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August 24, 2011 at 10:33 AM

My Major League Soccer power rankings — week 24

LA Galaxy Logo.jpg1. (1) Los Angeles Galaxy 14-3-9

Robbie Keane scored in his debut, reaffirming an “MLS Cup or bust” mindset.

2. (3) Seattle Sounders FC 12-5-9

Road warriors have earned an MLS-high 23 points away from home this season.

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

Breakthrough victory in Mexico was huge, but has just one league win in five games.

4. (5) Columbus Crew 11-7-7

Has a chance Saturday to earn its first win vs. ex-coach Sigi Schmid since his move to Seattle.

5. (4) Colorado Rapids 10-6-11

Iron Man Drew Moor has played all 90 minutes in 68 consecutive games, an MLS record.

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

Going 4-1-1 in six straight at home has vaulted them from 7th place in the East to 2nd.

7. (6) Real Salt Lake 10-7-6

Four losses in five games — all to East teams — is shocking. As is a 2-5-3 road record.

8. (11) Houston Dynamo 8-7-11

Brad Davis has a league-leading 13 assists; his team is unbeaten in past five games.

9. (8) Philadelphia Union 8-6-10

Winless streak at five as Peter Nowak’s team slips down the standings in the East.

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

Former Galaxy forward Juan Pablo Angel scored in his first game with his new team.

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

The only team in the league with more wins on the road (4) than at home (3).

12. (13) Portland Timbers FC 8-12-5

Will increase capacity of Jeld-Wen Field to 20,323 for games Sept. 16 and Oct. 14.

13. (12) New York Red Bulls 6-6-14

Home game against L.A. this weekend will be broadcast in more than 100 countries.

14. (17) Chicago Fire 3-7-15

Set MLS record with 15 ties in a season, then followed with a rare win.

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

New signing Milton Caraglio scored twice, but defense blew two-goal lead against N.Y.

16. (14) Toronto FC 4-12-11

Good spell spoiled in a 2-0 loss to Chicago; 25 goals, 48 goals allowed are MLS worsts.

17. (16) San Jose Earthquakes 5-10-10

Team-record winless streak is at 12 games. Surely, Frank Yallop’s days are numbered.

18. (18) Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3-13-9

The only optimism seems to center on BC Place renovations, which are nearly complete.

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


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