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October 15, 2014 at 9:02 AM

Matt Pentz’ MLS power rankings, 10/15

The playoff picture comes into clear view in this version of the weekly MLS power rankings.

Last week’s ranking in parentheses

1. L.A. Galaxy (1)
Missed golden opportunity to take league lead.
2. Seattle Sounders (2)
Can clinch Shield in L.A. this weekend.
3. F.C. Dallas (3)
Looming as a postseason spoiler.
4. D.C. United (4)
Running away with the Eastern Conference.
5. Real Salt Lake (6)
Faces a desperate Portland team on Friday.
6. New England Revolution (5)
Draw in Montreal slows momentum.
7. Vancouver Whitecaps (7)
Upset of Seattle has ‘Caps on verge of playoffs.
8. Columbus Crew (8)
Came from 2-0 down to all but eliminate Philly.
9. Sporting Kansas City (10)
Defending champs show a bit of life.
10. New York Red Bulls (11)
Can still force its way out of the play-in game.
11. Portland Timbers (9)
Needs some help to catch Vancouver.
12. Toronto FC (12)
Needs a whole lot of help to catch Columbus.
13. Houston Dynamo (14)
Too little, too late.
14. Philadelphia Union (13)
Crew gut punch completes late-season stumble.
15. San Jose Earthquakes (15)
Could make for a trap game v. Vancouver Saturday.
16. Chicago Fire (16)
One win out of 10 games down the stretch.
17. Chivas USA (18)
Break up the Goats! Two straight wins for Chivas.
18. Montreal Impact (19)
2015 can’t come soon enough.
19. Colorado Rapids (17)
The collapse is long since complete.

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