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Joshua Mayers’ power rankings
Last week’s rankings in parentheses
Rank Team Comment
1 (2) Houston A deserved No. 1? If not, who is? Tougher stretch begins at Vancouver this weekend
2 (1) Real Salt Lake Attack could take a hit with Joao Plata injured, Alvaro Saborio possibly facing suspension
3 (6) Toronto FC Couldn’t have asked for a better start with two wins in two games and the DPs producing
4 (3) Sporting KC Drops after an MLS win due to woeful showing in CCL, a 5-1 loss at Mexico’s Cruz Azul
5 (7) Sounders FC Four-game stretch against East teams continues Saturday at home vs. the upstart Crew
6 (9) Columbus One of the original 10 MLS franchises from 1996 is incredibly off to its first 2-0 start
7 (4) LA Galaxy The struggles of Omar Gonzalez could also be a concern for USMNT fans pre-World Cup
8 (8) Vancouver GK David Ousted picked up a road shutout at New England, Save of the Week nominee
9 (11) Colorado Amazingly, all three goals this year came via penalty kicks; that’ll help with a 1-0-1 start
10 (13) FC Dallas Sits first place in the West with seven points, but biggest test comes Saturday vs. Timbers
11 (5) Portland Ex-Sounder Andrew Weber will be the interim starter in goal with Donovan Ricketts out
12 (10) Philadelphia Leo Fernandes, a late choice in the 2013 draft, has had a great two weeks with goal, assist
13 (14) San Jose Surprisingly, the closest from MLS to reach the CCL semifinals (lost in PK shootout)
14 (12) NY Red Bulls Some comfort in a 0-1-2 start is they won the Supp. Shield after a 0-2-2 start last season
15 (15) Chivas USA Erick Torres has 10 goals in 18 games (three in three this year) since his MLS arrival
16 (16) Chicago Schedule could facilitate a run, facing the three lowest-ranked teams in next four games
17 (17) New England Still with no goals scored, but the return of star defender Jose Goncalves led to a shutout
18 (19) DC United Avert your eyes: this proud franchise’s record in its last 37 regular-season games is 3-26-8
19 (18) Montreal Marco Di Vaio can’t return from suspension quickly enough after Impact goes 0-3 to start
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