I definitely made some moves in my MLS power rankings. San Jose up to five might be stretch, but the Quakes have nine points in five games (as opposed to Seattle’s nine points in seven games).
But rankings like these are no fun unless you tell me where I got it wrong, so sound off in the comments!
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1. Los Angeles Galaxy (1)
Two more goals for Buddle last week, but will two road games in four days slow him down?
2. New York Red Bulls (3)
Have already equaled last year’s win total (5) and could get Barcelona’s Thierry Henry soon.
3. Columbus Crew (2)
Escaped Qwest with a point, but looked pretty plain for two-time Supporters’ Shield winner.
4. Houston Dynamo (8)
Dom Kinnear continues to get the best out of his team. Brian Ching could be back soon, too.
5. San Jose Earthquakes (10)
Didn’t win its third game until the end of June in 2009. Maybe the surprise of the league.
6. Colorado Rapids (4)
Will get a nice 10-game break if they can survive the high-flying, high-scoring Galaxy Wed.
7. Chicago Fire (6)
Have scored in all but one game, enter two-game trip undefeated in its last three games.
8. Seattle Sounders FC (7)
Picture this: Schmid & Co. would have a 4-2-1 record if the league played 44-minute halves.
9. Kansas City Wizards (5)
Haven’t scored a goal in 3 games, but a date with bottom-feeding D.C. might right the ship.
10. New England Revolution (9)
Half of the team’s eight goals have been scored by rookie forward Zack Schilawski.
11. Real Salt Lake (13)
On the up? Defending MLS champs play just two road games in the next two months.
12. Chivas USA (12)
Starting to show life, but no Goat has more than one goal or more than one assist.
13. Toronto FC (11)
Perfect at home. Winless away. Might not be a bad thing with 6 of next 8 at BMO Field.
14. FC Dallas (14)
Still no wins. But games against D.C. and Philly in the next two weeks will help.
15. Philadelphia Union (15)
Danger ahead. The red-card count keeps going up, and four of the next five games are away.
16. D.C. United (16)
The song keeps getting sadder. Five games. Five losses. Two goals scored. Thirteen allowed.