Joshua Mayers’ power rankings
|Joshua Mayers’ power rankings
|Last week’s rankings in parentheses
||Real Salt Lake
||Holds off charging Seattle for the top spot due to a pair of convincing wins head-to-head.
||No better chance to stake its claim as best in MLS than by beating RSL at home Friday.
||Another team hit hard by USMNT call-ups with Landon Donovan, Omar Gonzalez.
||Marco Di Vaio named Player of the Week again after his league-leading 16th, 17th goals.
||NY Red Bulls
||Three of its next four are home, but the other is a long Sept. 29 trip to CenturyLink Field.
||Dom Dwyer scored 22 goals on loan with third-tier Orlando City; can it translate to MLS?
||Will Johnson scored in his first game back from shoulder injury, a 4-0 win vs. Toronto.
||Edson Buddle was the hero against his former team, netting a crucial winner against LA.
||Jair Benitez scored one of the goals of the year, a perfect chip from just inside midfield.
||Diego Fagundez might not shoot his age, but 10 goals for an 18-year-old is pretty amazing.
||Unbeaten in its past 13 games at home, best this year in MLS, including six wins in a row.
||Has been outscored 6-1 in its past four games, but has somehow managed two points.
||Trade with L.A. for Mike Magee has been lopsided: Magee (9G, 3A), Robbie Rogers (1A).
||Has gone 0-3-1 since big win against Seattle, having been outscored a ridiculous 12-2.
||Picked the wrong time for a four-game winless streak; playoff hopes are dwindling.
||Put on a party for USA-Mexico in World Cup qualifying, but it hasn’t been as fun in MLS.
||Would be first in the West eliminated from playoff contention with a loss or tie this week.
||Raised eyebrows by trading Maximiliano Urruti to Portland just 24 days after signing him.
||Crazy to think the team still has a chance at a major trophy in the Open Cup final Oct. 1.