Joshua Mayers' MLS power rankings Rankings will run Wednesdays during the regular season Team (prev. rank) Comment 1. N. Y. Red Bulls (1 (1...

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Joshua Mayers’ MLS power rankings
Rankings will run Wednesdays during the regular season
Team (prev. rank) Comment
1. N.Y. Red Bulls (1) Amazing that defender Jamison Olave (four goals) has outscored all but 10 MLS players
2. Portland (2) Closing in on No. 1 with a stellar 11-game unbeaten streak and just one loss all year
3. FC Dallas (3) Found a good one in Peruvian GK Raul Fernandez, who got his fifth shutout vs. San Jose
4. Montreal (4) Player of the Week Marco Di Vaio had an amazing hat trick in the first 32 min. Saturday
5. Sporting K.C. (5) Like Seattle, loses two stalwarts to the USMNT coming up in Graham Zusi, Matt Besler
6. L.A. Galaxy (9) Sunday was about two Robbies: Rogers made a pioneering debut, Keane had three goals
7. Real Salt Lake (6) Leading man Alvaro Saborio scored once again but may have aggravated a quad injury
8. Houston (8) Down two starting defenders in K.C., Gig Harbor’s Tally Hall had to make five saves
9. Colorado (11) Ex-Sounder Nathan Sturgis scored once in his first 84 games; he has twice in his last two
10. Sounders FC (7) What better way to get over a drubbing than with a quick turnaround for the Open Cup?
11. New England (13) Coach Jay Heaps had fun in a postgame news conference by answering a reporter’s phone
12. Columbus (12) Has scored twice as many goals on the road (10) than at home (five), strangely enough
13. Philadelphia (10) Sounders ‘D’ wasn’t the week’s worst as the Union allowed a whopping five to the Impact
14. Vancouver (15) Travel to Seattle for a June 8 game could be more difficult with the I-5 bridge collapse
15. San Jose (14) Wondo’s scoring rate (five goals on 56 shots) is less than half of that from his MVP year
16. Chicago (17) Picked up two key pieces for a turnaround last week in Mike Magee and Bakary Soumare
17. Chivas USA (16) Remember that 3-1-1 start? I don’t think anyone does amid this abysmal 0-6-1 stretch
18. Toronto FC (18) Local paper says it’s always “year zero” for the team that has won once in last 26 games
19. D.C. United (19) Ended a seven-game losing streak last week but started another with a 2-0 loss to Portland
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