Matt Pentz’s MLS power rankings
Last week’s rankings in parentheses
Rank Team Comment
1 (1) Sounders FC Portland trip looks to have rejuvenated the Supporter’s Shield leaders.
2 (4) FC Dallas Hard to imagine more impressive win than scoring two goals while a man down against RSL.
3 (6) D.C. United A 3-0 rout to depose the leaders of the East in their own house is worth leap in the rankings.
4. (3) Real Salt Lake Frustrating night in Frisco written off as more of a matchup problem than anything else.
5. (5) L.A. Galaxy The league game of the week comes early when the Galaxy plays host to red-hot DCU.
6. (2) Sporting K.C. A 3-0 loss to be deposed atop the East in your own house is worth a big drop in the rankings.
7. (8) Toronto FC The gap between spots six and seven is a chasm: Toronto draws with Chicago yet moves up.
8. (11) Columbus I was just underwhelmed by the Crew until a scorching past few weeks.
9. (7) Vancouver Fight between sleepers for final postseason berth in West has become a battle of attrition.
10. (10) N.Y. Red Bulls Fightin’ Thierry Henrys took the expected three points for their home match vs. Montreal.
11. (9) Portland One last chance in Vancouver this weekend to breathe life into fledging playoff hopes.
12. (13) Philadelphia Beating San Jose at home is one thing. Do the same vs. Toronto and we’ll talk.
13. (16) New England Nothing like adding the missing piece (Jermaine Jones) to your midfield via blind draw.
14. (12) Colorado Seemed on way to a statement win until second-half Galaxy rally continued free fall.
15. (14) San Jose Credit to San Jose’s discipline and threat on the counter to squeeze a point from Seattle trip.
16. (15) Houston Two wins out of four is good start. Two losses out of four won’t cut it when so far behind.
17. (17) Chicago The jilted party in the Jones saga, losing out on a potential franchise player.
18. (18) Chivas USA The last five results – L-L-L-D-L – tells you all you need to know about another lost summer.
19. (19) Montreal Montreal only club averaging less than a point per match, and at 0.7, it’s not even close.