Joshua Mayers’ power rankings
Last week’s rankings in parentheses
Rank Team Comment
1 (1) Real Salt Lake Enters Week 7 as the lone undefeated team in MLS, even with only two wins (2-0-4)
2 (5) L.A. Galaxy Has to play the Whitecaps back-to-back in another instance of unfortunate scheduling
3 (2) FC Dallas Fitness concerns? One Sounder said FCD players weren’t able to keep up in the second half
4 (3) Sporting KC Suffered a loss over the bye week with news that Ike Opara needs season-ending surgery
5 (7) Colorado Edson Buddle scored career goal No. 99 to lead the Rapids over the shorthanded Reds
6 (4) Toronto FC It felt like old TFC over the weekend without stars Michael Bradley and Jermain Defoe
7 (6) Columbus Escaped San Jose with a tie, but flopper Giancarlo Gonzalez left his dignity at Buck Shaw
8 (9) Sounders FC Clint Dempsey has been involved in eight of the team’s nine goals scored in his games
9 (8) Vancouver No team has quite the disparity between goals per game at home (2.33), on road (0.33)
10 (11) Philadelphia Andrew Wenger made a nice impression in his debut with a Goal of the Week nomination
11 (10) Houston Two early W’s are quickly forgotten amid three straight losses, its worst run since 2010
12 (12) Portland At 0-2-4, Sounders fans are getting a kick out of
13 (14) Chicago Quincy Amarikwa’s seven points (3G, 1A) already a career best after just five games
14 (15) Chivas USA Hosts Seattle this weekend having not won in the series since ‘09, a woeful 0-7-4 drought
15 (17) D.C. United Backup goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra has two shutouts in two starts, tied for MLS lead
16 (18) New England Sputtering offense got a surprise goal from Kevin Alston, the first of his 123-game career
17 (13) N.Y. Red Bulls An 0-2-4 start is the third-slowest in league history for the Supporters’ Shield holder
18 (16) San Jose Chris Wondolowski already has three goals, but his teammates have combined for just two
19 (19) Montreal Three straight ties is progress from an 0-3 start, but wins are needed for upward movement