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April 6, 2010 at 10:58 PM

Major League Soccer power rankings — week three

Who’s too high? Who’s too low? Let me have it in the comments!
Previous rankings in parentheses.
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1. Columbus Crew (1) — Need rest? Went unbothered last week with a bye and plays just two MLS games in April.
2. Los Angeles Galaxy (4) — Two more goals for Edson Buddle, who has all of L.A.’s scores. Who needs David Beckham?
3. New York Red Bulls (7) — How bad was it until now? Team earned first road win of the Obama administration on Sat.
4. Houston Dynamo (6) — Beat defending champion Real Salt Lake despite not scoring in the run of play (two PKs).
5. Colorado Rapids (5) — Omar Cummings tallied again. But Marvel Wynne at center back remains a work in progress.
6. Real Salt Lake (2) — Blame the loss on Jamison Olave, who committed two fouls in the box against Houston.
7. Sounders FC (3) — Finishing is the rave green elephant in the room. Scored in just two of last eight home games.
8. Kansas City Wizards (8) — Got to enjoy the 4-0 win in the season opener for twice as long thanks to the bye week.
9. New England Revolution (11) — Super sub Kenny Mansally scored twice against D.C. and earned MLS player of the week.
10. Chicago Fire (9) — No wins, but fans will be encouraged to see newcomer Collins John and Brian McBride score.
11. Toronto FC (10) — Have 3 games between now and April 18. Will they be able to handle the crowded schedule?
12. FC Dallas (13) — Team’s stadium, Pizza Hut Park, was almost as full in the off week as it was for the opener.
13. Chivas USA (12) — Still no goals scored in the reign of first-year coach Martin Vasquez. Overachievers no more?
14. Philadelphia Union (14) — Took a week off, but still issued threats of physical play. Host a very beatable D.C. this week.
15. San Jose Earthquakes (16) — Couldn’t lose with the week off. More good news? There’s competition to be MLS’s worst.
16. D.C. United (15) — Zero goals scored. Six goals allowed. Home opener with football lines on the field. Yeesh.

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