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August 10, 2011 at 7:45 AM

My Major League Soccer power rankings — week 22

LA Galaxy Logo.jpg1. (1) Los Angeles Galaxy 13-3-9

Rebounded from a bad loss to Portland by dominating FC Dallas 3-1.

2. (3) Seattle Sounders FC 11-5-8

The legend of Mauro Rosales keeps growing (two goals, four assists in six games).

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

Marvin Chavez is red hot, with all of his team’s goals (4) in the past three matches.

4. (5) Real Salt Lake 10-5-6

Resolve will be tested down the stretch; nine of its final 13 games are on the road.

5. (6) Colorado Rapids 9-6-10

Soaring offense (35 goals, tied for the West’s best) has led to three wins in four games.

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

Offense? Who needs it? East leaders has just 24 goals scored, tied for third worst in MLS.

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

Unbeaten streak, perfect home record were spoiled in a two-minute breakdown vs. Seattle.

8. (7) Philadelphia Union 8-5-9

Plateauing a bit, but securing the full rights to defender Carlos Valdes was a super move.

9. (12) Chivas USA 7-8-8

Robin Fraser’s team has surprisingly put itself in a playoff position in points per match.

10. (10) D.C. United 6-6-9

Dwayne De Rosario is the first back-to-back winner of MLS Player of the Week since 2008.

11. (11) Houston Dynamo 6-7-10

Co-leading scorers (Weaver, Cameron, Bruin) have four goals, the lowest team-high in MLS.

12. (15) Portland Timbers FC 7-10-5

Big week highlighted by a 3-0 shutout of the Galaxy, its first home win since May 21.

13. (9) New York Red Bulls 6-6-12

Superstar roster is sinking fast with no wins in its past five (0-4-1, 10 goals allowed).

14. (13) New England Revolution 4-10-9

Impressive debuts of DP Caraglio and youngster Fagundez were bright spots in defeat.

15. (14) San Jose Earthquakes 5-8-10

Winless streak has hit 10 games, and five of the next seven games are on the road.

16. (18) Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3-11-9

Big win followed by a big move: coach Martin Rennie of Carolina (NASL) takes over in ’12.

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

Offense scored seven goals on a three-game trip (1-0-2). Defense, though, allowed nine.

18. (16) Chicago Fire 2-7-13

One win in 20 games, plus an embarrassing 4-2 loss to Vancouver, deserves the bottom spot.

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


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