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May 25, 2011 at 12:26 AM

My Major League Soccer power rankings — week 11

LA Galaxy Logo.jpg1. (2) Los Angeles Galaxy 6-2-5

RSL’s goal drought allows L.A. to jump to No. 1 amid more Beckham drama.

2. (1) Real Salt Lake 5-1-2

Offense rebuilding, but defense has allowed just two goals all season.

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

Had a league-high five players called up for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

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

It’s never pretty, but the wins keep coming, this time on a wonder goal from Carlos Ruiz.

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

Haven’t allowed a goal in 399 minutes, which is 16 short of the team record.

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

The return of forward Conor Casey is a big boost for a team that’s tied three-straight games.

7. (7) Portland Timbers 5-3-2

The magic at Jeld-Wen Field continues, but 5-0 home record helped by a non-offsides call.

8. (8) Seattle Sounders FC 4-3-5

The week’s opponents, FCD and RSL, have combined to allow one goal in the month of May.

9. (10) Houston Dynamo 3-3-5

Winless in four games and also faces a tough two-game week against L.A. and Dallas.

10. (9) Columbus Crew 3-3-4

Have gone 10 games without scoring in the first half, setting an MLS mark to start the year.

11. (14) San Jose Earthquakes 3-4-3

Back-to-back wins were huge, but losing Wondolowski to the USMNT will be tough.

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

Got a week off, but three of the next four are on the road, starting in Portland.

13. (11) Chivas USA 3-4-3

Like Dallas and Seattle, avoided any Gold Cup call ups. Will they be able to take advantage?

14. (15) Toronto FC 2-4-6

Ex-Sounder Nathan Sturgis helped secure a crucial road point in Colorado last weekend.

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

Also hit hard by Gold Cup call ups, losing star midfielders Joseph and Feilhaber.

16. (16) Sporting Kansas City 1-6-1

Coach Vermes praised the effort in Seattle, but unfortunately it was a fifth-straight loss.

17. (17) Chicago Fire 1-4-5

Play San Jose twice this week: first in a U.S. Open Cup play-in, then in a league match.

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

MLS winless streak at 10 games, but could still win the Nutrilite Canadian Championship.

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Who’s too high? Who’s too low? Let me know in the comments section.

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