|Team||Total vote count||First Tier votes||Last week's Tier|
|Tier 1 - Teams Contending For Cups|
|Real Salt Lake||30||10||1|
|NY Red Bulls||28||8||2|
|Tier 2 - Teams Likely in the Playoffs|
|Tier 3 - Teams On the Outside Looking In|
|Tier 4 - Teams Competing for #3 Draft Pick|
The New York Red Bulls have hopped back into the top tier for the first time since Week 7. That's no surprise considering their decisive victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy. What I don't quite get though is why FC Dallas somehow lost two top tier votes. Perhaps the fact that they've tied three out of their last four matches? But still. Two losses the entire year is impressive. And I think they'll probably be back to their winning ways once Kevin Hartman returns in goal.
We also have a surprise entrant into the third tier: the Philadelphia Union?! Its the first time EVER they've been out of the bottom. The team is 2-1-1 since they're loss to D.C. United on Aug. 22, including a 3-0 win over Chivas USA last week. So yeah, I'd say they deserve. At least for a day until they lose in Colorado tomorrow.