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Ranking the 5 Best MLS Teams Right Now

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Four of the five teams on this list come from the Western Conference. The defending champions, Sporting KC, have lost three of four and two of their stars are out this week for disciplinary reasons. The New England Revolution are trying to turn it around after acquiring Jermaine Jones. While the Eastern Conference continues to scuffle, the teams in the west continue to show their strength.

5. Real Salt Lake

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5. Real Salt Lake

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RSL have been a part of the Supporters' Shield discussion for much of the season. That has dropped off now as other teams catch up with them in games played, and they have dropped seven points in their last seven games. They play Seattle and Dallas in the coming weeks, so RSL have a chance to show just how good they are against other top teams.

4. DC United

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4. DC United

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Many have been waiting for a collapse from DC United, but it is not coming. They lead the Eastern Conference and have shut out both the New York Red Bulls and Sporting KC in the last two weeks. They are the favorite to reach the MLS Cup from the east currently.

3. Seattle Sounders

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3. Seattle Sounders

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Some were asking if the Sounders had peaked too early after a five-game stretch with only one victory. That discussion is a thing of the past after back-to-back wins with contributions from their big two upfront, Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins. They still top the Western Conference.

2. FC Dallas

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2. FC Dallas

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A great start followed by an eight-game winless streak seemed like deja vu. When most were writing off FC Dallas, the team had other ideas. They have dropped only nine points in their last 11 games in a string of matches that included victories over RSL and New England. They took advantage of a favorable schedule and moved to within six points of Seattle.

1. LA Galaxy

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1. LA Galaxy

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The Galaxy are within two points of the top spot in the Western Conference. Landon Donovan is playing his best soccer of the year, and Robbie Keane can break down any defense in the league. They have outscored their opponents 13-4 on a current four-game winning streak. Omar Gonzalez is healthy and contributing goals as well. This team is starting to look scary good.