Joshua Mayers' MLS power rankings
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1 FC Dallas (2) Four wins in last five allows Schellas Hyndman's team to leapfrog L.A. into the top spot.
2 L.A. Galaxy (1) Unbeaten in 11, but has only one win in its last five (1-0-4), including three scoreless ties.
3 Sounders FC (3) 32 points for the season equal NW rivals Portland (18) and Vancouver (14) combined.
4 Real Salt Lake (4) Had allowed just nine goals in 15 games before Monday's wild 3-3 tie against New England.
5 Philadelphia (5) Carlos Ruiz has netted big goals in consecutive games amid rumors he's leaving town.
6 Sporting K.C. (9) Surging up the standings with an eight-game league unbeaten streak (10 in all competitions).
7 N.Y. Red Bulls (7) Expected return of sparkplug forward Luke Rodgers could inject some needed energy.
8 San Jose (8) Huge gate at Stanford Stadium (A: 41,028) was ruined by allowing a late New York goal.
9 Columbus (6) The returns of Robbie Rogers and Danny O'Rourke were welcome sight over the weekend.
10 D.C. United (10) Late-game defense a sore spot: Eight goals allowed in final 15 minutes a league worst.
11 Colorado (11) Facing lowly Whitecaps could bring an end to a surprising six-game home winless streak.
12 Chivas USA (12) Defense earned three shutouts in first seven games. Has just one in 10 matches since.
13 Houston (13) Desperately need to rack up points in July, with three of the next four at home.
14 Chicago (15) Roughly 40 percent of MLS results this season have been ties. The Fire has 12 in 18 games.
15 Toronto FC (18) Had a great week beating Vancouver for the NCC championship and also in a league game.
16 Portland (14) Jeld-Wen Field a fortress no longer. Winless streak at six, including three losses at home.
17 New England (17) Accounted for almost 19 percent of its goals this season in 3-3 tie against RSL on Monday.
18 Vancouver (16) Defense has just one shutout in nine games. No team has lost more on the road (0-7-3).