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July 23, 2013 at 11:31 PM

My MLS power rankings — Week 21

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Team (prev. rank) Comment
1. Sporting K.C. (3) Benefitted from some curiously long stoppage time at RSL, but that’s four wins in five
2. Portland (2) Has earned 14 points on road (2-1-8) after earning just 19 in 2011-12 combined (3-21-10)
3. Real Salt Lake (1) Suffered its first loss since May 11, and coach Jason Kreis put blame on the ref afterward
4. L.A. Galaxy (6) Youth shined against the Whitecaps with goals by homegrown products Villareal, Zardes
5. Montreal (5) Made a big move Tuesday in the DP signing of Argentine midfielder Hernan Bernardello
6. Vancouver (4) Will Golden Boot leader Camilo (13 goals) outscore lowly D.C. United (nine) this year?
7. N.Y. Red Bulls (7) Two of its top scorers (Olave, Espindola) came via this weekend’s opponent: Salt Lake
8. FC Dallas (8) Gets a bye to figure out how to end MLS’s longest active scoreless streak: 360 minutes
9. Philadelphia (9) Boasts two of the league’s top assisters: Sebastien Le Toux (9), Sheanon Williams (7)
10. Colorado (11) Could match its season-best six-game unbeaten streak Saturday against Los Angeles
11. Houston (10) Twenty-two goals scored are by far the fewest of any team in a playoff position
12. New England (12) Kevin Alston back from leukemia treatment is one of the inspirational stories of the year
13. Sounders FC (13) Hosts last-place Chivas USA on Sunday having not lost to the Goats since 2009: 7-0-4
14. Chicago (16) We finally had a Joel Lindpere sighting as he scored and had two assists in win over D.C.
15. San Jose (14) Won its last game without star forward Chris Wondolowski; can the Quakes do it again?
16. Columbus (15) Six penalty-kick attempts are twice as many as any other team in the Eastern Conference
17. Chivas USA (18) Win over the weekend has been overshadowed by HBO feature on alleged discrimination
18. Toronto FC (17) Believe it or not, it has been more than a year since the team’s last home win: 7/18/2012
19. D.C. United (19) Amid the struggles, Ben Olsen has become the longest-serving coach in franchise history

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