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June 3, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Week 13 in MLS: Power rankings and other thoughts from Alan Hinton

In a weekly feature that we’ll continue throughout the year, local legend Alan Hinton, who coached the old NASL Sounders and did broadcast work for many season for the MLS team, has offered to provide his thoughts on the action leaguewide.

Here was Hinton’s Week 12 post. Posted below is his latest offering, including power rankings:

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Hi from cloudy but very beautiful Santorini!

It was a very solid 4-0 victory by the Sounders versus huge rival and previously unbeaten Real Salt Lake. Impressive, and my contacts, who are good judges of soccer, tell me it could have been a bigger score.

New England losing was also good. Vancouver is up to No. 2 and, as I’ve said, is looking to be a good team.

The Sounders will need to be at their best at Chicago on Saturday, and then there’s a break until games at Vancouver and home against Portland. Exciting schedule.

I’m happy to see my rumor of David Villa joining New York City on a three-year contract come true. Rumor is that Frank Lampard will follow Villa to NYC? It’s a great time for MLS to go for some top world-class players around World Cup time.

New York Red Bull will now have to make a move. And wait for David Beckham, who likes to be the No. 1 dog, to make some moves for Miami. I am very bullish on future of MLS.

Alan Hinton’s MLS power rankings

1. Seattle Sounders
2. Vancouver Whitecaps
3. Real Salt Lake
4. New England
5. Toronto FC
6. D.C. United
7. Sporting Kansas City
8. Colorado Rapids
9. Columbus Crew
10. LA Galaxy
11. Portland Timbers
12. New York Red Bulls
13. FC Dallas
14. Houston Dynamo
15. San Jose Earthquakes
16. Chicago Fire
17. Philadelphia Union
18. Montreal Impact
19. Chivas USA

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