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April 24, 2012 at 8:41 PM

My MLS power rankings — Week 7

Sporting Kansas City Logo.jpg1. (1) Sporting Kansas City 7-1-0

Lost its first game in Portland on a ‘How did that happen?’ own goal.

2. (2) San Jose Earthquakes 5-1-1

Leads the West by itself for the first time since rejoining MLS in ’08.

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

A week off is followed by a busy stretch of five games in 15 days.

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

Could match the best start for a team starting the year on a long road trip.

5. (3) Real Salt Lake 5-3-0

Kreis was so upset with the ref last week he considered walking off the field.

6. (11) D.C. United 3-2-3

Unbeaten streak at six games and the latest hero was Chris Pontius, who had a hat trick vs. NY.

7. (8) Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3-2-2

Offense is loaded, but a stingy defense has earned five shutouts — tied with KC for the MLS lead.

8. (10) Los Angeles Galaxy 3-3-0

Heating up? Preseason favorite has won back-to-back following a disappointing start.

9. (6) New York Red Bulls 3-3-1

Brilliance from Henry — like the goal last week — means little if a porous defense allows four.

10. (13) Chicago Fire 2-1-2

Looking for its first victory against Seattle: 0-3-3 in MLS and lost the 2011 Open Cup final.

11. (7) FC Dallas 3-3-1

One of two teams left that haven’t earned at least a point on the road. Lowly Toronto is the other.

12. (9) Colorado Rapids 3-4-0

Cummings has scored three of his team’s past four goals, but will rue missing a late PK vs. LA.

13. (12) Chivas USA 3-4-0

How bizarre is this? Have gone a perfect 3-0 on the road but a far-less-than-perfect 0-4 at home.

14. (14) Columbus Crew 2-3-1

Eddie Gaven is approaching 20,000 career MLS minutes. Hard to believe he’s just 25 years old.

15. (16) Portland Timbers FC 2-4-1

Ended a four-game losing streak and irked Seattle fans by acquiring Mike Fucito. Not a bad week.

16. (17) Philadelphia Union 2-3-1

Defense looks sharp at least, with a shutout streak of 334′, the third-longest in MLS this season.

17. (15) New England Revolution 2-4-0

Saer Sene has been an early standout (two goals, assist in five games), but can he keep it up?

18. (18) Montreal Impact 1-5-2

Surprisingly unbeaten at home (1-0-1), but fortunes have been much different on the road (0-5-1).

19. (19) Toronto FC 0-6-0

Could match the worst start in MLS history at 0-7 with a loss to RSL this weekend.

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Any thoughts? Who’s too high or too low?

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