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August 17, 2011 at 12:06 PM

My Major League Soccer power rankings — week 23

LA Galaxy Logo.jpgEd note: These comments were submitted before Mike Fucito starred in Tuesday’s CCL game vs. Comunicaciones.

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1. (1) Los Angeles Galaxy 13-3-9

Got a big win, despite the bye week, in the DP signing of Robbie Keane.

2. (3) FC Dallas 12-6-7

Rising star Brek Shea could be the latest MLS product to make the leap to Europe.

3. (2) Seattle Sounders FC 11-5-9

Will any forward (Jaqua, Fucito, Noonan) step up after a deal for a new DP fell through?

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

Offensive explosion (17 goals in seven games) has led to four wins in its last five.

5. (6) Columbus Crew 10-7-7

With just eight goals allowed in 1,080 min., no team is stingier in the first half of games.

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

Loss to Toronto was unexpected. Will have to rally for a top-three finish in the West.

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

Should be rested for a late run with five straight home games following a bye week.

8. (8) Philadelphia Union 8-5-10

Welcome back to MLS, Freddy Adu, who debuted with the Union over the weekend.

9. (10) D.C. United 7-6-9

Big game from Pontius earned the team its third straight MLS Player of the Week honor.

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

Made a couple of summer moves, and acquiring DP Juan Pablo Angel could be big.

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

Adam Moffat’s wonder goal against his former team, Portland, had to feel pretty nice.

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

Thierry Henry (12 goals) would be a shoo-in for MVP if he had any help around him.

13. (12) Portland Timbers FC 7-11-5

Expansion side needs to improve its road form (1-7-3, 19 goals allowed) to sniff playoffs.

14. (17) Toronto FC 4-11-11

Surprisingly unbeaten in its last three (1-0-2), led by Danny Koevermans and Joao Plata.

15. (14) New England Revolution 4-11-9

Ranks last in goals, assists, shots on goal. Pitifully averaging less than a goal per game.

16. (15) San Jose Earthquakes 5-9-10

Desperate after 11 straight winless. How much will Ecuadorian F Edmundo Zura help?

17. (18) Chicago Fire 2-7-14

It’d be easy to blame a 1-5-7 road record for the woes, but 1-2-7 at home isn’t great either.

18. (16) Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3-12-9

Has lost 4-0 twice in the last three games. Also won 4-2. Can’t say it’s not exciting.

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

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