap.
Schedule (4): @ New England, @ Columbus, @ Kansas City, Dallas.
8. D.C. United (8-6-12, 34 pts.)
Sat out the weekend after a nice victory in the Conacaf Champions' League and gets back into league play with a very winnable game Sunday.
Schedule (4): San Jose, Chivas USA, Columbus, @ Kansas City.
9. Toronto FC (9-10-7, 34 pts.)
Unveiled Julian De Guzmanat Home Depot Center yet was outclassed by Landon Donovan and David Beckham. Must win both remaining home games and get something on the road to have a real chance.
Schedule (4):@ Chicago, San Jose, Real Salt Lake, @ New York.
10. Real Salt Lake (9-10-7, 34 pts.)
If RSL gives the same effort in Dallas and Toronto as it did in Houston while losing, 3-2, it can sneak into the playoffs. That's assuming wins at home, however.
Schedule (4): @ Dallas, New York, @ Toronto, Colorado.
11. Kansas City (8-11-6, 30 pts.)
Knocked Dallas to the brink of elimination and preserved its slim hopes with a 3-2 home win but needs to be tighter this weekend when the Rapids come to town.
Schedule (5):Colorado, @ Houston, @ Chivas USA, Seattle, D.C. United.
12. FC Dallas (7-12-6, 27 pts.)
Rallying on the road from a one-goal deficit to take the lead, then blowing that lead and the game, 3-2, kind of sums up the whole season.
Schedule: Real Salt Lake, New England, @ San Jose, Colorado, @ Seattle.