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August 18, 2010 at 11:27 AM

Major League Soccer power rankings — week twenty-one

1. (1) Los Angeles Galaxy 13-3-4

Back on track after a big win in New York courtesy of Edson Buddle’s 13th goal this season

2. (3) Real Salt Lake 11-4-6

Don’t mess with the defending champs at home, where their unbeaten streak is now at 21

3. (2) Columbus Crew 11-5-4

Earned just three points on a 3-game road trip, need to get back on track with two at home

4. (4) FC Dallas 8-2-9

Tied a league record with its 10th-straight road game without a loss, beating lowly D.C. 3-1

5. (6) New York Red Bulls 9-7-4

High-profile DPs Henry and Marquez haven’t had nearly the impact the fans have expected so far

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

Take some time off in MLS action to focus on Group of Death play in the Champions League

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

Pablo Mastroeni just passed Seattle tech. dir. Chris Henderson’s team record of minutes played

8. (10) San Jose Earthquakes 7-6-5

The signing of DP Geovanni, who has EPL experience, will strongly aid a late playoff push

9. (8) Toronto FC 7-7-5

The only other team besides RSL that’s unbeaten at home. Hasn’t lost at BMO in 17 games

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

Freddie Ljungberg’s team has plenty of games in hand, but will need to make them count

11. (12) New England Revolution 6-9-3

Newcomer Ilija Stolica scored a timely first goal and the defense has 3 shutouts in 4 games

12. (11) Kansas City Wizards 5-9-5

Home match against New England could essentially be an elimination game for postseason

13. (13) Chivas USA 5-10-4

GK Zach Thornton’s fingertips saved a point at home, but they’ll need a lot more to stay in it

14. (15) Philadelphia Union 4-10-5

Sebastien Le Toux hasn’t been the only bright spot; rookie Danny Mwanga has seven goals

15. (14) Houston Dynamo 5-10-5

Team record winless streak now at 10 games following another shutout loss to the Revs

16. (16) D.C. United 3-14-3

Still losing and will give MLS all-time leading scorer Jaime Moreno the boot after this year

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