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Joshua Mayers’ MLS power rankings
Team (prev. rank) Comment
1. Real Salt Lake (1) No surprise to see Rimando, Olave, Beckerham among the top vote-getters for All-Star Game.
2. N.Y. Red Bulls (2) Will forward Kenny Cooper, who has goals in four consecutive games, stay hot after the break?
3. D.C. United (3) Three-game winning streak is the team’s longest since a four-game run in June 2008.
4. Sporting K.C. (4) The only team in the Eastern Conf. that has fewer goals allowed (10) than games played (12).
5. San Jose (5) Gets a bye this weekend, but will close the month with four games in 11 days.
6. Sounders FC (6) Trip this weekend to Montreal will be sure to bring back opinions on the big preseason trade.
7. Vancouver (8) Watch out. Top draft pick Darren Mattocks found his scoring form with two goals vs. Houston.
8. Columbus (9) Heads to New England with a 7-2-1 advantage head-to-head since October 2006.
9. Colorado (10) Locked up another veteran, this time defender Drew Moor, to a multiyear contract extension.
10. Houston (7) Could clinch a fifth series victory in seven years against rival Dallas this weekend.
11. Chivas USA (12) The only team in the league that doesn’t have a player with more than two goals.
12. New England (14) An impressive 4-1-1 at Gillette Stadium this year, and four of the next five games are at home.
13. Portland (13) How will the team respond after a humiliating defeat against amateur Cal FC in the Open Cup?
14. Chicago (11) Few would’ve guessed rookie defender Austin Berry would be one of the team’s top scorers.
15. Montreal (15) Final days leading into this weekend’s unveiling of the new Saputo Stadium could be frantic.
16. L.A. Galaxy (16) The last defending champ that didn’t make the playoffs was, in fact, the 2006 Galaxy.
17. FC Dallas (17) Woes of a nine-game winless streak in MLS were compounded by an early Open Cup exit.
18. Toronto FC (18) The Paul Mariner era as coach begins with a tough road test at Sporting K.C.
19. Philadelphia (19) Sent former No. 1 choice Danny Mwanga to the Timbers in yet another eye-catching trade.
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