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July 27, 2011 at 7:58 AM

My Major League Soccer power rankings — week 20

LA Galaxy Logo.jpg1. (1) Los Angeles Galaxy 11-2-9

Loaded with MLS All-Stars. Thirteen games unbeaten. Sailing is pretty smooth.

2. (2) Seattle Sounders FC 10-4-8

Will the embarrassment from a 7-0 loss to Man U carry over to games that count?

3. (3) FC Dallas 11-5-6

Brek Shea’s nine goals surely have him close to USMNT consideration again.

4. (5) Real Salt Lake 9-3-6

A sleeping giant? Has the highest goal differential (+15) despite playing the fewest games.

5. (4) Philadelphia Union 8-4-7

Played Real Madrid tough in defeat. Rookie Michael Farfan’s goal was as good as you’ll see.

6. (7) Columbus Crew 8-6-7

Coach Robert Warzycha’s side has overcome drama, roster turnover to tie for the East lead.

7. (8) Sporting Kansas City 6-6-8

Undefeated at home (3-0-3), and its next eight are at the friendly Livestrong Sporting Park.

8. (6) New York Red Bulls 6-5-12

Thierry Henry is perhaps the leading MVP candidate, but he can’t save a porous defense.

9. (10) Chivas USA 6-7-8

Justin Braun and Nick LaBrocca are an unlikely but effective scoring duo (13 goals combined).

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

Former Sounder Sanna Nyassi scored a hat trick vs. N.Y. to earn Player of the Week honors.

11. (9) D.C. United 5-6-8

Probably hit harder than any other MLS team when it comes to injuries, especially up front.

12. (11) Houston Dynamo 5-7-9

Would be in great shape for the playoffs with even a semi-decent road record, not 0-6-4.

13. (12) San Jose Earthquakes 5-7-9

The latest victim of an unpunished flop in the box. This time RSL’s Saborio was the culprit.

14. (16) New England Revolution 4-9-8

Showed signs of life with a four-point week, beating D.C. and earning a tie vs. Colorado.

15. (14) Portland Timbers FC 6-10-3

Keeps things interesting at least as the only MLS team that hasn’t played in a 0-0 tie.

16. (15) Chicago 2-6-12

Signed talented but aging Mexican M Pavel Pardo, but it might be too late for this season.

17. (18) Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2-10-9

Eric Hassli earned inactive All-Star status, but will new DP Jarju have a similar impact?

18. (17) Toronto FC 3-11-9

Running away with the worst goal differential (-22). New England and Portland next at (-10).

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What do you think? Who’s is too high? Too low?

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