Joshua Mayers’ power rankings
|Joshua Mayers’ power rankings
|Last week’s rankings in parentheses
||N.Y. Red Bulls
||Tim Cahill scored the fastest MLS goal (8 seconds); Supporters’ Shield is just a win away
||Earned its first playoff berth this season, in the driver’s seat for West’s No. 1 seed
||Jimmy Nielsen has three consecutive shutouts to increase his two-year total to 28
||Real Salt Lake
||Six straight years in postseason is longest active streak in MLS (L.A, Seattle have 5)
||Will they get a present from the Sounders for help in clinching playoff berth?
||DP forward Gabriel Torres has caught fire and could be an X-factor down the stretch
||Matt Reis after Game 250: “Days like today you’re reminded of exactly how old you are.”
||MVP award might just go to Mike Magee (20 goals) if he gets the Fire in the postseason
||Not officially out of the playoff race, but needs to score at least 13 goals in its last game
||GK Marcus Hahnemann joked all the winning got boring: “We had to create some drama.”
||Sputtering with no goals in two games, but has the easiest final-week assignment: D.C.
||One of the world’s great defenders, Alessandro Nesta, will be retiring after the season
||Blowing a second-half lead to the Impact all but killed any chance of making the playoffs
||Coach Schellas Hyndman will resign after this year but will stay involved as a consultant
||Dominic Oduro got goal 13 (career high), though more attention is on the coaching search
||Showed some late improvement, but will it be enough for Martin Rennie to keep his job?
||Bettered last year’s record by three points; little consolation with 50-105-66 all-time mark
||Has allowed a league-worst 60 goals and unmercifully gets RSL/Portland to close the year
||At 3-23-7, needs to beat Houston to avoid being the first in MLS not to reach four wins