Joshua Mayers’ power rankings
Last week’s rankings in parentheses
Rank Team Comment
Sounders FC Sunday’s visit of East-leading New York will be a huge game for a third straight week
2 (3) N.Y. Red Bulls Thierry Henry, Jamison Olave aren’t expected to play, however, due to the artificial turf
3 (2) Real Salt Lake A report came out that expansion New York City FC is courting its coach, Jason Kreis
4 (7) Sporting K.C. CJ Sapong’s last three goals have been headers, including two in a win over Toronto FC
5 (4) L.A. Galaxy Has a little work to do to clinch a playoff berth, but did last year, too, and won MLS Cup
6 (8) Portland Team’s owner has taken pride that five players could score eight or more goals this season
7 (5) Montreal Two home losses in a row means the second-year franchise has gone 2-7-7 since June 1
8 (6) Colorado Boasts a lot of young talent, but how much will inexperience affect the stretch run?
9 (11) New England Diego Fagundez, 19, is the first teenager in MLS history to reach double-digit goals (11)
10 (12) Houston Former A-League Sounder Brian Ching formally announced he will retire at end of season
11 (13) San Jose Steven Lenhart, brother-in-law of Seattle’s Adam Moffat, scored twice in a big win vs. RSL
12 (10) FC Dallas Back-to-back defeats has turned a home game vs. the Crew into essentially a “must win”
13 (15) Vancouver Camilo scored two versus the Impact and will need to stay hot to get his team in playoffs
14 (16) Columbus Dominic Oduro celebrated a goal by grabbing pizza slice, taking a bite, giving rest to a fan
15 (9) Chicago Lost 3-0 to go to 1-2-2 in its last five games, but still just a point out of a playoff position
16 (14) Philadelphia Jack McInerney scored 10 goals in his first 14 games, but he’s been shut out in his past 12
17 (17) Chivas USA Has allowed 54 goals, nearly twice as many as the league’s best: Seattle/Kansas City (28)
18 (18) Toronto FC Man. United youth product Richard Eckersley looks to be too pricey to bring back in 2014
19 (19) D.C. United Set to rest its starters in MLS this weekend to best prepare for the Open Cup final on Oct. 1
Joshua Mayers’ power rankings
Last week’s rankings in parentheses
Rank Team Comment
Sounders FC Sunday’s visit of East-leading New York will be a huge game for a third straight week
2 (3) N.Y. Red Bulls Thierry Henry, Jamison Olave aren’t expected to play, however, due to the artificial turf
3 (2) Real Salt Lake A report came out that expansion New York City FC is courting its coach, Jason Kreis
4 (7) Sporting K.C. CJ Sapong’s last three goals have been headers, including two in a win over Toronto FC
5 (4) L.A. Galaxy Has a little work to do to clinch a playoff berth, but did last year, too, and won MLS Cup
6 (8) Portland Team’s owner has taken pride that five players could score eight or more goals this season
7 (5) Montreal Two home losses in a row means the second-year franchise has gone 2-7-7 since June 1
8 (6) Colorado Boasts a lot of young talent, but how much will inexperience affect the stretch run?
9 (11) New England Diego Fagundez, 19, is the first teenager in MLS history to reach double-digit goals (11)
10 (12) Houston Former A-League Sounder Brian Ching formally announced he will retire at end of season
11 (13) San Jose Steven Lenhart, brother-in-law of Seattle’s Adam Moffat, scored twice in a big win vs. RSL
12 (10) FC Dallas Back-to-back defeats has turned a home game vs. the Crew into essentially a “must win”
13 (15) Vancouver Camilo scored two versus the Impact and will need to stay hot to get his team in playoffs
14 (16) Columbus Dominic Oduro celebrated a goal by grabbing pizza slice, taking a bite, giving rest to a fan
15 (9) Chicago Lost 3-0 to go to 1-2-2 in its last five games, but still just a point out of a playoff position
16 (14) Philadelphia Jack McInerney scored 10 goals in his first 14 games, but he’s been shut out in his past 12
17 (17) Chivas USA Has allowed 54 goals, nearly twice as many as the league’s best: Seattle/Kansas City (28)
18 (18) Toronto FC Man. United youth product Richard Eckersley looks to be too pricey to bring back in 2014
19 (19) D.C. United Set to rest its starters in MLS this weekend to best prepare for the Open Cup final on Oct. 1