Joshua Mayers’ MLS power rankings
Last week’s rankings in parentheses
Rank Team Comment
1 (1) Portland The rich could get richer as the Timbers now hold the No. 1 spot in the allocation order
2 (3) Real Salt Lake Has won seven straight in all comps. but was hit especially hard by Gold Cup call-ups
3 (2) Montreal Hassoun Camara’s bicycle kick on his back has been dubbed by some a “tricycle kick“
4 (4) FC Dallas Fought back again for a dramatic tie, this time on a 97th-minute equalizer by Blas Perez
5 (5) Sporting K.C. Kei Kamara is heating up with three goals in his last two games, four in his last four
6 (7) N.Y. Red Bulls Fabian Espindola ended a nine-game scoring drought in a 2-0 win against the Dynamo
7 (6) L.A. Galaxy Stunningly lost after leading the 10-man Earthquakes in stoppage time — seriously
8 (8) Sounders FC Has allowed a league-low six goals in the second half, just two in the final 30’ of games
9 (10 Vancouver Camilo has scored in four straight games, tied for the longest active streak in the league
10 (9) New England Federal Way’s Kelyn Rowe has five goals, 10 assists in his first season and a half in MLS
11 (11) Philadelphia Sheanon Williams has either goal or assist in last three games — not bad for a defender
12(13) Colorado Nailed its top two draft picks: Deshorn Brown (4G, 4A), Dillon Powers (3G, 2A)
13 (12) Chicago In what seemed inevitable, injuries forced Arne Friedrich into retirement last month
14 (16) San Jose Signed USMNT defender Clarence Goodson after holding on to his rights since 2007
15 (14) Columbus DP Federico Higuain is under investigation for allegedly falsifying his passport
16 (15) Houston It’s getting ugly; Dynamo haven’t scored in 329 minutes, winless in seven games (0-4-3)
17 (17) Toronto FC Acquired a first-round pick in a trade with Chivas USA, which will surely be top three
18 (19) Chivas USA Some positive vibes are back after acquiring former U.S. captain Carlos Bocanegra
19 (18) D.C. United Averaging 0.47 goals a game, nearly half the rate of the next worst team (Toronto, 0.88)