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June 9, 2010 at 12:06 AM

Major League Soccer power rankings — week twelve

1. (1) Los Angeles Galaxy 10-0-2

Should play the rest of the year without Donovan & Buddle just to ensure competitive balance

2. (4) Colorado Rapids 6-3-1

Doing just enough it seems to scratch out the win. Last three games have been 1-0 victories

3. (2) Columbus Crew 6-2-3

Last week on the road (a draw and a loss) did not treat the guys in canary yellow very well

4. (3) Real Salt Lake 6-3-2

Few thought lowly D.C. would end a five-game winning streak, but the next three are at home

5. (8) New York Red Bulls 7-5-0

Good things in the Big Apple. Two wins before the W.C. break and Thierry Henry to come too

6. (5) Toronto FC 5-4-2

Didn’t win at home for the first time all year against K.C., but will get 3 straight at BMO next

7. (6) San Jose Earthquakes 5-4-2

Battled back from two deficits to draw Columbus, but done in by a Brek Shea double in Dallas

8. (9) FC Dallas 3-2-6

Finally getting draws to turn into wins. But will need results on the road to climb up the table

9. (10) Chicago Fire 3-3-4

Have scored in nine straight games and also beat Philly last week for its first win since April

10. (11) Seattle Sounders FC 4-5-3

One big win does not a playoff team make, but beating D.C. would be a boost into the break

11. (7) Houston Dynamo 5-7-1

Time to lick the wounds after losing on a late free kick in N.Y., then being blasted 4-1 in L.A.

12. (13) Kansas City Wizards 2-5-3

Still haven’t won since the second game of the year. Nine goals scored are 2nd-worst in MLS

13. (12) New England Revolution 3-7-2

Defense desperate for help. 20 goals allowed are a league worst, incl. 13 in the last 6 games

14. (14) Chivas USA 3-8-1

So close but so far. The losing streak is now at five, but four have been by one-goal margins

15. (15) Philadelphia Union 2-6-1

Trying to survive all these road games. The new PPL Park will open after the break against Sea.

16. (16) D.C. United 2-8-1

Ex-Sounder Stephen King started the last 2 games trying to get his team back to respectability

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