Joshua Mayers’ power rankings
|Joshua Mayers’ power rankings
|Last week’s rankings in parentheses
||Jumps to No. 1 over still-unbeaten RSL due to five straight wins, 6-0-1 unbeaten streak.
||Real Salt Lake
||Heads to Seattle for Best in the West showdown, though stars are gone for both teams.
||A road point wasn’t all that bad missing five starters to injury, illness, international duty.
||Probably deserved better vs. Seattle, but also had its own finishing to blame in 2-2 tie.
||Dealt a brutal blow: Chance Myers (ruptured Achilles) out for the rest of the season.
||Players responded to coach’s halftime rant with three second-half goals in 4-1 home win.
||Big news last week: Mayor announced $300 million deal in place for new stadium.
||Landon Donovan has become MLS’s all-time leading scorer with 136 goals.
||Coach Ryan Nelsen wasn’t shy about criticizing ref Baldomero Toledo for red card, PK calls.
||Winless streak has reached seven (0-5-2), but earning a point at RSL is something.
||Two games, two losses, no goals and Mark Sherrod tore his ACL — that’s a bad week.
||Add defender Clarence Goodson to list of unhappy snubs from the U.S. World Cup roster.
||Got first win since March, and Gonzalo Higuain has factored into team’s past five goals.
||Was woefully short-handed, with five starters unavailable in a 2-0 loss in Columbus.
||NY Red Bulls
||Defense allowed 1.21 goals per game last year; it’s 1.62 this year heading into Tuesday.
||Maximiliano Urruti scored twice to lead the Timbers to the week’s only road win in MLS.
||Season might start to slip away if the Goats don’t capitalize on home games this week.
||Offense has scored four goals past two games; too bad the defense has allowed nine.
||Owner is promising changes on Twitter after dropping to 1-6-4 after another dreadful loss.