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September 24, 2013 at 9:19 PM

My MLS power rankings — Week 30

Here are other power rankings leaguewide from ESPN.com, SI.com, ProSoccerTalk, Soccer America and MLSsoccer.com. I’ll save you some time: the same team is No. 1 all the way around.

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Team (prev. rank) Comment
1. Sounders FC (1) Sunday’s visit of East-leading New York will be a huge game for a third straight week
2. N.Y. Red Bulls (3) Thierry Henry, Jamison Olave aren’t expected to play, however, due to the artificial turf
3. Real Salt Lake (2) A report came out that expansion New York City FC is courting its coach, Jason Kreis
4. Sporting K.C. (7) CJ Sapong’s last three goals have been headers, including two in a win over Toronto FC
5. L.A. Galaxy (4) Has a little work to do to clinch a playoff berth, but did last year, too, and won MLS Cup
6. Portland (8) Team’s owner has taken pride that five players could score eight or more goals this season
7. Montreal (5) Two home losses in a row means the second-year franchise has gone 2-7-7 since June 1
8. Colorado (6) Boasts a lot of young talent, but how much will inexperience affect the stretch run?
9. New England (11) Diego Fagundez, 19, is the first teenager in MLS history to reach double-digit goals (11)
10. Houston (12) Former A-League Sounder Brian Ching formally announced he will retire at end of season
11. San Jose (13) Steven Lenhart, brother-in-law of Seattle’s Adam Moffat, scored twice in a big win vs. RSL
12. FC Dallas (10) Back-to-back defeats has turned a home game vs. the Crew into essentially a “must win”
13. Vancouver (15) Camilo scored two against the Impact and will need to stay hot to get his team in playoffs
14. Columbus (16) Dominic Oduro celebrated a goal by grabbing pizza slice, taking a bite, giving rest to a fan
15. Chicago (9) Lost 3-0 to go to 1-2-2 in its last five games, but still just a point out of a playoff position
16. Philadelphia (14) Jack McInerney scored 10 goals in his first 14 games, but he’s been shut out in his past 12
17. Chivas USA (17) Has allowed 54 goals, nearly twice as many as the league’s best: Seattle/Kansas City (28)
18. Toronto FC (18) Man. United youth product Richard Eckersley looks to be too pricey to bring back in 2014
19. D.C. United (19) Set to rest its starters in MLS this weekend to best prepare for the Open Cup final on Oct. 1

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