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October 19, 2011 at 8:14 AM

My Major League Soccer power rankings — week 32

LA Galaxy Logo.jpg1. (1) Los Angeles Galaxy 19-4-10

Will finish as the third team in MLS history to go unbeaten at home (12-0-5).

2. (2) Seattle Sounders FC 17-7-9

A thrilling comeback in front of 64,140 fans was a perfect send-off for a retiring legend.

3. (4) Sporting Kansas City 12-9-12

Overcame that tough 10-game road trip to clinch its first playoff berth since 2008.

4. (3) Philadelphia Union 11-7-15

Former Sounder Sebastien Le Toux could hit double-digit goals (11) and assists (9) yet again.

5. (9) FC Dallas 15-11-7

Struggles a distant memory after a two-win week vaults them to a third-place tie in the West.

6. (5) Real Salt Lake 15-11-7

Winless in five games, but can clinch the West’s No. 3 seed with a home win versus Portland.

7. (6) Columbus Crew 13-12-8

Goal differential (0), goals allowed (41) are worst of all the teams qualified for the playoffs.

8. (7) Houston Dynamo 11-9-13

Could enter postseason anywhere from the top seed in the East to the last wild card.

9. (8) Colorado Rapids 11-9-13

In the playoffs and could clinch a CCL quarterfinal berth Wednesday with a win vs. Santos Laguna.

10. (12) Chicago Fire 8-9-16

Became the first team to win after falling behind after 75th minute since overtime was eliminated in 2004.

11. (10) Portland Timbers FC 11-14-7

Facing essentially a must-win game Wednesday against an equally desperate D.C. United.

12. (11) New York Red Bulls 9-8-16

In the driver’s seat for the last playoff berth despite turmoil and a Thierry Henry red card.

13. (13) D.C. United 9-12-11

Playoff hopes are on life support after a two-loss week, including a meltdown versus Chicago.

14. (14) Chivas USA 8-13-12

Justin Braun and Nick LaBrocca have combined for a disappointing three goals since July.

15. (16) Toronto FC 6-13-14

Thirty-eight players have played for TFC this season, breaking the MLS record of 36.

16. (17) Vancouver Whitecaps FC 6-17-10

Became the fourth team in MLS history to go winless on the road in a season (0-12-5).

17. (15) San Jose Earthquakes 7-12-14

Chris Wondolowski could be the first to win two outright MLS Golden Boot titles in a row.

18. (18) New England Revolution 5-16-12

Five straight defeats marks its longest losing streak in a decade. Club record is nine in a row.

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Can’t believe we’ve finally come to the last week of the regular season. What do you think of the rankings? Someone too high? Too low?


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