RSL jumps to the top spot after an impressive victory over the Galaxy. Most surprising result of the week was San Jose's 2-0 victory in Dallas. Accordingly, the Earthquakes were the biggest risers and FC Dallas dropped the most as last year's runner-ups continue to struggle at home. The Whitecaps dropped 3 spots after losing their first game on the road in Philadelphia.
Last Week's Ranking in Parentheses.
1. Real Salt Lake (4)
Last Week: 4-1 Win vs Los Angeles Galaxy
Next Week: No Match
2. Colorado Rapids (2)
Last Week: 1-0 Win at Chivas USA
Next Week: Apr 3 vs DC United
Defending Champions remain undefeated as they beat on another bottom feeder.
3. New York Red Bulls (3)
Last Week: 0-0 Draw at Columbus Crew
Next Week: Apr 2 vs Houston Dynamo
Missing 6 starters and playing a 3rd string goalie, NY was able grind out a goalless draw.
4. Los Angeles Galaxy (1)
Last Week: 4-1 Loss at Real Salt Lake
Next Week: Apr 2 vs Philadelphia Union
While they were missing Donovan, the Galaxy had enough to at least stay close to RSL
5. Philadelphia Union (10)
Last Week: 1-0 Win vs Vancouver Whitecaps
Next Week: Apr 2 at LA Galaxy
The defense has improved since last year as the Union have posted back to back cleansheets.
6. San Jose Earthquakes (11)
Last Week: 2-0 Win at FC Dallas
Next Week: Apr 2 vs Seattle Sounders
Wondolowski continues his scoring as San Jose go into Dallas and defeat last year’s runners up.
7. Sporting Kansas City (5)
Last Week: 3-2 Loss at Chicago Fire
Next Week: Apr 2 at Vancouver Whitecaps
SKC lose their DP early to a red card but almost complete a comeback as they lose to Chicago.
8. Seattle Sounders (7)
Last Week: 1-1 Draw vs Houston Dynamo
Next Week: Apr 2 at San Jose Earthquakes
The Sounders controlled the game but were not able to finish and escaped with a point at home.
9. Chicago Fire (13)
Last Week: 3-2 Win vs Sporting Kansas City
Next Week: No Match
The Fire are surprising some as they beat an under manned SKC team at home.
10. DC United (8)
Last Week: 2-1 Loss at New England Revolution
Next Week: Apr 3 at Colorado Rapids
Charlie Davies continues the comeback but the team falls to the Revolution on the road.
11. FC Dallas (6)
Last Week: 2-0 Loss vs San Jose Earthquakes
Next Week: Apr 1 at Columbus Crew
The defending Western champs have only got one point out of six from their first two at home.
12. Vancouver Whitecaps (9)
Last Week: 1-0 Loss at Philadelphia Union
Next Week: Apr 2 vs Sporting Kansas City
Shorthanded Caps held on for 76 minutes before allowing single goal in their first match on road.
13. New England Revolution (14)
Last Week: 2-1 Win vs DC United
Next Week: Apr 2 vs Portland Timbers
Thought to be worst team by experts Revolution are undefeated early in the season.
14. Houston Dynamo (12)
Last Week: 1-1 Draw at Seattle Sounders
Next Week: Apr 2 at New York Red Bulls
The Dynamo were dominated by the Sounders and were lucky to escape with draw.
15. Toronto FC (18)
Last Week: 2-0 Win vs Portland Timbers
Next Week: Apr 2 vs Chivas USA
TFC bounced back with an impressive win and the team showed signs that new system will work.
16. Chivas USA (15)
Last Week: 1-0 Loss vs Colorado Rapids
Next Week: Apr 2 at Toronto FC
Chivas have now lost first two games at home to SKC and now the defending champs.
17. Columbus Crew (16)
Last Week: 0-0 Draw vs New York Red Bulls
Next Week: Apr 1 vs FC Dallas
The Crew were unable to score against a NY team that were missing up to six starters.
18. Portland Timbers (17)
Last Week: 2-0 Loss at Toronto FC
Next Week: Apr 2 at New England Revolution
The Timbers are struggling to score as they lose first two on the road.