The Supporters' Shield Race - August 5

Colorado Rapids only three points off the top spot in MLS with 10 games to go

2013 MLS Supporters' Shield

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With ten games remaining in the 2013 MLS regular season, the Colorado Rapids - and just about every other team - are right in the thick of things in the race for the MLS Supporters' Shield, which recognizes the team that finishes with the best overall record.

Colorado has four home games left: Vancouver (August 17), FC Dallas (Sept. 14), Seattle (Oct. 5), and Vancouver again (Oct. 19).

The Rapids' six remaining road games are: Chivas USA (Aug. 11), Sporting KC (Aug. 31), LA Galaxy (Sept. 7), Portland (Sept. 20), San Jose (Oct. 9), and Vancouver (Oct. 27).

Reminder: the top five teams in each Conference will make the MLS Cup Playoffs.

Here's a look at the Supporters' Shield standings as of Monday, August 5, 2013:

 

# Club PTS GP PPG W L T GF GA GD HG HGD RG RGD
1 New York Red Bulls 38 23 1.65 11 7 5 36 29 7 22 11 14 -4
2 Real Salt Lake 38 23 1.65 11 7 5 38 26 12 18 8 20 4
3 Sporting Kansas City 36 23 1.57 10 7 6 33 24 9 20 7 13 2
4 Colorado Rapids 35 24 1.46 9 7 8 30 26 4 18 6 12 -2
5 Montreal Impact 35 21 1.67 10 6 5 33 32 1 21 9 12 -8
6 Portland Timbers 35 22 1.59 8 3 11 32 21 11 17 10 15 1
7 Philadelphia Union 34 23 1.48 9 7 7 34 32 2 19 4 15 -2
8 Houston Dynamo 33 21 1.57 9 6 6 26 21 5 14 6 12 -1
9 LA Galaxy 33 22 1.5 10 9 3 32 27 5 18 14 14 -9
10 Vancouver Whitecaps 33 22 1.5 9 7 6 34 30 4 23 10 11 -6
11 FC Dallas 32 22 1.45 8 6 8 27 30 -3 15 6 12 -9
12 Seattle Sounders FC 31 20 1.55 9 7 4 27 22 5 20 12 7 -7
13 New England Revolution 30 22 1.36 8 8 6 27 20 7 14 7 13 0
14 San Jose Earthquakes 30 23 1.3 8 9 6 25 33 -8 18 6 7 -14
15 Chicago Fire 28 21 1.33 8 9 4 27 31 -4 19 4 8 -8
16 Columbus Crew 23 22 1.05 6 11 5 25 30 -5 10 0 15 -5
17 Toronto FC 20 22 0.91 4 10 8 20 29 -9 14 -1 6 -8
18 Chivas USA 17 22 0.77 4 13 5 19 39 -20 10 -6 9 -14
19 D.C. United 13 22 0.59 3 15 4 13 36 -23 11 -9 2 -14
 
PTS: Points, GP: Games Played, PPG: Points Per Game, W: Wins, L: Losses, T: Ties, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, GD: Goal Difference, HG: Home Goals For, HGD: Home Goals Difference, RG: Road Goals For, RGD: Road Goals Difference,
 

x - Clinched playoff spot
y - Clinched No. 1 playoff seed in Conference
s - Clinched Supporters Shield, and No. 1 playoff seed in Conference

When are the standings updated?
- At the start of any game.
- When a goal is scored in any game.
- At the end of any game.
- When a team’s Disciplinary Point total is updated.
How does updating work?
- At the start of a game, each team in the game receives 1 Games Played (GP).
- If the score of a game in progress is tied, both teams in that game receive 1 Point (PTS).
- If a team is winning in a game in progress, the team in the lead receives 3 Points (PTS) and the other team receives 0 Points (PTS).
- Other match statistics (Goals, Goals Against, etc.) are updated in real-time.

View the current Western Conference Standings.

View the current Disciplinary Point Table.

View the current Competition Rules and Regulations.