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August 3, 2011 at 10:44 AM

My Major League Soccer power rankings — week 21

LA Galaxy Logo.jpg1. (1) Los Angeles Galaxy 12-2-9

Two goals vs. Vancouver has Donovan tied for third-most MLS goals all-time (114).

2. (3) FC Dallas 12-5-6

That’s five shutouts in seven games. GK Kevin Hartman has 12 this year.

3. (2) Seattle Sounders FC 10-5-8

Has beaten Sporting KC, Saturday’s opponent, five straight times in all competitions.

4. (6) Columbus Crew 9-6-7

New leaders in East are flying up the rankings, fueled by a 6-1-4 home record.

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

An injury to stalwart defender Jamison Olave in All-Star Game was unfortunate blow.

6. (10) Colorado Rapids 8-6-10

Sanna Nyassi has four goals in past three games. He scored twice in 38 games for Seattle.

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

Mysterious departure of F Carlos Ruiz is a strange one. Might they tumble as a result?

8. (7) Sporting Kansas City 6-6-9

Unbeaten in 13 games (5-0-8) since losing in Seattle; has seven games in a row at home.

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

Shockingly, won Emirates Cup over renowned clubs Arsenal, Boca Juniors and PSG.

10. (11) D.C. United 6-6-8

Dwayne De Rosario is carrying team, scoring all three of its goals in last four games.

11. (12) Houston Dynamo 6-7-9

Excitement after big win was muted with rookie Will Bruin requiring knee surgery.

12. (9) Chivas USA 6-8-8

Five-game unbeaten streak ended in almost unfair conditions (100-degree heat in Dallas).

13. (14) New England Revolution 4-9-9

Signed first DP in franchise history Tuesday: Argentine forward Milton Caraglio.

14. (13) San Jose Earthquakes 5-8-9

Nine-game drought is its longest since returning to the league in 2008.

15. (15) Portland Timbers FC 6-10-4

Blew two-goal lead at home to lowly Toronto, and three of next four are on road.

16. (16) Chicago Fire 2-6-12

M Pavel Pardo is expected to debut Wednesday; has 148 caps for Mexican national team.

17. (18) Toronto FC 3-11-10

Turnover at all levels (front office, coaches, players) makes stability a near impossibility.

18. (17) Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2-11-9

Battles its Canadian rival weekly for bottom spot. A 4-0 drubbing by L.A. earns it this time.

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