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October 1, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Matt Pentz’ MLS power rankings, 10/1

L.A. has finally taken over the top spot of my weekly MLS power rankings.

Last week’s ranking in parentheses

1. L.A. Galaxy (2)
Recent goal streak too overwhelming to ignore.
2. Seattle Sounders (1)
Defense is becoming a real question mark.
3. FC Dallas (4)
Back at full strength, back to scoring goals.
4. Real Salt Lake (3)
On the brink of falling into the play-in game.
5. D.C. United (5)
Running away with the Eastern Conference.
6. New England Revolution (7)
Fear the red-hot Revs come the playoffs.
7. Vancouver Whitecaps (10)
Very little love for the East.
8. Sporting Kansas City (6)
Slump is becoming to look like a nosedive.
9. Columbus Crew (12)
Saturday showdown with New England will be telling.
10. New York Red Bulls (9)
Steamrolled in L.A. to deflate recent run.
11. Portland Timbers (8)
Lost two-goal lead, captain and momentum in Toronto.
12. Toronto FC (13)
One comeback does not make a season.
13. Philadelphia Union (11)
Slipping further beneath the red line.
14. Houston Dynamo (14)
Clear dividing line between contenders, also-rans.
15. San Jose Earthquakes (15)
Time to start looking to offseason.
16. Chicago Fire (17)
Loss at Houston confirms the inevitable.
17. Colorado Rapids (16)
Sounders come to town Sunday.
18. Montreal Impact (18)
Still tied for Chivas on points.
19. Chivas USA (19)
Hard to find silver lining with club going dark post-’14.

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