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April 17, 2013 at 10:22 AM

My MLS power rankings — Week 7

You can check out more MLS power rankings for this week from MLSsoccer.com, ESPN.com, SI.com, Goal.com and Soccer by Ives.

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Team (prev. rank) Comment
1. FC Dallas (3) Shoreline’s George John was hit by beer bottle after scoring a late winner — at home
2. Sporting K.C. (2) Tough assignment this week playing at New York (Wed.) and then at L.A. Galaxy (Sat.)
3. Houston (4) Brad Davis starred again as the Dynamo extended its record home unbeaten run to 35
4. L.A. Galaxy (1) The last undefeated team lost that title in Dallas, allowing a late goal to fall, 1-0
5. Montreal (5) Has cooled since winning four straight, but 13 points is still good for best in the East
6. Columbus (7) Looking very early on to have gotten the better of the Duka-for-Oduro trade with Fire
7. Chivas USA (6) Chelis on Rapids loss: “We were unbeaten in four games and we thought we were hot stuff.”
8. Vancouver (8) Plays back-to-back league games against red-hot Dallas in next two weeks, oddly enough
9. Portland (15) Six of its nine goals (and five in a row) have been scored by a Johnson: Will or Ryan
10. Real Salt Lake (10) Olmes Garcia, the 20-year-old prodigy, scored a peach of a goal for his first in MLS
11. N.Y. Red Bulls (13) Put together its most complete performance in a 2-0 road win at rival D.C.
12. San Jose (9) Alan Gordon will be out a while after using a gay slur Sunday and later getting a red card
13. Philadelphia (11) Can’t talk about anyone other than Jack McInerney at this rate (four goals in five starts)
14. Toronto FC (12) At this point last year the team had lost five in a row, and would lose the next four, too
15. Colorado (16) Back-to-back wins? Not exactly what Seattle would be hoping for in its next opponent
16. D.C. United (14) Offense is a no-show if ex-MVP Dwayne De Rosario isn’t healthy and running the show
17. Chicago (17) Daniel Paladini has three assists in the past two games; he had three in his previous 48
18. Sounders FC (18) Remains winless this year, but hasn’t lost in April since 2010 — a 5-0-4 unbeaten run
19. New England (19) Top forward Saer Sene has returned from an ACL tear, having not played since August

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