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October 8, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Matt Pentz’ MLS power rankings, 10/8

Contenders hold steady in this week’s version of my MLS power rankings.

Last week’s ranking in parentheses

1. L.A. Galaxy (1)
Another week, another three-goal victory.
2. Seattle Sounders (2)
Already set the club victory record with 19.
3. F.C. Dallas (3)
Vancouver loss hurt push for vital third-place finish.
4. D.C. United (5)
KC draw was borderline unwatchable but clinched playoffs.
5. New England Revolution (6)
Solidifying role as main challenger in the East.
6. Real Salt Lake (4)
No excuses for a loss against Chivas USA.
7. Vancouver Whitecaps (7)
Can take Cascadia Cup with win in Seattle on Friday.
8. Columbus Crew (9)
Hard-fought loss v. Revs nothing to be ashamed of.
9. Portland Timbers (11)
Still alive for final playoff berth in the West.
10. Sporting Kansas City (8)
Time is running out to steady the ship.
11. New York Red Bulls (10)
Behind-the-scenes drama overshadowed Houston win.
12. Toronto FC (12)
Massive week (v. Houston, at New York) ahead.
13. Philadelphia Union (13)
Columbus match Saturday is Philly’s last chance.
14. Houston Dynamo (14)
Still not totally out of the hunt.
15. San Jose Earthquakes (15)
Long since out of the hunt.
16. Chicago Fire (16)
Far too many draws, far too few wins.
17. Colorado Rapids (17)
Hey, at least Chivas is on tap this weekend.
18. Chivas USA (19)
Deserve credit for that massive RSL upset.
19. Montreal Impact (18)
Bottom in points, bottom of the rankings.

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