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September 3, 2013 at 8:07 PM

My MLS power rankings — Week 27

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

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Team (prev. rank) Comment
1. L.A. Galaxy (1) Is reigning Player of the Week Robbie Keane (12 goals, 10 assists) the MVP favorite?
2. Real Salt Lake (2) Javier Morales’ seventh goal, matching a career high, was a bicycle kick to remember
3. Sounders FC (5) Soaring with five wins in six and could make up more ground playing twice this week
4. Montreal (4) Has been shut out twice since July 20 but held its opponents scoreless each time, as well
5. N.Y. Red Bulls (7) Thierry Henry was benched following a reported clash in practice with coach Mike Petke
6. Sporting K.C. (8) Long-term gains trumped short-term strength in selling Kei Kamara to a team in England
7. Portland (3) Back-to-back losses to Seattle and RSL dropped the Caleb Porter and Co. to fifth place
8. Colorado (6) Playoff race will be tight, and all remaining games are against Western Conf. opponents
9. New England (10) Youngsters Kelyn Rowe and Diego Fagundez have combined for 14 goals, 13 assists
10. Philadelphia (11) Hasn’t won any of its last three games, but has earned three shutouts in its last four
11. Chicago (12) Heads to Seattle this weekend as the only MLS team that has never beaten the Sounders
12. Houston (14) Not a bad week with a CCL win, stoppage-time equalizer on the road against Chicago
13. San Jose (9) Late-season surge hit a humbling halt Saturday with a 3-0 drubbing on the road at L.A.
14. FC Dallas (13) Back from a bye without the red hot Blas Perez (4G, 2A in four games) due to int’l duty
15. Vancouver (15) Falling out of playoff contention with a 1-4-2 streak, dropping points at home to Chivas
16. Columbus (16) Losing to the Sounders was the final game for Robert Warzycha, who was fired Monday
17. Chivas USA (17) Erick “Cubo” Torres has four goals in two games, including a sensational bicycle kick
18. Toronto FC (18) It has been another season to forget (aren’t they all?) but still could be a dangerous spoiler
19. D.C. United (19) Goal differential is -27; the next three worst teams in the East have a combined -22 GD

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