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May 23, 2012 at 1:59 AM

My MLS power rankings — Week 11

Real Salt Lake Logo.jpg1. (1) Real Salt Lake 8-3-2

Espindola and Saborio each have four goals, one assist, 28 shots.

2. (4) New York Red Bulls 8-3-1

Sizzling with five straight victories and should soon get Henry back.

3. (2) Seattle Sounders FC 7-2-2

Defense uncharacteristically struggled last week in Vancouver.

4. (3) San Jose Earthquakes 7-2-3

Alan Gordon came up big again with yet another 90th-minute equalizer.

5. (9) D.C. United 7-4-3

DeRo is on fire with five goals in six games. He’s two shy of 100 for his career.

6. (6) Sporting Kansas City 7-3-1

Good news? Teal Bunbury scored twice in a rare start. Bad news? D couldn’t hold the 2-0 lead.

7. (7) Houston Dynamo 3-3-4

Will aim for revenge against the Galaxy in rematch Saturday of the 2011 MLS Cup final.

8. (8) Vancouver Whitecaps FC 5-3-3

Deserved better than a tie against Seattle, and Davide Chiumiento wasn’t afraid to say so.

9. (5) Chicago Fire 4-3-3

After a defeat in Portland, Dan Gargan likened the smallish JELD-WEN Field to a “shoe box.”

10. (10) Colorado Rapids 5-6-1

Former Sounder Tyrone Marshall, 37, became the oldest player to score this MLS season.

11. (15) Chivas USA 4-6-1

Big rivalry victory against Galaxy will do well to earn the “other” Los Angeles team some respect.

12. (13) Columbus Crew 3-4-3

Will aim for its first victory against former coach Sigi Schmid in trip Wednesday to Seattle.

13. (14) New England Revolution 4-6-1

MLS Newcomer of the Year? Forward Saer Sene has six of his team’s 14 goals this season.

14. (17) Portland Timbers FC 3-5-3

Long-awaited victory vs. Chicago will be nice boost heading into a rivalry game with Vancouver.

15. (11) Montreal Impact 3-6-3

Expansion side has benefited from four penalty kicks. No other team has taken more than two.

16. (12) Los Angeles Galaxy 3-6-2

The league’s glamour club is winless in five games and dead last in the Western Conference.

17. (16) FC Dallas 3-6-4

More woes. Winless streak is at seven and Brek Shea was suspended for kicking a ball at a ref.

18. (18) Philadelphia Union 2-6-2

Jettisoned team captain Danny Califf to Chivas USA in yet another curious transaction.

19. (19) Toronto FC 0-9-0

Nine-game losing streak one behind RSL’s league record of 10 consecutive defeats in regulation.

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What do you think? Who’s ranked too high or too low?


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