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Sounders FC

Daily coverage of Seattle Sounders FC, MLS and world soccer.

September 22, 2010 at 10:58 AM

Major League Soccer power rankings — week twenty-six

1. (1) Real Salt Lake 13-4-8

Home unbeaten streak at 23; hasn’t allowed a goal since Aug. 11, a run of 532 minutes.

2. (2) FC Dallas 10-2-12

Continued its fine form against N.Y., but knee injury to GK Kevin Hartman is big concern.

3. (3) Los Angeles Galaxy 15-5-5

Needed late comeback at home against lowly D.C., but were first to clinch playoff berth.

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

First a fine of $2K, then a knee injury. Not a good week for high-priced star Thierry Henry.

5. (4) Columbus Crew 13-7-5

Seven goals allowed in two games, including 4-0 loss to Seattle, is hardly mark of a contender.

6. (7) Colorado Rapids 10-7-7

No more dangerous duo now than Cummings & Casey: 8 combined goals in 4 games.

7. (8) Seattle Sounders FC 10-9-6

Next three games are against direct rivals for postseason: at Chicago, vs. Toronto, at K.C.

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

Fortitude will be tested down stretch with three of next four games away from home.

9. (9) Kansas City Wizards 8-9-6

Have lost just once in last nine games (5-1-3) to slowly sneak back into playoff picture.

10. (11) Toronto FC 8-10-7

With two stunning free-kick goals, Dwayne De Rosario is legitimate MVP contender.

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

In freefall mode: no goals in 272 min., winless streak at 6, didn’t get a shot on goal last game.

12. (12) Chivas USA 7-13-4

Could spread its own disappointment to others in role of spoiler in final weeks.

13. (15) Philadelphia Union 6-12-6

Expansion side has pieces to build around (Le Toux, Mwanga) after up-and-down Year One.

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

Coach Dominic Kinnear called the season “over” after last-minute loss to Toronto at home.

15. (13) New England Revolution 7-14-3

Allowed league-worst 41 goals this season, including 3+ goals in matches six times.

16. (16) D.C. United 5-17-3

Even in meaningless late-season games, 17-year-old rookie Andy Najar continues to shine.

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