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July 17, 2012 at 9:37 PM

My MLS power rankings — Week 19

San Jose Earthquakes Logo.jpg1. (1) San Jose Earthquakes 12-4-4

Chris Wondolowski (17 goals) is making an impressive run at Roy Lassiter’s scoring record (27).

2. (4) Sporting Kansas City 11-5-3

Tied for ninth in the league with 25 goals despite having the most shots and corner kicks.

3. (2) D.C. United 10-6-3

GK Bill Hamid leads MLS starters with a 82 save percentage, but won’t play Saturday (red card).

4. (3) Real Salt Lake 11-7-3

A 5-0 loss in San Jose was the second-worst in team history (6-0 vs. New York on Aug. 26, 2006).

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

Sebastien Le Toux scored vs. one former team (Seattle) Sunday. Can he make it two vs. Philly?

6. (7) Chicago Fire 9-6-4

One of the league’s best at home (6-2-2) faces three of its next four games on the road.

7. (8) Seattle Sounders FC 8-5-7

Gets a much-needed break after Wednesday’s friendly with no games until July 28 in Colorado.

8. (10) Houston Dynamo 7-5-7

Locking it down late with a league-low one goal allowed after the 75th minute this season.

9. (11) Los Angeles Galaxy 8-10-2

Landon Donovan is the second player in MLS history to reach 100 goals and 100 assists.

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

Will its new designated player, Scottish forward Kenny Miller, take this team to the next level?

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

Not a good week with news midfielder Bernardo Anor is out for the year with a torn ACL.

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

A shoulder injury to midfielder Oswaldo Minda is a big blow to a team that can’t score.

13. (12) New England Revolution 6-8-4

Disappointing loss to Toronto ended seven-game home unbeaten streak, its longest since 2006.

14. (16) Philadelphia Union 6-9-2

Arguably MLS’s hottest team with four wins in five games, something no other team can claim.

15. (14) Montreal Impact 6-12-3

Six successful penalty kicks this season leads MLS by two (Houston has four).

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

Coach Oscar Pareja admitted his go-for-it style might be hurting the team in the standings.

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

Losing Danny Koevermans (torn ACL) for the season devastates a team that had found a spark.

18. (19) FC Dallas 4-9-7

At long last, the 13-game winless streak ended with a 2-1 victory against the slumping Rapids.

19. (17) Portland Timbers FC 5-9-4

A 5-3 home loss to L.A. made some wonder if ex-coach John Spencer was the biggest problem.

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


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