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March 22, 2011 at 6:52 PM

My Major League Soccer power rankings — week two

Real Salt Lake Logo.jpgFeel free to offer your own thoughts, criticisms or rankings in the comments section.

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1. (1) Real Salt Lake 1-0-0

League undefeated streak now at 15 games (four shy of the record) dating to July 17.

2. (2) New York Red Bulls 1-0-0

Had five starters from Saturday’s win called up to national-team duty this weekend.

3. (4) Colorado Rapids 1-0-0

Omar Cummings first player in MLS history to score in four straight season openers.

4. (3) Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0-1

With goals in each of the team’s first two games, Brazilian MF Juninho is emerging as a star.

5. (8) Sporting Kansas City 1-0-0

C.J. Sapong scored fastest goal ever by a rookie starting in his MLS debut — in 2nd minute.

6. (6) FC Dallas 0-0-1

Brek Shea got a red card in the 55th minute of his first game playing centerback.

7. (10) Philadelphia Union 1-0-0

Went 22 games before its first shutout in 2010. Didn’t have to wait beyond Week 1 this year.

8. (11) D.C. United 1-0-0

Charlie Davies’ comeback from near-fatal accident to two-goal debut in 18 mos. is remarkable.

9. (5) Seattle Sounders FC 0-2-0

Two games. Two losses. No goals. Plus another game on short rest Friday against Houston.

10. (7) San Jose Earthquakes 0-1-0

Bishop Blanchet product and Seattle native Ellis McLoughlin signed and played last week.

11. (15) Chicago Fire 0-0-1

In his next game, midfielder Logan Pause will make his 200th league appearance.

12. (16) New England Revolution 0-0-1

Started two rookies (A.J. Soares, Stephen McCarthy) in third straight season opener.

13. (17) Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0-0

Became the third of 10 expansion teams to win its first game. DP Eric Hassli had two goals.

14. (9) Houston Dynamo 0-1-0

F Will Bruin became first rookie to start a season opener in franchise’s six-year history.

15. (12) Chivas USA 0-1-0

Only one starter from the 2010 opener was in the lineup in Saturday’s 3-2 loss to K.C.

16. (13) Columbus Crew 0-1-0

Injuries starting to pile up. But three of its next four games are at home, which should help.

17. (14) Portland Timbers 0-1-0

Welcome to MLS! Allowed three goals in the first 30 minutes of a 3-1 defeat to Colorado.

18. (18) Toronto FC 0-1-0

Humiliating 4-2 loss against Vancouver — its Canadian rival — could signal a long season.

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