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August 29, 2012 at 9:31 AM

My MLS power rankings — Week 25

San Jose Earthquakes Logo.jpg1. (2) San Jose Earthquakes 15-6-5

Wondo, Gordon, Lenhart — all acquired via trade — are the league’s top-scoring trio (37 goals).

2. (1) Sporting Kansas City 14-7-5

The loss of forward Teal Bunbury (knee) for the season is a blow. Will CJ Sapong step up?

3. (5) Seattle Sounders FC 12-6-7

Montero scored a hat trick in his 100th MLS start but shockingly didn’t win Player of the Week.

4. (3) New York Red Bulls 13-7-6

Haven’t lost at home all season (9-0-3), but haven’t won in their last seven road games (0-4-3).

5. (4) Houston Dynamo 11-6-9

Will Bruin is looking like the best pick of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft with 11 goals in Year 2.

6. (6) Chicago Fire 12-8-5

A 4-2 loss to D.C. was the first time the Fire ‘D’ had allowed more than two goals this season.

7. (7) Real Salt Lake 13-10-4

Will need to figure out its road issues with four of the next six games away from Rio Tinto.

8. (9) Los Angeles Galaxy 12-11-4

Impressive that the No. 2 seed in the West is a possibility after a 3-8-2 start to the year.

9. (10) Columbus Crew 10-8-6

Twenty players have recorded either a goal or assist this season. That’s tops in the league.

10. (11) Montreal Impact 12-13-3

Twelve wins with six games left is amazing for an expansion team. Seattle had 12 total in ’09.

11. (8) D.C. United 12-9-4

Hosts N.Y. and boasts 31 wins all-time vs. the Red Bulls — the most in MLS history in one series.

12. (12) FC Dallas 8-12-8

Has struggled to close out games with wins in less than half its games when leading at halftime.

13. (13) Vancouver Whitecaps FC 10-10-7

Holding on to a playoff spot, just barely, after three straight losses (five in a row on the road).

14. (15) Philadelphia Union 7-12-4

Freddy Adu was benched last week in what’s been another quiet year for him (3G, 1A).

15. (14) Chivas USA 7-10-6

Scored two goals last week for only the third time this season. Too bad the defense allowed six.

16. (16) Colorado Rapids 8-16-2

There’s not much to get excited about in these final games. At least Peyton Manning is in town.

17. (17) Toronto FC 5-15-6

Had showed some life after a midseason coaching change, but now winless in its last six.

18. (19) Portland Timbers FC 6-13-6

Beat rival Vancouver and could be closing in on a coaching hire. Things starting to look up?

19. (18) New England Revolution 6-14-5

Five straight losses. Seven-game winless streak (10 on the road). Yeah, that’s worthy of last.

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Any thoughts?

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