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April 14, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Major League Soccer power rankings — week three

Took a little bit longer to get these online, but here is this week’s offering. I’m trying to make these interactive, so make sure to tell me where I got it wrong (and right, if you’re feeling nice).
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1. Los Angeles Galaxy (2)
Is anyone worldwide, except Messi in Barcelona, on better scoring form than Edson Buddle?
2. Columbus Crew (1)
Like Seattle, had a lead in stoppage time ruined by a last-gasp goal, albeit a controversial one.
3. Kansas City Wizards (8)
Looking to continue a perfect start to 2010 in Seattle, where it beat Sounders FC last year.
4. New England Revolution (9)
Zack Schilawski became the third rookie in league history to score a hat trick. Did it in 11 min.
5. New York Red Bulls (3)
Dream start came to an end against Chivas USA due in part to a dreadful error by GK Coundoul.
6. Seattle Sounders FC (7)
Came just 30 sec. from a big road win. Need a result against K.C. before a 2-game trip.
7. Real Salt Lake (6)
Dominated the run of play against Seattle. Expect them to shoot up the rankings very soon.
8. Colorado Rapids (5)
Too much firepower (Casey, Cummings, Clark) on offense to score just one goal per game.
9. Houston Dynamo (4)
Forward corps is dwindling with Ching, Weaver hurt and Landin suspended for a red card.
10. San Jose Earthquakes (15)
Showed passion and energy in a big road win against Chicago. Rookie Ike Opara was the hero.
11. Chivas USA (13)
Got first-year coach Martin Vasquez his first win, but the Goats still have a lot to prove.
12. FC Dallas (12)
Can’t drop a team for tying the Crew. But can’t raise them for equalizing thanks to a bad call.
13. Philadelphia Union (14)
After Sebastien Le Toux’s hat trick, Sounders FC fans wonder why he couldn’t do that here.
14. Chicago Fire (10)
One point in three games is not the start new coach Carlos de los Cobos was looking for.
15. Toronto FC (11)
With six goals allowed in two games, the Reds are in dire need of a defensive overhaul.
16. D.C. United (16)
It just gets worse in D.C. Lost to expansion Philly and scored an illegal goal to keep it close.

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