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May 18, 2011 at 6:30 PM

My Major League Soccer power rankings — week 10

Real Salt Lake Logo.jpg1. (1) Real Salt Lake 5-1-1

Allowing an MLS-low 0.29 goals per game. Can defense lead without Morales?

2. (3) Los Angeles Galaxy 5-2-5

DPs Donovan, Beckham and Angel combined for all four goals against K.C.

3. (2) New York Red Bulls 4-2-3

Conceded 3 goals in first eight games. Allowed 3 to Chivas USA last week.

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

Undefeated in three-consecutive road games against Eastern Conf. opponents.

5. (10) FC Dallas 5-3-2

Got two big wins last week, thanks in part to the emergence of youngster Fabian Castillo.

6. (5) Philadelphia Union 4-3-2

Managed one point after brutal week vs. L.A. and Dallas. Have scored once in 285 minutes.

7. (8) Portland Timbers 4-3-2

Expansion side earned a big point in Seattle and has lost just once in its last seven games.

8. (7) Sounders FC 3-3-5

Winless in three games. Injuries piling up. Good chance to get on track against lowly K.C.

9. (6) Columbus Crew 3-2-4

Seven-game unbeaten streak ended abruptly with a 3-0 thrashing in San Jose.

10. (9) Houston Dynamo 3-3-4

Shut out in Salt Lake, but hadn’t gone scoreless since Week 1. New York and L.A. next.

11. (12) Chivas USA 3-3-3

The previously out-of-form Justin Braun will see more time after netting a hat trick in N.Y.

12. (11) D.C. United 3-4-3

Bye week will be nice before difficult road games coming up in Portland, L.A. and Salt Lake.

13. (13) New England Revolution 3-3-4

Defense has stepped up with back-to-back clean sheets and shutout streak of 222 minutes.

14. (18) San Jose Earthquakes 2-4-3

Watch out. Chris Wondolowski found his scoring form and has a goal in 3 straight games.

15. (15) Toronto FC 2-4-5

Could little 19-year-old Joao Plata (two goals, two assists) lead a playoff push?

16. (14) Sporting Kansas City 1-5-1

10-game road trip nearly at an end, but coming to Qwest Field on Saturday is no picnic.

17. (17) Chicago Fire 1-3-5

That’s four ties in a row. The MLS record for most in a row in a single season is five.

18. (16) Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1-5-5

Sinking fast, but kicks off the first leg of Nutrilite Canadian Championship on Wednesday.

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OK, let me have it. Who’s too high? Too low? Portland over Seattle, really?

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