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Joshua Mayers’ MLS power rankings

Portland becomes new No. 1

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Joshua Mayers’ power rankings
Last week's rankings in parentheses
RankTeamComment
1 (4) PortlandGets tough assignments this week after a jump to the top: vs. Real Salt Lake, at Seattle
2 (7) L.A. GalaxyAll about the DPs: Gonzalez becomes one, Keane has a hat trick, and will Donovan stay?
3 (1)Salt LakeThe curse continues after becoming fifth-straight No. 1 team to lose its next game
4 (3) New YorkMight be the quietest year we’ve seen from Thierry Henry; he has one goal in 869 minutes
5 (2)Kansas CityThat is three losses in four games, but still remain atop the Eastern Conference standings
6 (6)MontrealMarco Di Vaio’s winner vs. D.C. came after wild scene where both coaches were ejected
7 (8)ColoradoTied a team record by going nine games without defeat and debuted DP Gabriel Torres
8 (5)SeattleReturns home looking to extend a 6-0-3 run at C-Link; 67,000 are coming Sunday
9 (9)PhiladelphiaOft-maligned GK Zac MacMath is surprisingly tied for the league lead with nine shutouts
10 (13)San JoseBuilding a new stadium but has gone 12 unbeaten, best in MLS this year, at Buck Shaw
11 (14)HoustonClint Dempsey came home but it was another ex-Fulham player, Giles Barnes, who starred
12 (10VancouverYoung Russell Teibert has been an unsung hero with eight assists, tied for fourth in MLS
13 (15)ColumbusFederico Higuain has had two straight two-goal games, and each with a sensational chip
14 (16)New EnglandGoal of the Year? Juan Agudelo’s wonder of a looping back-heel could be in the mix
15 (11)ChicagoShut out over the weekend for the first time in 13 games, spanning more than three months
16 (12)DallasAn ugly winless streak has reached 11 games, the second-longest in team history
17 (17)Toronto Signed the promising Maximiliano Urruti, but it’s too late to make a difference this year
18 (18 )D.C. UnitedD.C.’s 14 goals this season has finally caught up to the individual league leaders
19 (19)Chivas USANot surprisingly, the only team in the Western Conference that isn’t in playoff contention

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