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Originally published Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 6:33 PM

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Joshua Mayers’ power rankings

Joshua Mayers ranks the MLS teams. RankTeamComment1. (1)Sounders FCHas scored 15 goals in thrilling 4-0-1 run, more than every Eastern Conf. team has all year.2. (2)Real Salt LakeRemains the only unbeaten in MLS after stunning Chicago with late equalizer and winner.3. (4)Sporting K.C.MLS Cup holders


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Joshua Mayers’ power rankings
Last week's rankings in parentheses
RankTeamComment
1 (1)Sounders FCHas scored 15 goals in thrilling 4-0-1 run, more than every Eastern Conf. team has all year.
2. (2)Real Salt LakeRemains the only unbeaten in MLS after stunning Chicago with late equalizer and winner.
3. (4)Sporting K.C.MLS Cup holders got championship rings in pregame ceremony and then beat Crew, 2-0.
4. (3)FC DallasFaces Seattle dealing with a losing streak, injuries, suspensions and extremely short rest.
5. (8)ColoradoVicente Sanchez finally scored a non-PK goal — and it was a beauty — but now he’s hurt.
6. (10)VancouverPedro Morales became the 15th player in league history to score in back-to-back minutes.
7. (11)New EnglandLee Nguyen has not only been a creative force in 3-0 run, he’s gone perfect 3 for 3 on PKs.
8. (12)N.Y. Red BullsLuis Robles has been stellar in goal with league-high 41 saves, 10 more than anyone else.
9. (13)HoustonWhat better remedy for a six-game winless streak than facing Chivas? Result: 4-1 win.
10. (5)L.A. GalaxyFans surely aren’t used to the misses we’re seeing from Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane.
11. (6)ColumbusThree-game winning streak to start year is about forgotten now amid five-game drought.
12. (7)Toronto FCThat’s four losses in five games, and the latest came after finally getting to full strength.
13. (9)D.C. UnitedIs EJ’s World Cup place in danger? Injuries and lack of production becoming hard to miss.
14. (15)PhiladelphiaGK Zac MacMath has saved all three penalty kicks faced this season; simply outstanding
15. (16)San JoseJon Busch is the 7th MLS goalkeeper to reach 1,000 saves; only two took fewer games.
16. (19)PortlandBecame first team in MLS to score in first minute and then game-winner in stoppage time.
17. (17)MontrealCan turn some attention to Canadian Championship with a mountain to climb in league.
18. (14)ChicagoRemains the only winless team after 90th-minute lead vs. RSL somehow ended in defeat.
19. (18)Chivas USA

Starting to feel a lot like last year with Erick Torres producing as the team flounders.



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