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May 11, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Major League Soccer power rankings — week eight

1. Los Angeles Galaxy (1)

Look unstoppable now, but will they hold up when Buddle and Donovan are in USMNT camp?

2. Columbus Crew (3)

The only other unbeaten team in MLS got a last-gasp winner from Robbie Rogers against N.E.

3. San Jose Earthquakes (5)

Hot start looks less like a fluke after a head-turning four-goal rout of the upstart Red Bulls.

4. New York Red Bulls (2)

Boasts the second-best record in the league, but 4-0 loss at San Jose is a big warning sign.

5. Houston Dynamo (4)

After a trip to Real Salt Lake, the guys in orange host bottom-feeding D.C. and Philly.

6. Colorado Rapids (6)

Losers of two straight have little time to lick wounds with road games next two weeks.

7. Real Salt Lake (11)

Defending champions enjoying the month of May (2-0-0 record) after an awful April (0-3-1).

8. FC Dallas (14)

Two shutout wins last week after starting veteran goalkeeper Kevin Hartman.

9. Toronto FC (13)

Still perfect at home (3-0-0), but winless on road (0-4-0). Don’t expect too much at L.A.

10. Chivas USA (12)

The ultimate hot-and-cold team in the league. Unpredictable Goats travel to Columbus next.

11. Seattle Sounders FC (8)

Coulda, shoulda, woulda doesn’t hold up after allowing 12 goals, worst in the West.

12. Chicago Fire (7)

Lots of weapons on offense, but no player has scored more than two goals this season.

13. Kansas City Wizards (9)

Losing to previously-winless D.C. has them desperate for a nice homestand to get back in it.

14. New England Revolution (10)

Injury situation is dreadful. Had just 16 healthy players in last week’s 3-2 loss to Columbus.

15. Philadelphia Union (15)

Allowed 10 goals on brutal 0-4 road stretch. Gets one game at home before three more away.

16. D.C. United (16)

In so deep a hole that even 2-1 victory over Kansas City doesn’t get them out of the cellar.

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Can you believe San Jose is ranked third? What do you think of Seattle’s placement? Let me know what you think!

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