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Joshua Mayers' MLS power rankings
Joshua Mayers' MLS power rankings Rankings will run Wednesdays during the regular season Team (prev. rank) Comment 1. San Jose (1) Chris Wondolowski (17 goals) is making an impressive run at Roy Lassiter's scoring record (27). 2. Sporting K.C. (4) Tied for ninth in the league with 25 goals despite having the most shots and corner kicks. 3. D.C. United (2) Bill Hamid leads MLS starters with a 82 save percentage, but won't play Saturday (red card). 4. Real Salt Lake (3) A 5-0 loss in San Jose was the second-worst in team history (6-0 vs. New York on Aug. 26, 2006). 5. N.Y. Red Bulls (5) Sebastien Le Toux scored vs. one former team (Seattle) Sunday. Can he make it two vs. Philly? 6. Chicago (7) One of the league's best at home (6-2-2) faces three of its next four games on the road. 7. Sounders FC (8) Gets a much-needed break after Wednesday's friendly with no games until July 28 in Colorado. 8. Houston (10) Locking it down late with a league-low one goal allowed after the 75th minute this season. 9. L.A. Galaxy (11) Landon Donovan is the second player in MLS history to reach 100 goals and 100 assists. 10. Vancouver (6) Will its new designated player, Scottish forward Kenny Miller, take this team to the next level? 11. Columbus (9) Not a good week with news midfielder Bernardo Anor is out for the year with a torn ACL. 12. Chivas USA (13) A shoulder injury to midfielder Oswaldo Minda is a big blow to a team that can't score. 13. New England (12) Disappointing loss to Toronto ended seven-game home unbeaten streak, its longest since 2006. 14. Philadelphia (16) Arguably MLS's hottest team with four wins in five games, something no other team can claim. 15. Montreal (14) Six successful penalty kicks this season leads MLS by two (Houston has four). 16. Colorado (15) Coach Oscar Pareja admitted his go-for-it style might be hurting the team in the standings. 17. Toronto FC (18) Losing Danny Koevermans (torn ACL) for the season devastates a team that had found a spark. 18. FC Dallas (19) At long last, the 13-game winless streak ended with a 2-1 victory against the slumping Rapids. 19. Portland (17) A 5-3 home loss to L.A. made some wonder if ex-coach John Spencer was the biggest problem.
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