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July 3, 2013 at 9:36 AM

My MLS power rankings — Week 18

Here are other MLS power rankings from around the league: MLSsoccer.com, SI.com, ESPN.com, Soccer By Ives, ProSoccerTalk.

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Team (prev. rank) Comment
1. Portland (1) The rich could get richer as the Timbers now hold the No. 1 spot in the allocation order
2. Real Salt Lake (3) Has won seven straight in all comps. but was hit especially hard by Gold Cup call-ups
3. Montreal (2) Hassoun Camara’s bicycle kick on his back has been dubbed by some a ‘tricycle kick’
4. FC Dallas (4) Fought back again for a dramatic tie, this time on a 97th-minute equalizer by Blas Perez
5. Sporting K.C. (5) Kei Kamara is heating up with three goals in his last two games, four in his last four
6. N.Y. Red Bulls (7) Fabian Espindola ended a nine-game scoring drought in a 2-0 win against the Dynamo
7. L.A. Galaxy (6) Stunningly lost after leading the 10-man Earthquakes in stoppage time — seriously
8. Sounders FC (8) Has allowed a league-low six goals in the second half, just two in the final 30′ of games
9. Vancouver (10) Camilo has scored in four-straight games, tied for the longest active streak in the league
10. New England (9) Federal Way’s Kelyn Rowe has five goals, 10 assists in his first season and a half in MLS
11. Philadelphia (11) Sheanon Williams has either a goal or assist in his last three games, not bad for a defender
12. Colorado (13) Nailed its top two draft picks: Deshorn Brown (4G, 4A), Dillon Powers (3G, 2A)
13. Chicago (12) In what seemed inevitable, injuries forced Arne Friedrich into retirement last month
14. San Jose (16) Signed USMNT defender Clarence Goodson after holding onto his rights since 2007
15. Columbus (14) DP Federico Higuain is under investigation for allegedly falsifying his passport
16. Houston (15) It’s getting ugly having not scored in 329 minutes and not won in seven games (0-4-3)
17. Toronto FC (17) Acquired a first-round pick in a trade with Chivas USA, which will surely be top three
18. Chivas USA (19) Some positive vibes are back after acquiring former U.S. captain Carlos Bocanegra
19. D.C. United (18) Averaging 0.47 goals a game, nearly half the rate of the next worst team (Toronto, 0.88)

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