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August 27, 2013 at 8:27 PM

My MLS power rankings — Week 26

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

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Team (prev. rank) Comment
1. L.A. Galaxy (2) Landon Donovan is nearing MLS’s career goals record, will reportedly sign a new deal
2. Real Salt Lake (3) Scored seven goals in two games last week, essentially half D.C.’s production all season
3. Portland (1) Becomes the sixth team in the row to lose the week after going No. 1: the curse continues
4. Montreal (6) Marco Di Vaio has taken the league lead with 15 goals after netting four in two games
5. Sounders FC (8) Players throughout MLS openly marveled at Sunday’s record of 67,385 at CenturyLink
6. Colorado (7) Will a bye week cool off what has been one of the league’s hottest streaks at 5-0-4?
7. N.Y. Red Bulls (4) Suffered one of the more stunning defeats in recent memory with a road loss at Chivas
8. Sporting K.C. (5) Suddenly sinking in the East with four losses in five games, the last two by shutout
9. San Jose (10) On a 4-1-1 run, but could have three starters suspended ahead of a clash with the Galaxy
10. New England (14) Federal Way’s Kelyn Rowe was named Player of the Week for a dazzling two-goal display
11. Philadelphia (9) A 5-1 loss to the Revs was astonishingly the second time the Union has conceded five
12. Chicago (15) Win vs. KC came on the first goal from one of the league’s great names: Hunter Jumper
13. FC Dallas (16) Coach gave it straight, saying Eric Hassli’s back pain would feel better if he loses weight
14. Houston (11) How’s your depth? Currently in a stretch of seven games in three weeks due to CCL
15. Vancouver (12) The cure for two shutout losses? Chivas USA, which has allowed a league-most 45 goals
16. Columbus (13) Hosts Seattle on Saturday with star Federico Higuain suspended and having just lost 4-0
17. Chivas USA (19) Three goals against New York were the most for the team in 21 games dating to March
18. Toronto FC (17) A battle of East bottom-feeders (a 1-1 tie with D.C.) was deemed the ‘Relegation Bowl’
19. D.C. United (18) Could be the first team officially eliminated from playoff contention this weekend

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