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2009 MLS Power Rankings: Week 8

Week 8 (05/06)

Last Week’s Ranking in Parenthesis…

  1. Chivas USA (1): This team has more grit and determination than any other squad. A road win keeps them #1.
  2. Seattle (2): A sweet comeback to tie with Chicago, on the road no less, keeps SEA in the hunt with the Goats. 
  3. D.C. (7): United has been scaling these rankings, and their home win puts them on top of the Eastern Conf.
  4. Chicago (3): Still no losses, but five ties in seven games? The Fire may be the best, but they aren’t winning. 
  5. Colorado (10): In the week’s surprise result, the Rapids blanked RSL and are rewarded with a top 5 rank here.
  6. Kansas City (6): You don’t play, you don’t move. But, KC should maybe be one spot further down this week. 
  7. Toronto (5): The Reds were very lucky to escape with an ugly tie against CMB @ BMO. So, they fall two spots. 
  8. Salt Lake (4): RSL didn’t look like a team that scored 6 goals last week. They looked bad, so they creep down. 
  9. New England (8): A loss at home against a huge rival (HOU) hurts, but they’ve still only played five games.
  10. Houston (9): Just when you think the Dynamo are too “old”, they play like they’re still the same “old” dynasty.
  11. L.A. (13): Oh my God! The Gals finally won a game! Sure, they were @ home against NY, but who cares? Phew.
  12. Columbus (12): Oh my God! CMB (2008 Cup & Shield winner) still hasn’t won a game! When do they play NY? 
  13. San Jose (11): SJE lost a tough one @ home too to the Bully Goats. Where have you gone Darren Huckerby?  
  14. Dallas (15): Why did they move up even after they lost? DCU didn’t look too bad, and both LA and NYRB did.
  15. New York (14): NYT headline said “Clean Sheet for LA vs. NYRB”. Dallas is bad, but at least they might score.
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