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2009 MLS Power Rankings: Week 19

Week 19 (07/22)

Last Week’s Ranking in Parenthesis…

  1. Houston (1): The Dynamo managed to pick up @ road draw @ BMO, and they still lead the race for the Shield. 
  2. Seattle (2): The Sounders did not play, so they will not move. They wouldn’t be moving this week anyways.  
  3. Chicago (4): What? The Fire won @ home! It had been so long! But how will they now cope without McBride?
  4. Chivas (3): The Goats slide continued @ NER. Preki needs to turn this team back around, and quickly. 
  5. D.C. (6): United rises after home schooling COL. They lead the league in goals too. Who misses Gallardo now?   
  6. L.A. (7): The Gals also rise again because they won yet again (and not because of Becks). Arena is very good. 
  7. Columbus (9): The Crew finally unleashed the O vs. RSL, so they rise two spots this week. But, GBS is hurt.  
  8. Toronto (8): The Reds held HOU to a tie, but they were @ BMO, so they won’t move. I liked their style though. 
  9. Colorado (5): The Rapids turned into a waterfall this week, dropping four spots after an ugly road loss to DC. 
  10. Kansas City (10): The Wiz didn’t play, so they will not be moving pursuant to STO Rule #1. Maybe next week.  
  11. New (12): The Revs rose up in rebellion last week @ home vs. CHV. But, they still suck on the road. 
  12. Salt Lake (11): RSL got worked on the road by CMB, so they must fall this week. They are in the hunt though.  
  13. Dallas (13): The Former Burn did not play. At this point, there is nowhere up or down for them to go anyways. 
  14. San Jose (14): The Quakes did play, and they did lose again. SEA proves though, there are no excuses for SJ. 
  15. New York (15): The Red Bulls did play too… and, inevitably they lost. Osorio needs to pack his stuff and go. Don’t even leave a note. Definitely don’t leave another uninspired lineup card. The Red Bulls need new blood.