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July 10, 2012 at 8:39 PM

My MLS power rankings — Week 18

San Jose Earthquakes Logo.jpg1. (1) San Jose Earthquakes 11-4-4

Barely holding on to the top spot after a winless two-game week.

2. (2) D.C. United 10-5-3

Might’ve challenged for the top spot if not for a bye.

3. (5) Real Salt Lake 11-6-3

Alvaro Saborio won MLS Player of the Week after a dazzling hat trick.

4. (6) Sporting Kansas City 10-5-3

Would host the U.S. Open Cup final with a semifinal win Wed. at Philly.

5. (3) New York Red Bulls 9-5-4

Defenders have scored four of the team’s last five goals.

6. (8) Vancouver Whitecaps FC 8-4-6

Boasts a league-high nine shutouts; 30 points is already more than last year’s total (28).

7. (4) Chicago Fire 8-6-4

The attacking duo of Oduro and Nyarko has combined for two goals since mid-May.

8. (10) Seattle Sounders FC 8-5-6

Mauro Rosales’ six assists are tied for fourth-most in MLS. He has four in his last five games.

9. (7) Columbus Crew 6-6-4

Super soph: Justin Meram’s three goals are second-most on the team after not scoring as a rookie.

10. (9) Houston Dynamo 6-5-7

Defense has recorded back-to-back shutouts. Too bad the offense hasn’t scored.

11. (12) Los Angeles Galaxy 7-10-2

Landon Donovan is up to 99 career assists and would be the sixth in MLS history to reach 100.

12. (15) New England Revolution 6-7-4

New DP, forward Jerry Bengston, had a scoring debut in a 2-0 win against New York.

13. (13) Chivas USA 5-7-5

League season hasn’t been too exciting so far, but reaching an Open Cup final would help.

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

Late winner at home against Columbus was a fine way to end a three-game losing streak.

15. (11) Colorado Rapids 7-10-1

Will boos for Brian Mullan quiet in Seattle after a jersey exchange with Steve Zakuani?

16. (18) Philadelphia Union 5-9-2

A big beneficiary from the coaching change? Jack McInerney (three goals in four games).

17. (16) Portland Timbers FC 5-8-4

Rival in flux: Coach John Spencer was fired Monday midway through his second season.

18. (17) Toronto FC 2-11-4

Five-game unbeaten run ended rudely with a 3-0 road loss to the Union at PPL Park.

19. (19) FC Dallas 3-9-7

A franchise-worst winless streak has reached 13 games. And you thought Seattle’s was bad.

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What do you think? Who’s too high? Too low?

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