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Joshua Mayers’ power rankings

Joshua Mayers ranks the MLS teams.


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Joshua Mayers’ power rankings
Last week's rankings in parentheses
RankTeamComment
1 (1)Real Salt LakeEnters Week 7 as the lone undefeated team in MLS, even with only two wins (2-0-4)
2 (5) L.A. GalaxyHas to play the Whitecaps back-to-back in another instance of unfortunate scheduling
3 (2)FC DallasFitness concerns? One Sounder said FCD players weren’t able to keep up in the second half
4 (3)Sporting KCSuffered a loss over the bye week with news that Ike Opara needs season-ending surgery
5 (7)ColoradoEdson Buddle scored career goal No. 99 to lead the Rapids over the shorthanded Reds
6 (4)Toronto FCIt felt like old TFC over the weekend without stars Michael Bradley and Jermain Defoe
7 (6)ColumbusEscaped San Jose with a tie, but flopper Giancarlo Gonzalez left his dignity at Buck Shaw
8 (9)Sounders FCClint Dempsey has been involved in eight of the team’s nine goals scored in his games
9 (8)VancouverNo team has quite the disparity between goals per game at home (2.33), on road (0.33)
10 (11)PhiladelphiaAndrew Wenger made a nice impression in his debut with a Goal of the Week nomination
11 (10)HoustonTwo early W’s are quickly forgotten amid three straight losses, its worst run since 2010
12 (12)PortlandAt 0-2-4, Sounders fans are getting a kick out of HaveTheTimbersWonAMatchYet.com
13 (14)ChicagoQuincy Amarikwa’s seven points (3G, 1A) already a career best after just five games
14 (15)Chivas USAHosts Seattle this weekend having not won in the series since ‘09, a woeful 0-7-4 drought
15 (17)D.C. UnitedBackup goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra has two shutouts in two starts, tied for MLS lead
16 (18)New EnglandSputtering offense got a surprise goal from Kevin Alston, the first of his 123-game career
17 (13)N.Y. Red BullsAn 0-2-4 start is the third-slowest in league history for the Supporters’ Shield holder
18 (16)San JoseChris Wondolowski already has three goals, but his teammates have combined for just two
19 (19)MontrealThree straight ties is progress from an 0-3 start, but wins are needed for upward movement


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