Joshua Mayers’ power rankings
Last week’s rankings in parentheses
Rank Team Comment
1 (1) Portland Blistering pace has the Timbers with 30 points already; the team had 34 in all of 2012.
2 (2) Montreal Nearly flawless at home (6-0-1) while every other East team has at least two losses.
3 (3) Real Salt Lake Boast the only current three-game winning streak, also MLS’s best in the last 10 at 7-2-1.
4 (4) FC Dallas Walker Zimmerman didn’t make the U-20 World Cup but did score a late equalizer vs. KC.
5 (6) Sporting KC Winless in four (0-1-3) and Benny Feilhaber didn’t even travel for the last road game.
6 (10 LA Galaxy Just got Gonzalez and Keane back, but could soon lose Donovan for the Gold Cup.
7 (5) NY Red Bulls A report from France says 38-year-old DP Juninho won’t be returning in 2014.
8 (7) Sounders FC Time for a run? July is Seattle’s second-best month all-time (1.93 points-per-game average).
9 (9) New England Got bonus time with Jerry Bengston after an early return from the Honduran national team.
10 (13) Vancouver Boasts the Player of the Week yet again after Camilo’s two-goal, one-assist performance.
11 (14) Philadelphia Jack McInerney is finally getting help now, as Conor Casey has three goals in two games.
12 (16) Chicago Could be hard to find a more deserving MVP than Mike Magee if Fire makes the playoffs.
13 (8) Colorado Three straight losses has been a big blow in what will be a competitive race in the West.
14 (11) Columbus One of two teams that has scored more goals on the road (10) than at home (9).
15 (12) Houston MLS Cup finalist hasn’t won in six games, the team’s longest drought since 2011.
16 (15) San Jose Last year’s Supp. Shield winner would be last in the West were it not for lowly Chivas.
17 (17) Toronto FC The ship has steadied with three games unbeaten (1-0-2). Baby steps, it seems.
18 (19) D.C. United The club record 13-game winless streak is mercifully over! Previous win was March 9.
19 (18) Chivas USA How bad is it? Fans commissioned a skywriter to protest ownership during a game.