Joshua Mayers' MLS power rankings Rankings will run Wednesdays during the regular season Team (prev. rank) Comment 1. FC Dallas (1) Heads...

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Joshua Mayers’ MLS power rankings
Rankings will run Wednesdays during the regular season
Team (prev. rank) Comment
1. FC Dallas (1) Heads to Seattle on a nine-game unbeaten run, tied for second-longest in team history
2. Portland (6) The resurgent Rodney Wallace has three goals already; he had three from 2010 to 2012
3. N.Y. Red Bulls (7) Thierry Henry produced a Goal of the Year nominee with a bicycle kick against the Impact
4. Montreal (3) Had help from the refs to get to 6-2-2, but didn’t get six wins until game 20 last year
5. Sporting K.C. (4) Aurelien Collin was the goat in a loss to Seattle but the hero in a big road win vs. the Dynamo
6. Houston (2) Lost at home for the first time in 36 games, an MLS record, dating to June 18, 2011
7. L.A. Galaxy (5) Sorry loss to Whitecaps at least saw the first goal of homegrown product Gyasi Zardes
8. Real Salt Lake (8) GK Nick Rimando has faced three PKs already this season, and saved two of them
9. Philadelphia (10) Jack McInerney is up to seven goals, more than the Fire (6), Revs (6) and D.C. (5)
10. Colorado (11) Edson Buddle escaped a red card vs. the Crew and scored his second goal in two games
11. Sounders FC (16) Two-win week, four-goal rout had more than Obafemi Martins wanting to do backflips
12. Columbus (9) Goals, anyone? 225 minutes without a goal is the longest active drought in the league
13. San Jose (12) Allowed four goals in Seattle, hadn’t done that since a 4-0 loss at RSL on July 23, 2011
14. Vancouver (17) Rising star Russell Teibert helped end what was nearly a two-month winless slump
15. Chivas USA (13) Three-goal loss was embarrassing, but not as much as Mario de Luna shoving a ball boy
16. New England (15) GK Bobby Shuttleworth has been a bright spot, and there haven’t been many in a 1-4-4 run
17. Chicago (14) June could be a rebound month with three straight at home, but heads to Philly, RSL first
18. Toronto FC (18) Top exec Kevin Payne has hinted at DP signings, and they can’t come soon enough
19. D.C. United (19) Seven-game losing streak is nearing historic ineptitude; the league record is 12 in a row
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