Joshua Mayers’ power rankings
|Joshua Mayers’ power rankings
|Last week’s rankings in parentheses
||Real Salt Lake
||Nick Rimando was the star of Week 1 with nine saves, late PK stop to clinch win at L.A.
||Newcomer Gaston Fernandez had a thriller late equalizer; too bad broadcast missed it
||Improved to 7-1-1 against K.C. and faces Toronto next with 6-1-1 head-to-head advantage
||Has no time to dwell on last-minute loss with CONCACAF Champions League coming up
||Funny to see Rob Friend (6 feet 5) embellish contact with Tony Beltran (5-8) to draw PK
||Coach said they might’ve played their best 30 min. ever racing to 3-0 lead against Revs
||Newcomers Sebastian Fernandez, Pedro Morales looked the real deal in thrashing of N.Y.
||Buildup to first of three goals might’ve been the prettiest passing sequence of the week
||N.Y. Red Bulls
||Looked helpless in Vancouver; are Thierry Henry and Jamison Olave that important?
||Still amazing the team waited until opening weekend to hire Pablo Mastroeni as coach
||Is the hype deserved? Perhaps the most improved team in the offseason heads to Seattle
||Seconds from a stunning road win in Portland but couldn’t hang on (still looked good)
||Young Mauro Diaz looks like one to watch after his picture-perfect free kick vs. Impact
||Perhaps unfair to drop Quakes three spots after a bye, but a lot of teams looked good
||The disappointment of the weekend, particularly on defense, after blowout loss in Houston
||Early assist leader in MLS: ex-Sounder Mauro Rosales, who had two in win over Fire
||Continued production of Benji Joya offers some optimism after losing to lowly Chivas
||The week’s best move might have been Justin Mapp’s assist, but ‘D’ was team’s undoing
||Supposed improvements didn’t immediately show — at all — in three-goal home loss