Joshua Mayers' MLS power rankings
Rankings run each Wednesday during the regular season.
Team (prev.) Comment
1 L.A. Galaxy (1) Has allowed four goals in the final 10 minutes of games, conceding a total of seven points.
2 Philadelphia (3) Continues to grind out quality results, but five of the next seven games are on the road.
3 FC Dallas (2) Allowed four goals at home to K.C. Allowed that many in its previous nine games combined.
4 N.Y. Red Bulls (6) Watch out. Superstar forward Thierry Henry (seven goals, three assists) is starting to heat up.
5 Real Salt Lake (4) Argentine forward Fabian Espindola is seemingly the only one keeping this team afloat.
6 Sounders FC (5) It's been 623 minutes since a forward has scored, dating seven games to May 7.
7 San Jose (8) Hat-trick hero Steven Lenhart earned MLS Player of the Week after a 4-2 road win in D.C.
8 Colorado (7) The run of consecutive ties is mercifully over at six after winning late in Portland.
9 Columbus (12) Big midweek win was followed up with a punchless home loss to Chicago (0 shots on goal).
10 D.C. United (9) Hopes to break a five-game road losing streak to RSL. Outscored 13-3 in those games.
11 Chivas USA (10) Marcos Mondaini has scored in both games since returning from a four-game suspension.
12 Houston (14) Ended a seven-game winless streak with a crucial 2-1 victory against Chivas USA at home.
13 Portland (11) Has lost two in a row at home after starting out an unbeatable 5-0 at Jeld-Wen Field.
14 Sporting K.C. (15) Home opener was a scoreless snoozer, but exploded for four goals to beat FCD on the road.
15 New England (13) 11 goals scored is by far a league low. Only Shalrie Joseph (4) has more than one.
16 Chicago (17) Defense has earned three straight shutouts, but the offense has just one goal in that span.
17 Toronto FC (16) Last-minute goal by Alan Gordon had to feel nice against the L.A. Galaxy, his former team.
18 Vancouver (18) Hassli's wonderstrike might earn MLS Goal of the Year, but the winless streak is now at 14.