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May 22, 2013 at 7:46 AM

My MLS power rankings — Week 12

Here are some other MLS power rankings from around the league: ESPN.com, SI.com, ProSoccerTalk and MLSsoccer.com.

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Team (prev. rank) Comment
1. N.Y. Red Bulls (3) Jumps to No. 1 the same week MLS announces an expansion team: New York City FC
2. Portland (2) Unbeaten streak has impressively reached 10 games, longer than any by rival Seattle
3. FC Dallas (1) Silver lining to loss at CenturyLink is returns of Ferreira, John and Jacobson are near
4. Montreal (4) Passing took a whole new meaning for Felipe recently when he had to pass kidney stones
5. Sporting K.C. (5) Timing might be right for a hot streak with one road game between now and early July
6. Real Salt Lake (8) Ned Grabavoy’s first career two-goal game came days after his wife gave birth to twins
7. Sounders FC (11) Slow start is long forgotten, but how much will international call-ups hurt in coming weeks?
8. Houston (6) Record home unbeaten streak has turned into a losing streak after surprising defeat to Revs
9. L.A. Galaxy (7) GK Carlo Cudicini made the big gaffe in N.Y., but blame is shared for three losses in four
10. Philadelphia (9) Farfan twins have been split up as Gabriel was traded to Chivas USA while Michael stays
11. Colorado (10) Ex-Sounder Nathan Sturgis scored the second goal of his 8-year career in a 1-1 tie at S.J.
12. Columbus (12) Dominic Oduro, at five goals, is one away from matching his second-best season total
13. New England (16) Young Diego Fagundez, 18, has goals in his last two games and three of his last five
14. San Jose (13) Comeback spirit hasn’t led to many wins as the ‘Quakes are 1-3-5 since the end of March
15. Vancouver (14) Still winless against the Sounders, Timbers in the MLS era of the Cascadia Cup (0-6-5)
16. Chivas USA (15) Has allowed 11 goals in a three-game losing streak amid rumors the team could be sold
17. Chicago (17) Scoreless drought after back-to-back shutouts is at 277 minutes, fourth-longest in MLS this year
18. Toronto FC (18) Winless streak is at nine games and has only won once in — get this — the last 10 months
19. D.C. United (19) Didn’t lose, but partially because the refs disallowed a K.C. goal on an awful offside call

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