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September 15, 2010 at 11:15 AM

Major League Soccer power rankings — week twenty-five

1. (1) Real Salt Lake 12-4-8

Could extend its home unbeaten streak to an MLS-record 23 games vs. Chicago on Saturday.

2. (2) FC Dallas 10-2-11

Haven’t lost in 14 straight, the 2nd-longest one-season unbeaten run in league history.

3. (4) Los Angeles Galaxy 14-5-5

Star midfielder David Beckham, tight-fitting jersey and all, is back. So are the winning ways.

4. (3) Columbus Crew 13-6-5

Hosts Seattle on Sat., which could provide a teaser look at the U.S. Open Cup final on Oct. 5.

5. (5) New York Red Bulls 12-8-4

Continue to tinker with the lineup. Will newly acquired Mehdi Ballouchy provide a boost?

6. (7) San Jose Earthquakes 9-7-6

Have easiest schedule down the stretch with four games at home and only one tough test.

7. (6) Colorado Rapids 9-7-7

Will go as far as Conor Casey and Omar Cummings (9 goals each) can take ’em. Could be far.

8. (8) Seattle Sounders FC 9-9-6

Far from home. Team will only spend one full day in Seattle between now and Sept. 26.

9. (10) Kansas City Wizards 7-9-6

Conflict with minor-league baseball playoff schedule forces them to play 3 games in 7 days.

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

American great Brian McBride announced he will retire at season’s end. Fantastic career.

11. (11) Toronto FC 7-10-7

Wallowing Reds fire coach and ex-Tacoma Star Preki along with dir. of soccer Mo Johnston.

12. (14) Chivas USA 7-12-4

F Justin Braun (9 goals) remains lone bright spot. Some think he could get a USMNT look.

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

Final nail in the coffin could come in murderous four-game stretch vs. Colo., FCD, Crew, RSL.

14. (13) Houston Dynamo 6-12-5

With one league win since May, run of four straight trips to the playoffs is nearly sealed.

15. (15) Philadelphia Union 6-11-6

And in Game 23 the expansion side finally recorded its first shutout, blanking Chicago 1-0.

16. (16) D.C. United 5-16-3

You know it’s a bad sign when there are scenarios for your playoff elimination this weekend.

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