Joshua Mayers’ power rankings
Joshua Mayers ranks the MLS clubs.
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|Joshua Mayers’ power rankings|
|Last week's rankings in parentheses|
|1 (5)||Montreal||Late win vs. Kansas City vaults Impact to the top, but mainly because everyone else lost.|
|2 (1)||Sporting KC|
All eyes leaguewide turn to Sporting Park on Wednesday for the MLS All-Star Game.
|3 (2)||Portland||Has lost two of its last four games after losing just once in its first 17 of the year (7-1-9).|
|4 (7)||NY Red Bulls||Tim Cahill injury, after being on receiving end of an awful tackle, soured a dramatic win.|
|5 (3)||Real Salt Lake|
Not often you see a brilliant hat trick, like Alvaro Saborio’s, come in heartbreaking defeat.
|6 (4)||LA Galaxy||Probably not happy Omar Gonzalez got called up but was hardly used in the Gold Cup.|
Snub no more: Jack McInerney was a late All-Star addition as an injury replacement.
|8 (10)||Colorado||Hendry Thomas escaped what should have been red card to score winner vs. Galaxy.|
|9 (8)||FC Dallas||Heads to Seattle this weekend on tailspin of an eight-game winless streak (0-3-5).|
|10 (6)||Vancouver||Wasn’t smart of Jun Marques Davidson to head butt someone right in front of the ref.|
|11 (12)||New England|
Diego Fagundez is up to seven goals, 11 for his career, and he’s just 18 years old.
|12 (13)||Sounders FC||DP forward Obafemi Martins has goal or assist in seven of team’s eight wins this year.|
|13 (11)||Houston||Went 36 games at home without loss, but fortunes have changed (one home win in five).|
|14 (15)||San Jose||The polarizing Steven Lenhart made things worse with a “TwerkQuake“ goal celebration.|
|15 (14)||Chicago||Mike Magee has 13 goals this season; rest of his teammates have combined for 17.|
|16 (18)||Toronto FC||Scored in the 87th minute, then again in the last minute of stoppage time to stun the Crew.|
|17 (16)||Columbus||Hunt Sports Group, owners since 1996, sold team Tuesday to Precourt Sports Ventures.|
|18 (17)||Chivas USA||Erick Torres looks to be a keeper, but that might mean a recall to Chivas de Guadalajara.|
|19 (19)||DC United||New addition Luis Silva has scored two goals in two games; of course, both were losses.|