Toronto ties MLS record for most points in a season, Seattle up to No. 2
In the penultimate week of the 2017 regular season, four teams locked up their playoff berths while the league's best team took a big step toward a historic mark.
1. Toronto FC (no change): The Supporters Shield winners took possession of their silverware and tied the record for most points in a season with a 1-0 win over Montreal.
2. Seattle Sounders (+3): The defending champs bounced back after a rough pair of games with an emphatic 4-0 victory over FC Dallas, securing a playoff spot in the process.
3. Atlanta United (-1): The new kids took a tough 3-2 home loss against Minnesota that slowed them down, but a point on the road in New York from a 0-0 game is nothing to sneeze at.
4. Sporting Kansas City (no change): Sporting locked up their seventh consecutive playoff season with a goalless draw at home against Houston.
5. New York City FC (-1): A 2-1 loss to the already eliminated Revolution isn't great, especially with Jack Harrison now unavailable for Decision Day after his red card.
6. Portland Timbers (+2): Diego Valeri joined the ultra-elite 20-10 club as the Timbers confirmed their playoff place in a 4-0 romp over D.C. United.
7. Columbus Crew SC (no change): Crew SC gave themselves a chance to earn a home playoff game with a 1-0 win on the road in Orlando.
8. Chicago Fire (+1): Barring a crazy final weekend performance, Nemanja Nikolic locked up the Golden Boot with a hat trick in the Fire's 3-2 win over Philadelphia.
9.Vancouver Whitecaps(-3): The Caps missed out on a chance to lock up the top seed in the Western Conference when they conceded a late goal to San Jose in a 1-1 draw.
10. New York Red Bulls (+1): The Red Bulls couldn't drum up any goals in a 0-0 draw against Atlanta. New York is locked in sixth place in the East with one game to go.
11. Real Salt Lake (-1): RSL finds themselves on the brink of missing out on the playoffs following a 1-0 loss in Colorado where they went behind in the first three minutes of the game.
12. Houston Dynamo (no change): The Dynamo couldn't find a goal on the road in Kansas City, but they also managed to keep SKC off the board. The point puts them in the playoffs for the first time since 2013.
13. New England Revolution (+1): A week from the end of their season and the earnest search for a new head coach, the Revolution played seeding spoiler in a 2-1 win over NYCFC.
14. San Jose Earthquakes (+2): The Quakes have a ghastly minus-22 goal difference, but a point earned in Vancouver in a 1-1 draw pushed them into a playoff spot with a week to go.
15. Philadelphia Union (-2): It's all about next season for the Union, who got a second goal of the season from Alejandro Bedoya in a 3-2 loss in Chicago.
16. FC Dallas (-1): The death spiral continues for the defending Shield winners, who fought it out with the Sounders for an hour before collapsing in a 4-0 loss.
17. Montreal Impact (no change): Montreal went to Toronto and played the sacrificial lamb in a 1-0 loss that stings more because of the rivalry between the two clubs.
18. Colorado Rapids (+3): The Rapids rode a good performance from Tim Howard and a goal from Josh Gatt to a 1-0 win over RSL that could ensure they won't finish last in the West.
19. Orlando City SC (no change): On the occasion of Kaka's final home game as a member of the Lions, Orlando fell to Crew SC 1-0 in a game where the home side failed to put a shot on target.
20. Minnesota United (-2): The Loons conspired to make the woeful Galaxy look good in a 3-0 loss on the road in Carson where United played reasonably well but couldn't finish their chances.
21. LA Galaxy (+1): The lone bright spot for the Galaxy in what has been one their worst seasons is Romain Alessandrini, who scored twice in the 3-0 win over Minnesota United.
22. D.C. United (-2): A season of ignominy for United crept closer to an end with a 4-0 humiliation at the hands of the Timbers in Portland.
Jason Davis covers Major League Soccer and the United States national team for ESPN FC. Twitter: @davisjsn.