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March 13, 2013 at 11:29 AM

My MLS power rankings — Week 2

Here are some other MLS power rankings from ESPN.com, SI.com and MLSsoccer.com.

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Team (prev. rank) Comment
1. L.A. Galaxy (1) Favored to advance to the CCL semifinals after a 0-0 road leg at Costa Rica’s Herediano
2. Houston (3) Another CCL quarterfinalist will try to protect a 1-0 lead going to Mexico’s Santos Laguna
3. San Jose (5) Dealing with many key injuries but showed familiar comeback spirit in a big win vs. N.Y.
4. Vancouver (9) Kobayashi might’ve had an early Goal of the Year candidate with a stellar long-range strike
5. Sporting K.C. (2) Victims of a surprise Week 2 upset due to an uncharacteristically poor defensive effort at TFC
6. Sounders FC (6) A 25-0-6 record when scoring first is now the longest active unbeaten streak in MLS
7. D.C. United (10) Improved to 5-0-3 at home vs. RSL since 2004; hasn’t lost at RFK in 17 games overall
8. Real Salt Lake (4) Mansally might soon hear from the disciplinary committee for a shocking head-butt
9. Montreal (12) Cascadia conquerors (Seattle, Portland) have already matched last year’s road-win total
10. N.Y. Red Bulls (7) Took early leads in both road games to start the year but couldn’t hold on to either
11. Columbus (8) Glauber — yes, that’s his name — could be one of the top new defensive additions to MLS
12. Philadelphia (15) Okugo/McInernery, the team’s top two picks in the 2010 draft, each scored in nice road win
13. New England (16) Reis earned his 71st career shutout at Chicago, needs six more to rank 4th in league history
14. Toronto FC (18) Earnshaw scored twice in a stunning debut to lead the Reds to their first win in 16 games
15. Chivas USA (19) Perhaps a performance like Sunday’s 3-1 win vs. Dallas will bring some fans to the stadium
16. FC Dallas (11) The onus is on Hyndman to find a formation that makes this mix work, especially up front
17. Portland (13) One point out of two home games isn’t quite the start the revamped Timbers had in mind
18. Chicago (14) Where are the goals going to come from? Offense so far has left a lot to be desired
19. Colorado (17) Snowstorm delayed the game, then Mastroeni injured his hamstring — not a good weekend

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