Joshua Mayers' MLS power rankings
Team (prev.) Comment
1 L.A. Galaxy (2) No MLS action this week, but has an Open Cup game in Seattle Wed. and a friendly Saturday
2 Sounders FC (3) Eight games unbeaten (5-0-3) and will play a rare home game on grass Saturday vs. Colorado
3 FC Dallas (1) A stay at the top spot in the rankings was short-lived after a 2-0 road loss to Salt Lake
4 Real Salt Lake (4) Win against Dallas was tainted by Alvaro Saborio's postgame antics after being subbed out
5 Philadelphia (5) Curiously traded away Jordan Harvey, a reliable left back, but still got another shutout vs. S.J.
6 N.Y. Red Bulls (7) Started last week with a dominant 5-0 win vs. TFC, but couldn't back it up, losing 1-0 to D.C.
7 Columbus (9) Kudos to Jeff Cunningham, who tied the MLS record for career goals (133), against Vancouver
8 Sporting K.C. (6) Kept 10-game unbeaten streak alive, just barely, with a stoppage-time equalizer vs. Chivas
9 D.C. United (10) Revenge was sweet for Dwayne De Rosario, scoring the lone goal against his former N.Y. team
10 Colorado (11) Conor Casey is keeping his team afloat, with six goals in his past seven games since May 28
11 Chivas USA (12) Nick LaBrocca has six goals this season; he had just five after the first four years of his career
12 Houston (13) Defense is finally catching up with the offense with back-to-back shutouts for the first time
13 San Jose (8) Time for Wondolowski to step up again. Team has been shut out four times in five games
14 Chicago (14) Had a bizarre eight-game unbeaten streak (which included seven ties) end in defeat to L.A.
15 New England (17) Bye week treats Revs well as a pair of other teams tumble. Three of next four are on the road
16 Portland (16) Loyal support could be tested if the first-year club, on an 0-6-1 run, doesn't figure things out
17 Toronto FC (15) Outscored 7-0 last week in two games. How much can new DPs Frings and Koevermans help?
18 Vancouver (18) Expansion team continues to hit new lows with a season-worst four-game losing streak