Matt Pentz’s MLS power rankings
|Matt Pentz’s MLS power rankings
|Last week’s rankings in parentheses
||Still topping table in points per game, but that gap is closing as quickly as the others did.
||4-1 victory over third-place Toronto shows just how in control of the East SKC is.
||Real Salt Lake
||The more Kyle Beckerman adjusts after World Cup, the stronger RSL becomes.
||Fabian Castillo is as dangerous as any attacker in the league when he’s in this kind of form.
||Games in hand don’t mean very much when they turn into three-goal defeats.
||Another week, another victory for a DCU team that looks to have staying power.
||A race as tight as the Western Conference is no place to be dropping points against Chivas.
||Nothing cools off a hot streak like a resounding road defeat to a fellow contender.
||Will it be too little, too late for Timbers? Match Sunday will help provide the answer.
||N.Y. Red Bulls
||They better have enjoyed that week off with a busy run of games coming up.
||Looked like world-beaters against the Galaxy, but consistency remains an open question.
||Four consecutive defeats, and now captain Drew Moor is out for season with a knee injury.
||Instead of knocking Houston out, Philly might have just let it back into the playoff hunt.
||See the Galaxy note: ’Quakes boast games in hand but are unlikely to take advantage.
||Recent surge is a start, but postseason slots still a long way off.
||The Charlie Davies comeback tour is keeping New England in the mix.
||Now it doesn’t even have the U.S. Open Cup to distract from a disappointing run.
||Keeping other teams’ playoff hopes alive since May. New England is up next.
||A 1-0 victory over Chicago broke a six-match losing streak.