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Sounders FC

Daily coverage of Seattle Sounders FC, MLS and world soccer.

September 14, 2011 at 8:15 AM

My Major League Soccer power rankings — week 27

LA Galaxy Logo.jpg1. (1) Los Angeles Galaxy 15-3-10

The first MLS team to clinch a playoff berth has the Supporters’ Shield in its sights.

2. (4) Real Salt Lake 13-7-6

Three straight wins have Jason Kreis’ team soaring. They also have games in hand.

3. (2) Seattle Sounders FC 13-6-9

Three own goals and three penalty-kick misses are each league worsts this season.

4. (3) FC Dallas 13-8-7

Will need to recover from a poor five-game stretch (1-3-1) in two crucial home games.

5. (7) Sporting Kansas City 10-8-10

Haven’t played on the road since July 16 after a record nine-game homestand (5-2-2).

6. (5) Columbus Crew 11-9-7

Ten goals allowed in the last two games is shocking for a team that’s been led by defense.

7. (6) Colorado Rapids 10-8-11

Facing Toronto’s league-worst D (51 goals allowed) should help after two scoreless games.

8. (11) D.C. United 8-7-10

Charlie Davies has had some help and scored some PKs, but 11 goals is impressive.

9. (9) Portland Timbers FC 9-12-6

Upcoming home games against New England, San Jose could determine postseason fate.

10. (10) Philadelphia Union 8-7-12

Eight games winless drops the former East leaders down to third and the playoff bubble.

11. (8) Houston Dynamo 8-9-11

Misfiring offense is coming at the worst time. Back-to-back shutouts were a season first.

12. (15) New England Revolution 5-11-12

Won for the first time in nearly two months, snapping a 7-game winless streak vs. Dallas.

13. (13) New York Red Bulls 6-6-15

Juan Agudelo is starting to heat up with four goals in nine games since national-team duty.

14. (12) Chivas USA 7-11-10

Goal-less in its last 274 minutes but remains just three points out of the last playoff spot.

15. (16) Toronto FC 5-12-12

Finally beat rival Columbus and finally won on the road with a 4-2 triumph in Crew Stadium.

16. (18) San Jose Earthquakes 6-10-11

First win in 14 games sparked a championship-esque celebration, GK Jon Busch said.

17. (14) Chicago Fire 4-8-15

Hosts Chivas de Guadalajara in a friendly Wednesday and then Chivas USA in MLS on Saturday.

18. (17) Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4-13-10

Couldn’t hold on for its first road win despite being up a goal and a man in New York.

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What do you think? Were the Sounders unfairly dropped behind RSL?

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