Joshua Mayers’ power rankings
|Joshua Mayers’ power rankings
|Last week’s rankings in parentheses
||Landon Donovan is nearing MLS’s career goals record, will reportedly sign a new deal.
||Real Salt Lake
||Scored seven goals in two games last week, essentially half D.C.’s production all season.
||Becomes the sixth team in a row to lose the week after going No. 1: the curse continues.
||Marco Di Vaio has taken the league lead with 15 goals after netting four in two games.
||Players throughout the league marveled at Sunday’s record of 67,385 at CenturyLink.
||Will a bye week cool off what has been one of the league’s hottest streaks at 5-0-4?
||NY Red Bulls
||Suffered one of the more stunning defeats in recent memory with a road loss at Chivas.
||Suddenly sinking in the East with four losses in five games, the past two by shutout.
||On a 4-1-1 run, but could have three starters suspended ahead of a clash with Galaxy.
||Federal Way’s Kelyn Rowe named player of the week for dazzling two-goal display.
||A 5-1 loss to the Revs was astonishingly the second time Union has conceded five.
||Win vs. KC came on the first goal from one of the league’s great names: Hunter Jumper.
||Coach gave it straight, saying Eric Hassli’s back pain would lessen if he lost weight.
||How’s your depth? Currently in a stretch of seven games in three weeks due to CCL.
||The cure for two shutout losses? Chivas USA, which has allowed a league-high 45 goals.
||Hosts Seattle on Saturday with star Federico Higuain suspended and having just lost 4-0.
||Three goals against New York were the most for the team in 21 games dating to March.
||A battle of East bottom-feeders (a 1-1 tie with D.C.) was deemed the “Relegation Bowl.”
||Could be the first team officially eliminated from playoff contention this weekend.