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June 29, 2011 at 8:47 AM

My Major League Soccer power rankings — week 16

LA Galaxy Logo.jpg1. (1) Los Angeles Galaxy 9-2-8

Down to its third-string GK vs. Seattle with Ricketts injured, Saunders suspended.

2. (2) FC Dallas 9-4-4

Behind three goals from defenders, beat Portland 4-0 in MLS-leading sixth home win.

3. (4) Seattle Sounders FC 8-4-7

Could become a Supporters’ Shield contender with a road win against nemesis L.A.

4. (3) Real Salt Lake 7-3-5

Fans surely were delighted to see Alvaro Saborio score twice in his return to the lineup.

5. (6) Philadelphia Union 7-4-5

Firmly on top of the Eastern Conference, fueled by an impressive 5-0-4 home record.

6. (7) Columbus Crew 6-4-6

Andres Mendoza might be the hottest player in the league (six goals in six games).

7. (5) New York Red Bulls 5-3-9

Tumbling down the standings with just one win in 10 games. Gold Cup returns will help.

8. (8) San Jose Earthquakes 5-5-5

Hosts N.Y. at Stanford Stadium on Saturday and are expecting biggest crowd of the season.

9. (12) Sporting Kansas City 4-6-5

No surprise the results are coming (three wins in four) after new home stadium opened.

10. (10) D.C. United 4-5-6

Davies’ dives are earning him fines and critics, but eight goals are tied for the league lead.

11. (9) Colorado Rapids 5-5-7

Has lost two in a row, but trip to the White House on Monday could provide inspiration.

12. (11) Chivas USA 4-7-5

Has lost three in a row (twice late in the game), but get four of the next five at home.

13. (14) Houston Dynamo 4-6-7

Brian Ching’s 89th-minute goal, his first of the season, rescued a point on the road in D.C.

14. (13) Portland Timbers FC 5-7-3

Has lost four of five and is dreadful on the road (0-5-2, outscored 15-3).

15. (17) Chicago Fire 2-4-11

Ties, ties and more ties. Already has 11, and the league record for a season is 14.

16. (15) Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2-7-8

Faces Canadian rival Toronto twice this week: league game on Wed., and NCC final on Sat.

17. (16) New England Revolution 3-8-6

No wins since May 14. Had the lead in Seattle, but couldn’t even hold it until halftime.

18. (18) Toronto FC 2-7-9

It’s getting ugly. Allowing nearly two goals per game with a winless streak at nine.

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What do you think? What would your rankings look like?

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