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May 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM

My MLS power rankings: Week 12

Posted below are my MLS power rankings, and here are links to other rankings from Soccer America, MLSsoccer.com, ESPN.com, SI.com and ProSoccerTalk. Most have the Sounders around No. 3, but there is one that has Seattle at the top.

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Rank Team Comment
1. (2) New England Jumps to No. 1 over still-unbeaten RSL due to five straight wins, 6-0-1 unbeaten streak.
2. (1) Real Salt Lake Heads to Seattle for a Best in the West showdown, though stars are gone for both teams.
3. (3) Sounders FC A road point wasn’t all that bad missing five starters to injury, illness, international duty.
4. (4) Vancouver Probably deserved better vs. Seattle, but also had its own finishing to blame in 2-2 tie.
5. (5) Sporting K.C. Dealt a brutal blow as Chance Myers (ruptured Achilles) is out for the rest of the season.
6. (8) Colorado Players responded to coach’s halftime rant with three second-half goals in 4-1 home win.
7. (7) D.C. United Got big news last week as Mayor announced $300 million deal in place for new stadium.
8. (13) L.A. Galaxy Wait no more: Landon Donovan has become MLS’s all-time leading scorer with 136 goals.
9. (10) Toronto FC Coach Ryan Nelsen wasn’t shy about criticizing Baldomero Toledo for red card, PK calls.
10. (9) FC Dallas Winless streak has reached seven (0-5-2), but earning a point at RSL is at least something.
11. (6) Houston Two games, two losses, no goals and Mark Sherrod torn his ACL — now that’s a bad week.
12. (14) San Jose Add defender Clarence Goodson to list of unhappy snubs from the U.S. World Cup roster.
13. (15) Columbus Got its first win since March, and Gonzalo Higuain has factored into team’s last five goals.
14. (11) Chicago Was woefully shorthanded, with five starters unavailable, in a 2-0 road loss in Columbus.
15. (12) N.Y. Red Bulls Defense allowed 1.21 goals per game last year; it has ballooned to 1.57 this year.
16. (18) Portland Maximiliano Urruti scored twice to lead the Timbers to last week’s only road win in MLS.
17. (16) Chivas USA The season might start to slip away if the Goats don’t capitalize on home games this week.
18. (17) Philadelphia Offense has scored four goals the past two games; too bad the defense has allowed nine.
19. (19) Montreal Owner is promising changes on Twitter after dropping to 1-6-4 after another dreadful loss.

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