Joshua Mayers' MLS power rankings
Team (prev.) Comment
1 L.A. Galaxy (1) MLS foes will be disappointed a 4-1 loss to Real Madrid won't count in the league standings.
2 Sounders FC (2) An 11-game unbeaten run in all competitions can't carry over to Man. United, can it?
3 FC Dallas (3) The return of captain Daniel Hernandez from a knee injury is a massive boost.
4 Philadelphia (5) Continue to lead the way in the East after a thorough 3-0 embarrassment of the Revs.
5 Real Salt Lake (4) The weekend's postponed game in Vancouver will only further clutter the schedule later on.
6 N.Y. Red Bulls (6) Could DP goalkeeper Frank Rost, a desperately needed signing, be the final piece?
7 Columbus (7) Chad Marshall, who leads one of the league's stingiest defenses, was an all-star snub.
8 Sporting K.C. (8) Will new DP Jeferson, a left-footed attacking midfielder from Brazil, spark the offense?
9 D.C. United (9) Davies' eight goals are one behind the league lead, but weren't worthy of an all-star nod.
10 Chivas USA (11) GK Dan Kennedy has been an unsung hero, with 56 saves and a 1.06 goals-against average.
11 Houston (12) Who predicted the Dynamo would have a league-high four all-stars? Not me.
12 San Jose (13) When Chris Wondolowski struggles (no goals since May 28), this team tumbles.
13 Colorado (10) Allowing four goals to Seattle is troubling, but not as much as losing Casey for 8-10 mos.
14 Portland (16) First road win of the season could be the needed spark to get back into the playoff picture.
15 Chicago (14) Not sure what's worse: having one win in the past 18 games or just one win at home
16 New England (15) Coach Steve Nicol and D Chris Tierney equated their play Sun. to that of schoolboys.
17 Toronto FC (17) Roster overhaul continues with a bevy of transactions. Desperation at its finest?
18 Vancouver (18) Temporary grass surface was deemed unplayable over the weekend. How embarrassing.