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MLS power rankings
Joshua Mayers' MLS power rankings Rankings will run Wednesdays during the regular season Team (prev. rank) Comment 1. San Jose (2) Wondo, Gordon, Lenhart — all acquired via trade — are the league's top-scoring trio (37 goals). 2. Sporting K.C. (1) The loss of forward Teal Bunbury (knee) for the season is a blow. Will CJ Sapong step up? 3. Sounders FC (5) Montero scored a hat trick in his 100th MLS start but shockingly didn't win Player of the Week. 4. N.Y. Red Bulls (3) Haven't lost at home all season (9-0-3), but haven't won in their last seven road games (0-4-3). 5. Houston (4) Will Bruin is looking like the best pick of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft with 11 goals in Year 2. 6. Chicago (6) A 4-2 loss to D.C. was the first time the Fire 'D' had allowed more than two goals this season. 7. Real Salt Lake (7) Will need to figure out its road issues with four of the next six games away from Rio Tinto. 8. L.A. Galaxy (9) Impressive that the No. 2 seed in the West is a possibility after a 3-8-2 start to the year. 9. Columbus (10) Twenty players have recorded either a goal or assist this season. That's tops in the league. 10. Montreal (11) Twelve wins with six games left is amazing for an expansion team. Seattle had 12 total in '09. 11. D.C. United (8) Hosts N.Y. and boasts 31 wins all-time vs. the Red Bulls — the most in MLS history in one series. 12. FC Dallas (12) Has struggled to close out games with wins in less than half its games when leading at halftime. 13. Vancouver (13) Holding on to a playoff spot, just barely, after three straight losses (five in a row on the road). 14. Philadelphia (15) Freddy Adu was benched last week in what's been another quiet year for him (3G, 1A). 15. Chivas USA (14) Scored two goals last week for only the third time this season. Too bad the defense allowed six. 16. Colorado (16) There's not much to get excited about in these final games. At least Peyton Manning is in town. 17. Toronto FC (17) Had showed some life after a midseason coaching change, but now winless in its last six. 18. Portland (19) Beat rival Vancouver and could be closing in on a coaching hire. Things starting to look up? 19. New England (18) Five straight losses. Seven-game winless streak (10 on the road). Yeah, that's worthy of last.
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