Joshua Mayers’ power rankings
|Joshua Mayers’ power rankings
|Last week’s rankings in parentheses
||Real Salt Lake
||Javier Morales hat trick has team unbeaten in 10 games; MLS record to start a season is 12.
||GK Eric Kronberg has fit in seamlessly as a starter with four shutouts in last five games.
||Diego Fagundez scored twice in 5-0 rout of Seattle, has MLS-record 19 goals as teenager.
||Character that has been lauded all year will be tested following the franchise’s worst loss.
||Seemingly has a wealth of young attacking talent; this time Erik Hurtado starred up front.
||Snowy conditions at home vs. a team from California looked to be a benefit — it wasn’t.
||Already has more wins (4) than last year (3), and just broke 21-game road winless drought.
||Four-straight L’s ties a team record; even worse, Hendry Thomas (leg) is out 6 to 8 weeks.
||Rookie Mark Sherrod made quite an impact in his first MLS start, scoring twice vs. RSL.
||N.Y. Red Bulls
||Bradley Wright-Phillips netted his second hat trick to take Golden Boot lead with 9 goals.
||Robbie Keane has five goals in six games, though Landon Donovan’s drought continues.
||Combination of losing streak and bye weeks has the hyped Reds winless since April 5.
||Could be without four starters Saturday in Seattle due to int’l call-ups and suspensions.
||Up-and-comer Harrison Shipp became just the league’s fourth rookie to net a hat trick.
||Offense has gone missing: No goals in 321 minutes is one of the longest droughts this year.
||Marvin Chavez, right after being traded from Rapids, torched his ex-team in 3-1 win.
||Made a move before the close of the transfer window, bringing in Nigerian Fanendo Adi.
||The franchise’s worst winless streak has reached nine games after third straight loss.
||Will be happy not to face K.C. again until July 12, having lost last two by 7-0 combined.