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MLS Power Rankings: New England Two Places Too High

SKC-MLS-CupThe 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

2: Sporting Kansas City
Don’t usually get wound up about All-Star snubs, but to say Benny Feilhaber wouldn’t help vs. Bayern is bonkers.

Last Week: Won at Columbus, 2-1
Won vs. LA, 2-1
Last Five: W-D-W-W-W
This Week: Saturday at Toronto

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

4: Toronto FC
Don’t worry, TFC fans. Still only one loss in the past 10 games and Michael Bradley’s not going to miss another PK.

Last Week: Drew vs. Vancouver, 1-1
Drew at Houston, 2-2
Last Five: D-L-W-D-D
This Week: Saturday vs. Kansas City

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

6: RSL
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

7: LA Galaxy
Which game gave a better indication of the real Galaxy? The romp over the Revs or the first half vs. SKC?

Last Week: Won vs. New England, 5-1
Lost at Kansas City, 2-1
Last Five: W-D-W-W-L
Next MLS Game: July 28 at Seattle

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.

Last Week: Lost at Portland, 2-1
Last Five: D-L-D-L-W
This Week: Friday vs. Chivas USA

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

11: Philadelphia Union
Lucky to get a point in Chicago, but no doubt about that win over the Red Bulls. Still the league’s biggest mystery though.

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.

Last Week: Lost at Philadelphia, 3-1
Drew vs. San Jose, 1-1
Last Five: D-D-W-L-D
Next MLS Game: July 30 at Real Salt Lake

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

14: Chivas
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

{ 3 comments… add one }

  • priestner August 21, 2012, 9:00 pm


    San Jose have only won two out five and are first ?????????????

    • David August 22, 2012, 11:15 am

      San Jose has won 14 games this season and beaten most of the big teams in the west like LA and Real Salt Lake. Lets see Montreal win some games on the road before we move them into the top ten.

  • Fantasy Football Fan March 26, 2014, 7:13 pm

    As a Toronto resident and being able to see BMO field from my balcony I am glad to see them number one…they better deliver and not get the Toronto team curse

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