Major League Soccer

2010 MLS Power Rankings: Week 9

MLS Power Rankings (05/19) – Last Week’s Rank In Parenthesis

  1. LA Galaxy (1): Arena’s arsenal only managed a draw, but they are still #1.  
  2. Columbus Crew (2): Another week, another win courtesy of a GBS goal. 
  3. S.J. Earthquakes (3): A gutsy 0-0 draw on the road has SJE staying put. 
  4. N.Y. Red Bulls (4): NYRB’s wings were clipped by a surprising Seattle side.  
  5. Colorado Rapids (8): An away win is worth 3 points even if vs. lowly DC.
  6. Real Salt Lake (7): RSL loves Rio Tinto. They play so pretty @ that place.
  7. Houston Dynamo (5): Kinnear’s guys don’t like Rio Tinto, or losing 3-1 there.
  8. FC Dallas (6): The Former Burn only managed to pick up 1 point against PHI.
  9. Seattle Sounders (13): Sigi’s squad’s road woes ended at NY and now SEA rises.  
  10. Toronto FC (9): I’m harsh for dropping them for tying the Gals @ the HDC, no?
  11. K.C. Wizards (11): Kamara’s magic snuffed the Fire’s lead and got the Wiz 1 point.
  12. Chicago Fire (12): CHI stays put but would have rose if Kei had whiffed again.
  13. Chivas USA (10): They lost to CMB and now Special K will leave their breakfast table. 
  14. N.E. Revolution (14): You don’t move up this list for securing 0-0 draws @ home.    
  15. Philly Union (15): Or 1-1 draws for that matter, even if you are an expansion side. 
  16. DC United (16): At least you can’t fall farther from #16 even when you lose @ home. 

STO (& MFLS) Player of the Week:

Week 8: Alvaro Saborio (RSL)

Week 7: Landon Donovan (LAG)

Week 6: Edson Buddle (LAG)

Week 5: Dwayne De Rosario (TFC)

Week 4: Mike Chabala (HOU)

Week 3: Zach Schilawski (NER)

Week 2: Kenny Mansally (NER)

Week 1: Javier Morales (RSL)

My MFLS Update:

Week 8 was good for my squad (all things considered). It was a crazy week in MLS, with several road teams winning 1-0 games and two games ending in 0-0 draws. I didn’t see it coming, so my Prediction League ranking took a bit of a hit due to a paltry point total (8). I did manage to put up 20 points in the Fantasy League though and continue my climb up that majestic MFLS leaderboard. My star player in WK 8 was the one I was (ironically) most worried about: Burpo. 

Now, with US camp upon us, WK 9’s moves will be critical to every squad’s success in MFLS.

But, before Week 9 rolls around, let’s look at my performance after Week 8:

Out of 2,760 teams, I am currently: 

#34 in the Fantasy League; and

#76 in the Prediction League.

Here is how I stack up against the savvy managers in my historic MFLS division, USA vs. World.

Out of 30 teams, I am currently: 

#2 in the Fantasy League; and

#5 in the Prediction League.

Finally, here is my cup history for 2010:

Elite Cup: Eliminated in First Round by Ladanday Rovers FC.

Geographic Cup: Eliminated in First Round by EHS Wildcats.

MFLS Open Cup: Failed to Qualify.

Mug O’ Suds Cup: Failed to Qualify.

International Cup: In progress. Now 5-0-0 after winning first two games of second round.  

Previous Cups & Honors: None.

Yes, my MFLS Fantasy League trophy cabinet is still bare. I have had a little success in the Prediction League though. Last year, I finished in the Top 25 out of over 1,500 teams and in 2008 I finished in the Top 50 out of 2,250 teams. Unfortunately, my numbers in the Fantasy League have never been as good though, and I have never reached my main goal, which is to finish a season in the MFLS Top 100. I have been close though. In fact, I have just missed it a couple years in a row now, so I am hoping this is the year I can finally break through.

Please wish my squad luck. We’ll need it.

One thought on “2010 MLS Power Rankings: Week 9

  1. Tarcisio Debono

    If I was INTER’s Boss the next minute after the derby I would have called WM telling him you are fired. He is to blame for the very poor performances during this season. INTER are not a team that goes out to control the opponents. That is WM’s style. With the players he has available and with the youngsters he always avoided to introduce, he should have done much better throughout the season. He makes INTER feel inferior to the opponents instead of make them believe they can beat evry team in the world. It has been over 10 years that INTER failed to address at least one single shot on target throughout the 90 minutes. The only thing abiati did yesterday was to block a dangerous cross from Nagatomo. To conclude I think that WM is to be fired.

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