The new MLS Power Rankings are out and the Seattle Sounders stay in the number one position. What amazes me is that after losing seven games in a row, that the New England Revolution are viewed as only the third worst side in MLS. How bad are Houston and Montreal?
1: FC Dallas
Xander Bailey. Enough said.
Last Week: Bye
Last Five: W-W-W-L-W
Next MLS Game: July 28 vs. LA
3: D.C. United
Props to Bill Hamid, the first Homegrown in MLS history to reach 100 appearances.
Last Week: Won vs. Chivas USA, 3-1
Last Five: W-L-W-W-W
Next MLS Game: July 30 vs. Toronto
5: FC Dallas
ust when you thought they were due for another summer swoon, they’ve emerged as the team no one wants to play.
Last Week: Won vs. New England, 2-0
Last Five: W-D-D-W-W
This Week: Sunday at Vancouver
OK, Nat Borchers is really starting to look more and more like Tormund Giantsbane. Game of Thrones, people, get with it.
Last Week: Drew vs. Vancouver, 1-1
Last Five: L-L-W-L-D
This Week: Thursday vs. Montreal
8: Vancouver Whitecaps
Two nice road draws in four days, and some hope that Darren Mattocks can heat up before the fall.
Last Week: Drew at Toronto, 1-1
Drew at Real Salt Lake, 1-1
Last Five: L-W-L-D-D
This Week: Sunday vs. Dallas
9: Colorado Rapids
Held their ground on the road until Marlon Hairston went down, and then it fell apart.
10: Portland Timbers
Caleb Porter’s switch to the 4-4-2 proved the Timbers are better with two forwards up. Why stray now?
Last Week: Won vs. Colorado, 2-1
Last Five: D-L-D-L-W
This Week: Sunday at Montreal
Last Week: Won vs. New York, 3-1
Drew at Chicago, 1-1
Last Five: W-L-D-W-D
Next MLS Game: Aug. 1 at Kansas City
12: New York Red Bulls
Too tired? Too old? Tough to tell, but not a week RBNY fans want to remember.
13: Chicago Fire
Take away a terrible call on Gonzalo Segares and you’re looking at a second straight shutout win for Sean Johnson.
Last Week: Drew vs. Philadelphia, 1-1
Last Five: L-D-D-W-D
This Week: Wednesday at San Jose
They were a muffed Mike Magee PK away from getting their first win of the season. But they’ve yet to pitch a shutout, and have given up multiple goals in three of their five games.
Last Week: Drew vs. Philadelphia, 2-2
This Week: Saturday at Montreal
15: Columbus Crew
Second win since late March. Maybe it’s Gregg Berhalter’s black button-down?
Last Week: Lost to Kansas City, 2-1
Won vs. Montreal, 2-1
Last Five: D-D-L-L-W
This Week: Saturday at New England
16: San Jose Earthquakes
Frank Yallop comes home to Buck Shaw Stadium this week.
Last Week: Drew at New York, 1-1
Last Five: L-L-L-L-D
This Week: Wednesday vs. Chicago
17: New England Revolution
Seven in a row Gulp.
Last Week: Lost at LA, 5-1
Lost at Dallas, 2-0
Last Five: L-L-L-L-L
This Week: Saturday vs. Columbus
18: Houston Dynamo
The winless streak is at eight. Franchise record is 10, from the 2010 season.
Last Week: Drew vs. Toronto, 2-2
Last Five: L-L-D-L-D
Next MLS Game: Aug. 3 vs. D.C. United
19: Montreal Impact
Marco Di Vaio is clearly struggling from a lack of quality service this season. Is this how he’ll go out for his career?
Last Week: Lost to Columbus, 2-1
Last Five: D-W-L-L-L
This Week: Thursday at Real Salt Lake