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April 3, 2012 at 9:33 PM

My MLS power rankings — Week 4

Sporting Kansas City Logo.jpg1. (2) Sporting Kansas City 4-0-0

Can validate its No. 1 ranking Saturday vs. Los Angeles.

2. (3) Real Salt Lake 3-1-0

Rewrite alert: Scored in 89th minute, stoppage time to stun the Timbers.

3. (1) Seattle Sounders FC 2-1-0

Follows up the season’s first loss with the season’s first MLS road trip in D.C.

4. (4) Houston Dynamo 2-1-0

What better way to follow a weekend off than with another weekend off?

5. (7) San Jose Earthquakes 3-1-0

Wondo gets the headlines, but Bernardez was a huge pickup to solidify the defense.

6. (12) Colorado Rapids 3-1-0

Newcomers Rivero, Hill highlighted a win that launched team into a first-place tie in West.

7. (11) New York Red Bulls 2-2-0

Thierry Henry was the star again with his first MLS hat trick in a 5-2 win against Montreal.

8. (9) Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2-0-2

Could break MLS record for longest shutout streak to start a season (421′) with 62 more.

9. (5) FC Dallas 1-2-1

Another injury setback to star David Ferreira is concerning. He’s been out since last April.

10. (6) Los Angeles Galaxy 1-2-0

Beckham subbed out at halftime vs. Revs. Defense might be among MLS’s worst.

11. (8) Portland Timbers FC 1-2-1

Get ready to see more from Darlington Nagbe after two stunning goals vs. Real Salt Lake.

12. (14) Columbus Crew 2-1-0

Could be primed for a run with three of the next four at home following back-to-back wins.

13. (15) D.C. United 1-2-1

Retroactive punishment came down from MLS on McDonald (suspension), Cruz (fine).

14. (10) Chicago Fire 1-1-1

Also started last year 1-1-1, but will hope to better the 1-6-14 run that followed in 2011.

15. (17) New England Revolution 2-2-0

Federal Way’s Kelyn Rowe was one of the heroes of big road win against vaunted Galaxy.

16. (13) Toronto FC 0-3-0

Woeful MLS start will be forgiven with a miracle result at Santos Laguna in a CCL semifinal.

17. (16) Chivas USA 1-3-0

Defense allows less than a goal per game, but punchless offense has just one score in four.

18. (19) Philadelphia Union 0-3-1

Got the season’s first point, but a scoreless game at home will do little to inspire its fans.

19. (18) Montreal Impact 0-3-1

Two-game week will test expansion team’s depth after conceding five goals to New York.

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What do you think? Anyone rated too high or too low?


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