Joshua Mayers’ power rankings
Last week’s rankings in parentheses
Rank Team Comment
1 (2) Sounders FC Any doubters left? Seattle is the near-consensus No. 1 after a convincing win vs. RSL
2 (1) Real Salt Lake Nick Rimando empathized with another C-Link victim, tweeting: “I feel you @49ers”
3 (5) N.Y. Red Bulls Thierry Henry has scored in two straight after being benched; team is up to first in East
4 (3) L.A. Galaxy Held to a tie against last-place D.C., plus Donovan and DeLaGarza are banged up
5 (4) Montreal Marco Di Vaio got his league-leading 18th goal, though it came in an upset loss to Crew
6 (8) Colorado Nathan Sturgis is having a good year but making 25% as much as his NFL kicking brother
7 (6) Sporting K.C. Jimmy Nielsen has league-best 0.96 goals-against avg., tied for MLS lead with 10 shutouts
8 (7) Portland Road winless streak is up to eight games after settling for a tie against lowly Chivas USA
9 (13) Chicago Has the league’s best win pct. when leading at the half (.917) and losing at the half (.417)
10 (9) FC Dallas Went 8-2-4 in its first 14 games of the year; Rapids loss dropped them to 2-6-6 in last 14
11 (10) New England Federal Way’s Kelyn Rowe is red-hot with either a goal or assist in his last five games
12 (14) Houston Has scored 34 percent of its goals this season (11 of 32) in the final 15 minutes of games
13 (11) San Jose Improved its home unbeaten streak to 14 games, but really needed to beat the Whitecaps
14 (12) Philadelphia Michael Lahoud returned to Sierra Leone after 21 years to play a World Cup qualifier
15 (15) Vancouver Jay DeMerit is back for the first time since an Achilles’ rupture eight minutes into the year
16 (16) Columbus Kept its playoff hopes alive, just barely, with a big win on the road against the Impact
17 (17) Chivas USA Late-season spoiler has taken points from Portland, Vancouver and N.Y. in recent weeks
18 (18) Toronto FC Joined in 2007, but could end this year as the only team to have never made the playoffs
19 (19) D.C. United Never would’ve thought DeRo, Pontius would have only five combined goals at this point