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April 24, 2013 at 7:02 AM

My MLS power rankings — Week 8

Here are some other MLS power rankings leaguewide: MLSsoccer.com, Soccer By Ives, ESPN.com, SI.com, OregonLive.com and Goal.com.

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Team (prev. rank) Comment
1. FC Dallas (1) Defense has impressively allowed one goal all year in the first 75 minutes of games
2. L.A. Galaxy (4) ‘Don’t count the old guy out just yet,’ said Landon Donovan after his first goal of 2013
3. Houston (3) Exploits at home have been well documented, but will need to do better on the road (0-2-1)
4. Sporting K.C. (2) Shutout streak ended in L.A. at 546 minutes, making it fifth-longest in MLS history
5. Montreal (5) Former Italian international Marco Di Vaio has scored three goals in his past four games
6. Real Salt Lake (10) No surprise that success has come easier after the return of standout Javier Morales
7. Philadelphia (13) Jack McInerney, 20, is the league’s youngest to ever hold the scoring lead (six goals)
8. Portland (9) Five games unbeaten (2-0-3) has tied the franchise’s longest streak without defeat
9. Columbus (6) Hosts D.C. this weekend with a 4-0-1 advantage in the series at Crew Stadium since 2007
10. Chivas USA (7) Has drawn 30,495 fans total in four home games; Seattle’s league-best average is 39,157
11. N.Y. Red Bulls (11) Juninho got an extra one-game suspension for kicking the ball at a K.C. opponent
12. Vancouver (8) Lost by a couple of goals in Dallas and has to face the league’s best yet again this weekend
13. San Jose (12) Late-game magic has carried over from last year with a dramatic equalizer vs. Timbers
14. Chicago (17) Winner of two of out three to bounce back from a dreadful 0-3-1 start to the season
15. Toronto FC (14) That’s four straight ties after conceding a last-minute equalizer in back-to-back games
16. Colorado (15) Injuries are getting ridiculous as vets Edson Buddle, Marvell Wynne recently went down
17. Sounders FC (18) Got a goal (and back flip) from DP Obafemi Martins, but will one win turn into more?
18. D.C. United (16) Losing four games in a row has led to questions about coach Ben Olsen’s job security
19. New England (19) Defense had been a lone bright spot this year, then allowed four goals to New York

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