Joshua Mayers’ power rankings
Last week’s rankings in parentheses
Rank Team Comment
1 (2) Real Salt Lake The Jeff Cassar era is off to a strong start, and a fine 3-0 win vaults them back to the top
2 (6) Columbus Star Federico Higuain has an amazing 19 goals, 18 assists in 45 games for the Crew
3 (4) Sporting K.C. Dom Dwyer’s ferocious winner might as well have had flames coming off the back
4 (10) FC Dallas Welcome to the Mauro Diaz Show: The young Argentine was the breakout star of March
5 (8) Vancouver Attack is looking lethal with veteran Kenny Miller, speedy youngster Darren Mattocks
6 (1) Houston Limps home from Vancouver having to face 3-0-1 Dallas, then three straight on the road
7 (3) Toronto FC Back to reality: perfect start came to an abrupt end with a 3-0 thrashing in Salt Lake
8 (7) L.A. Galaxy Returns from a bye to face Chivas USA, having beaten its rival 10 of the last 12
9 (5) Sounders FC The best way to get over two losses in three games? Winning away at rival Portland
10 (9) Colorado Five PKs in three games is an MLS record; Vicente Sanchez (4 goals) isn’t complaining
11 (12) Philadelphia Vincent Nogueira scored his first goal, but ‘D’ couldn’t hold lead even with man advantage
12 (11) Portland Will have some comfort at 0-2-2 having won the West last season after an 0-1-3 start
13 (17) New England Season’s first goal was a gift of an own goal, but the second was a stoppage-time score
14 (15) Chivas USA Dan Kennedy showed he’s still among the MLS elite with jaw-dropping saves in N.Y.
15 (14) N.Y. Red Bulls Remains the early disappointment of the season after barely tying Chivas USA at home
16 (16) Chicago Ex-Sounder Jhon Kennedy Hurtado scored just his second MLS goal, his first since 2009
17 (13) San Jose The ’Quakes were beaten at their own game: a late goal, this one by Revs’ Lee Nguyen
18 (19) Montreal Marco Di Vaio’s return saw immediate reward as his shorthanded goal earned a road point
19 (18) D.C. United Pressure is starting to grow on Eddie Johnson, who is yet to open his account with D.C.