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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…

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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…

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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….

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September 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Matt Pentz’s MLS power rankings, 9/24

Big wins from the Red Bulls and Timbers headline this week’s MLS power rankings. Last week’s ranking in parentheses 1. Seattle Sounders (1) Dallas the final test until mid-November. 2. L.A. Galaxy (2) Even on points, but having played one more match. 3. Real Salt Lake (3) Finally healthy, that strike force is something else. 4. F.C. Dallas (5) Wednesday will show whether it’s a…

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August 27, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Matt Pentz’s MLS power rankings, 8/27

Seattle keeps the top spot, but Dallas is coming on strong in this week’s edition of my MLS power rankings. Last week’s ranking in parentheses 1. Seattle Sounders (1) The Portland trip could have been the final nail in what had been a deflating stretch. Instead, it looks to have rejuvenated the Supporter’s Shield leaders. 2. F.C. Dallas (4) Hard…

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August 20, 2014 at 3:22 PM

Matt Pentz’ MLS power rankings, 8/20

Real Salt Lake is rising and the L.A. Galaxy tumbling in this week’s league power rankings. Last week’s ranking in parentheses 1. Seattle Sounders (1) Still topping table in points per game, but that gap is closing as quickly as the others did. 2. Sporting Kansas City (2) 4-1 victory over third-place Toronto shows just how in control of…

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August 13, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Matt Pentz’s MLS power rankings, 8/13

Two-and-a-half weeks into the gig seems like an appropriate milestone to start ramping up what will become regular features on the Sounders FC blog. Coming Friday is my weekend preview, touching on the games to watch from leagues all over the world. Wednesday will bring my weekly Major League Soccer power rankings. Here is the first edition: 1. Seattle…

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June 12, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Week 14 in MLS: Alan Hinton’s power rankings, plus some World Cup thoughts

In a weekly feature, 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. This week is special as he included some notes on the World Cup.

Here was Hinton’s Week 13 post. Posted below is his latest offering, including power rankings:

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