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Joshua Mayers' MLS power rankings | Soccer

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Joshua Mayers' MLS power rankings
Rankings will run Wednesdays during the regular season
Team (prev. rank) Comment
1. L.A. Galaxy (2) The only unbeaten team left in MLS will also be turning its attention to the CCL this week.
2. Houston (4) Home unbeaten streak has reached 34 games in all competitions, matching an MLS record.
3. FC Dallas (7) Another surprise team is seeking its first four-game winning streak since the end of 2009.
4. Sporting K.C. (8) Defense is regaining its stingy form from last year with a 339-minute shutout streak.
5. Montreal (1) Should be able to rebound from first loss with three of the next four games at home.
6. Chivas USA (9) Credit to "El Chelis" for an impressive start. The coach might be the story of the year.
7. Columbus (6) No one on the team has more goals, shots or shots on goal than Josh Williams — a defender.
8. San Jose (3) Ramiro Corrales, the MLS's last remaining "original" from 1996, has reached 300 games.
9. Vancouver (5) Fooled some with an April 1 joke that veteran defender Lee Young-Pyo had retired.
10. Real Salt Lake (13) Offense was in fine form against Seattle aside for some finishing. Next up? Rival Colorado.
11. N.Y. Red Bulls (15) It took awhile, but Mike Petke finally earned his first win as a full-time MLS head coach.
12. D.C. United (12) Heads to Kansas City after a bye week, where it has gone 0-4-3 since 2007.
13. Philadelphia (10) Newcomer Conor Casey scored his first goal since July. Watch out if he gets going.
14. Toronto FC (16) Came minutes within a big win against the Galaxy but allowed a stoppage-time equalizer.
15. Sounders FC (11) "We're happy it's April," said Steve Zakuani after a franchise-worst 0-3-1 start in March.
16. New England (14) The NFL season is long since over, but football markings at Gillette are still visible. Sigh.
17. Portland (17) The first two-goal game of Will Johnson's career earned him MLS Player of the Week.
18. Colorado (18) My vote for Goal of the Week went to a thunderous blast from rookie Dillon Powers.
19. Chicago (19) Scoreless drought of 334 minutes was third-longest to start an MLS season.

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