Joshua Mayers' MLS power rankings Rankings run each Wednesday during the regular season. Team (prev.) Comment 1 Real Salt Lake (1) All eyes...

Joshua Mayers’ MLS power rankings
Rankings run each Wednesday during the regular season.
Team (prev.) Comment
1 Real Salt Lake (1) All eyes around MLS are on the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final on Wed.
2 L.A. Galaxy (3) Managed four points out of two games last week, severely shorthanded without Donovan.
3 Colorado Rapids (2) Have lost two in a row, but Friday return home, where they’ve outscored opponents 7-2.
4 Phila. Union (4) The assignment is easy for the bye week: find a way to score more than one goal a game.
5 N.Y. Red Bulls (5) Thierry Henry silenced his growing critics with a big game in a 3-0 win against San Jose.
6 Houston (11) Back-to-back wins and some new signings have brought excitement to Dom Kinnear’s side.
7 Columbus Crew (14) A shutout streak of 373 minutes (four straight clean sheets) is one short of the club record.
8 Sounders FC (9) A four-game winless streak turned quickly into a four-game unbeaten streak. Time to win.
9 D.C. United (15) Charlie Davies continues a storybook comeback with his league-leading fifth goal Saturday.
10 Portland (18) Couldn’t have scripted a better home-opening weekend with two uplifting wins.
11 S.J. Earthquakes (6) One of only two MLS teams (with Chivas USA) that’s winless at home, at 0-1-2.
12 Sporting K.C. (7) 40 percent into a 10-game road trip as they wait for the new stadium to open. Can’t be easy.
13 Vancouver (13) DP Eric Hassli avoided a red card over the weekend. Considering his antics, that’s a success.
14 N.E. Revolution (12) Have played three home games and haven’t cracked 28,000 in total attendance.
15 Chicago Fire (8) Three straight losses have taken the shine out of early success. Can’t win without defense.
16 FC Dallas (10) Don’t blame reigning MVP David Ferreira (three goals, one assist) for a slow start.
17 Toronto FC (16) Humiliated in a 3-0 defeat to D.C. Next up? Columbus, an opponent TFC has never beaten.
18 Chivas USA (17) The only winless team left. Will it regret passing on USMNT midfielder Benny Feilhaber?