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April 11, 2012 at 12:01 PM

My MLS power rankings — Week 5

Sporting Kansas City Logo.jpg1. (1) Sporting Kansas City 5-0-0

Kamara/Sapong lead the way, but don’t discount Zusi’s five assists.

2. (2) Real Salt Lake 5-1-0

Two wins last week included one over Colorado in the Rocky Mountain Cup.

3. (5) San Jose Earthquakes 4-1-0

N.Y. visit features league’s three top scorers (Wondo, Henry, Cooper).

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

Montero has four goals and five assists all-time against Colorado, Saturday’s visitor.

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

Returns from a two-week break with three-fourths of its starting midfield injured or suspended.

6. (7) New York Red Bulls 3-2-0

Have won three straight by a three-goal margin (an MLS record). Henry is up to 7G, 4A.

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

Talk about leaving it late. Ugo Ihemelu’s winner came in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

8. (6) Colorado Rapids 3-2-0

Saturday would be Mullan’s first game in Seattle since last year’s tackle on Zakuani.

9. (8) Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2-1-2

Set record with 427 shutout minutes to start season, then quickly conceded three to lose to S.J.

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

German defender Arne Friedrich, a World Cup veteran, could debut Sunday against Houston.

11. (10) Los Angeles Galaxy 1-3-0

Will look to avoid the first three-game losing streak since coach Bruce Arena was hired in ’08.

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

Backup Joe Willis has played well. Might there be a GK controversy with Bill Hamid healthy?

13. (17) Chivas USA 2-3-0

Its two wins have come on the road and in tough venues: Rio Tinto Stadium, Jeld-Wen Field.

14. (11) Portland Timbers 1-3-1

Coach John Spencer said the Timbers “played like an expansion team” in a loss to Chivas USA.

15. (12) Columbus Crew 2-2-0

Chad Marshall got his first goal since 2010 but also saw his defense concede four goals to N.Y.

16. (15) New England Revolution 2-3-0

Boasts a five-game MLS winning streak against Saturday’s opponent: rival D.C. United.

17. (19) Montreal Impact 1-4-1

No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wenger led the expansion franchise to its first win last week.

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

Hosts Columbus in a match Saturday that hardly seems worthy of national TV broadcast.

19. (16) Toronto FC 0-4-0

Lost in the CCL semifinals and now finds itself as the only MLS team without a point.

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What do you think? Where would you put the floundering Galaxy?


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