Joshua Mayers’ power rankings
|Joshua Mayers’ power rankings
|Last week’s rankings in parentheses
||Real Salt Lake
||Eleven games unbeaten is the best MLS start since rules on shootouts changed in 1999.
||Became third team in league history to score five or more goals in back-to-back games.
||Has the defense taken a step forward? The rested Whitecaps will serve as a stern test.
||Cascadia Cup holders can take first step to keeping the trophy Saturday vs. Sounders.
||Dreadful two-loss week also saw a debut to forget for young defender Erik Palmer-Brown.
||David Horst’s incredible clearance off the goal line has to be the Save of the Week winner.
||Eddie Johnson responded to his World Cup snub by scoring his first goal of the season.
||Losing to a rival stings worse when convinced it was aided by a blatant dive to get a PK.
||Tie at home against Chivas has to be considered progress after four straight losses.
||If failing to make England’s World Cup team lights a fire under Jermain Defore, watch out.
||Remains the league’s only team to have scored at least one goal in every game.
||NY Red Bulls
||Bradley Wright-Phillips has been so clinical that his crucial wide-open miss was shocking.
||Dead last in the West in points (9), but has played four fewer games than some teams.
||The look of bewilderment and awe on Jon Busch’s face after Oba Martins’ goal was epic.
||The winless streak is at eight, but Gonzalo Higuain added a fine goal to his highlight reel.
||The Bofo Experiment did not last long as the team parted ways with Adolfo Bautista.
||John Hackworth’s seat has to be getting hot after following up a needed win with 5-3 loss.
||Will Johnson said the team plays with the heart of lion but the brain of a goldfish at times.
||Canadian int’l Issey Nakajima-Farran used the hashtag “inhumane” when traded here.