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June 26, 2013 at 8:06 AM

My MLS power rankings — Week 17

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Team (prev. rank) Comment
1. Portland (1) Blistering pace has the Timbers with 30 points already; the team had 34 in all of 2012
2. Montreal (2) Nearly flawless at home (6-0-1) while every other East team has at least two losses
3. Real Salt Lake (3) Boast the only current three-game winning streak, also MLS’s best in the last 10 at 7-2-1
4. FC Dallas (4) Walker Zimmerman didn’t make the U-20 World Cup but did score a late equalizer vs. KC
5. Sporting K.C. (6) Winless in four (0-1-3) and Benny Feilhaber didn’t even travel for the last road game
6. L.A. Galaxy (10) Just got Gonzalez and Keane back, but could soon lose Donovan for the Gold Cup
7. N.Y. Red Bulls (5) A report from France says 38-year-old DP Juninho won’t be returning in 2014
8. Sounders FC (7) Time for a run? July is Seattle’s second-best month all-time (1.93 points-per-game average)
9. New England (9) Got bonus time with Jerry Bengston after an early return from the Honduran national team
10. Vancouver (13) Boast the Player of the Week yet again after Camilo’s two-goal, one-assist performance
11. Philadelphia (14) Jack McInerney is finally getting help now, as Conor Casey has three goals in two games
12. Chicago (16) Could be hard to find a more deserving MVP than Mike Magee if Fire makes the playoffs
13. Colorado (8) Three-straight losses has been a big blow in what will be a competitive race in the West
14. Columbus (11) One of two teams that have scored more goals on the road (10) than at home (9)
15. Houston (12) MLS Cup finalist hasn’t won in six games, the team’s longest drought since 2011
16. San Jose (15) Last year’s Supp. Shield winner would be last in the West were it not for lowly Chivas
17. Toronto FC (17) The ship has steadied somewhat with three games unbeaten (1-0-2). Baby steps, it seems
18. D.C. United (19) The club record 13-game winless streak is mercifully over! It had been since March 9
19. Chivas USA (18) How bad is it? Fans commissioned a skywriter to protest ownership during a game

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