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October 23, 2012 at 10:09 PM

My MLS power rankings — Week 33

San Jose Earthquakes Logo.jpg1. (1) San Jose Earthquakes 19-6-8

Chris Wondolowski needs one goal in the finale to tie the league single-season scoring record of 27.

2. (2) Sporting Kansas City 17-7-9

The only team in the East that’s clinched a top-three seed and knows it will skip the first round.

3. (3) Real Salt Lake 17-11-5

Talk about keeping a core intact: 10 regulars this year featured on the championship team in 2009.

4. (4) Seattle Sounders FC 15-7-11

Rewarded its fans for record turnout (43,144 average) with its best season at home (11-4-2).

5. (8) D.C. United 17-10-6

Undefeated streak has reached six, and earning the No. 1 seed in the East is still possible.

6. (5) Chicago Fire 17-11-5

Could finish as low as fifth in the conference after suffering an upset defeat in New England.

7. (6) New York Red Bulls 15-9-9

A high-powered offense has been shut out in back-to-back games for the first time this season.

8. (7) Los Angeles Galaxy 15-12-6

Held San Jose to a tie without Beckham and Donovan in what could be a playoff preview.

9. (9) Houston Dynamo 14-8-11

Became the fourth team in league history to go unbeaten at home in a season at 11-0-6.

10. (10) Columbus Crew 14-12-7

Missed postseason despite earning 49 points in the East, seven more than the West’s last team in.

11. (11) Vancouver Whitecaps FC 11-13-9

Got help from Seattle to become the first Canadian team in history to make the MLS playoffs.

12. (13) Montreal Impact 12-15-6

Might it try to follow the Whitecaps’ lead and earn a postseason berth before Toronto FC?

13. (12) FC Dallas 9-13-11

Playoff hopes died in Seattle, but having five starters out injured didn’t help.

14. (16) Portland Timbers FC 8-16-9

Jack Jewsbury’s Cascadia Cup-clinching goal is sure to become part of Timbers legend.

15. (15) Colorado Rapids 10-19-4

Newcomers Jaime Castrillon and Martin Rivero lead the team in goals and assists, respectively.

16. (14) Philadelphia Union 10-16-6

Young forward Jack McInerney has goals in four consecutive games — a franchise record.

17. (17) New England Revolution 8-17-8

Lee Nguyen’s exit from Vancouver was unceremonious, but he bounced back as MVP of the Revs.

18. (18) Chivas USA 7-18-8

Ranks last in the West in goals scored (22, four less than Wondolowski) and goals allowed (56).

19. (19) Toronto FC 5-20-8

Orlando City’s Adrian Heath reportedly turned down a coaching offer and, oh yeah, 13 games winless.


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