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September 29, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Major League Soccer power rankings — week twenty-seven

1. (1) Real Salt Lake 13-4-9

Clinched postseason berth with mostly reserves and a late winner by D Nat Borchers.

2. (2) FC Dallas 11-2-13

Unbeaten streak at 17; F Jeff Cunningham needs 3 goals to tie all-time league mark (132).

3. (4) New York Red Bulls 13-8-5

Amid the high-priced stars, Dane Richards has emerged as dangerous weapon on the flanks.

4. (3) Los Angeles Galaxy 15-6-5

After running away with the Golden Boot race early, pack has caught up to Edson Buddle.

5. (5) Columbus Crew 13-7-6

Leaking goals recently, and coach Warzycha said star Schelotto doesn’t fit ideal formation.

6. (7) Seattle Sounders FC 11-9-6

Play in 3 different competitions (CCL, MLS, Open Cup) in 7 days. Thankfully, it’s all at home.

7. (8) San Jose Earthquakes 11-7-6

Who would’ve guessed Chris Wondolowski (12 goals) would become an MVP candidate?

8. (6) Colorado Rapids 10-7-8

Hosts two lowly East teams this week and has earned 3-0 wins in last three home games.

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

Do or die. The last legitimate playoff contender has three of its next four games on the road.

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

No surprise ownership wasn’t in love with De-Ro’s “Show Me the Money” goal celebration.

11. (13) Philadelphia Union 7-12-6

Finishing in the top 5 of the Eastern Conference would be nice accomplishment in Year One.

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

Where’s the O? Perhaps the most disappointing team in MLS hasn’t scored in 4 games.

13. (14) Houston Dynamo 7-14-5

Where’s the D? Eliminated from the playoffs despite six goals in two games last week.

14. (15) New England Revolution 7-14-5

Blew two two-goal leads last week to miss the postseason for the first time in eight seasons.

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

In the SuperClasico, rival L.A. could mathematically end its season for the 2nd straight year.

16. (16) D.C. United 5-18-3

Currently 5-18-3 for 18 pts. Previous worst season in club history? Going 8-16-2 in ’01.

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