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August 10, 2010 at 8:05 PM

Major League Soccer power rankings — week twenty

1. (1) Los Angeles Galaxy 12-3-4

Remember me? The stumbling league-leaders get David Beckham back in training on Wed.

2. (3) Columbus Crew 11-4-4

The best in the East faces three top teams in the vaunted West this month: RSL, Colo., FCD

3. (2) Real Salt Lake 10-4-5

Defending champs can tie a MLS record this weekend with 22-game home unbeaten streak

4. (4) FC Dallas 7-2-9

If Jeff Cunningham gets hot, watch out. Golden Boot winner from ’09 had 2 goals last week

5. (6) Seattle Sounders FC 8-8-4

Four-game winning streak led by Fredy Montero has erased those early-season “What ifs?”

6. (5) New York Red Bulls 8-6-4

How’s your depth? Could have five starters missing time this week on international duty

7. (7) Colorado Rapids 7-5-6

It’s gotta be the clothes. Coach Gary Smith wore a shirt and tie for the 1st time in a big win.

8. (10) Toronto FC 7-6-5

Lost 5-0 to New York in their last meeting. Have scored 2+ goals just once since May 29

9. (8) Chicago Fire 5-5-6

Many Sounders FC fans have surely circled F. Ljungberg’s return to Qwest Field on Aug. 28

10. (9) San Jose Earthquakes 6-6-5

A rare gaff by GK Jon Busch has them tumbling in the West. Just one win in the last nine

11. (11) Kansas City Wizards 5-8-5

Too little too late? A 4-game unbeaten surge is not enough to get back in the playoff mix

12. (15) New England Revolution 5-9-3

Unbeaten streak now at 7 in all competitions, including just two goals allowed in that span

13. (12) Chivas USA 5-10-3

A handful of new signings injected new life into the “other” L.A. team, but Seattle is next…

14. (13) Houston Dynamo 5-9-5

Winless in nine and couldn’t even record a single shot on goal in a road loss to Sounders FC

15. (14) Philadelphia Union 4-10-3

It’s now or never for the expansion team. Le Toux and Co. host two big games in four days

16. (16) D.C. United 3-13-3

New coach Ben Olsen inherited a team that’s been shut out 13 times. The MLS record is 15

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