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