Monday, May 23, 2011

MLS Power Rankings: Week 10

There was absolute no changes in the top six of the MLS with all the top teams earning a win or a draw in their weekend matches.  The maximum amount of spots either moving up or down in this week's rankings was two.  Portland and San Jose were the two biggest risers while New England, Chivas and Columbus dropped two spots.

1. Los Angeles Galaxy (1)
Record:  6W-2L-5D
Last Week: 1-0 Win at Chivas USA
Next Week:  May 25 vs Houston Dynamo, May 28 at New England Revolution
Galaxy maintain top spot after beating the Goats for LA bragging rights

2. Real Salt Lake (2)
Record: 5W-1L-2D
Last Week:  0-0 Draw at FC Dallas
Next Week:  May 28 vs Seattle Sounders
RSL survive weather and draw FC Dallas

3. New York Red Bulls (3)
Record:  4W-2L-4D
Last Week:  2-2 Draw at Houston Dynamo
Next Week:  May 28 at Vancouver Whitecaps
The Red Bulls continue road trip and may be without their Gold Cup stars in Vancouver

4. FC Dallas (4)
Record:  5W-3L-3D
Last Week:  0-0 Draw vs Real Salt Lake
Next Week:  May 25 at Seattle Sounders, May 28 at Houston Dynamo
After their scoreless draw with RSL at home FCD must play 2 on the road this week

5. Seattle Sounders (5)
Record:  4W-3L-5D
Last Week:  1-0 Win vs Sporting Kansas City
Next Week:  May 25 vs FC Dallas, May 28 at Real Salt Lake
Late goal saves Sounders from a home draw before facing two contenders this week

6. Philadelphia Union (6)
Record: 5W-3L-2D
Last Week:  2-1 Win vs Chicago Fire
Next Week:  May 28 at Toronto FC
Union look to prove something on the road after another home win

7. Colorado Rapids (8)
Record:  4W-3L-4D
Last Week:  0-0 Draw vs Toronto FC
Next Week:  May 25 at New York Red Bulls, May 28 vs Sporting Kansas City
Defending champs are struggling find ways to score with missing strikers

8. Portland Timbers (10)
Record:  5W-3L-2D
Last Week:  1-0 Win vs Columbus Crew
Next Week:  May 29 vs DC United
The Timbers are perfect on the road as try for 6 striaght wins

9. Columbus Crew (7)
Record:  3W-3L-4D
Last Week: 1-0 Loss at Portland Timbers
Next Week:  May 28 vs Chivas USA
Columbus has lost 2 straight on West coast as they return home to face Chivas

10. Houston Dynamo (11)
Record:  3W-3L-5D
Last Week:  2-2 Draw vs New York Red Bulls
Next Week:  May 25 at Los Angeles Galaxy, May 28 vs FC Dallas
It doesn’t get easier for Dynamo as they travel to LA and then return home to face state rivals

11. Chivas USA (9)
Record:  3W-4L-3D
Last Week:  1-0 Loss vs Los Angeles Galaxy
Next Week:  May 28 at Columbus Crew
Impressive streak ends with loss to city rivals, the LA Galaxy

12. San Jose Earthquakes (14)
Record:  3W-4L-3D
Last Week:  2-1 Win vs New England Revolution
Next Week:  May 28 at Chicago Fire
The Earthquakes are on 3 game unbeaten streak (2W,1D) but now travel east to face Fire

13. DC United (12)
Record:  3W-4L-3D
Last Week: No Match
Next Week:  May 29 at Portland Timbers
After a week off DCU will try to end Portland’s home winning streak

14. Toronto FC (15)
Record:  2W-4L-6D
Last Week: 0-0 Draw at Colorado Rapids
Next Week:  May 28 vs Philadelphia Union
TFC with an impressive road draw and now return home to face Union

15. New England Revolution (13)
Record:  3W-4L-4D
Last Week:  2-1 Loss at San Jose Earthquakes
Next Week:  May 28 vs Los Angeles Galaxy
The Revs are unable to solve their road woes with loss to Earthquakes

16. Vancouver Whitecaps (18)
Record:  1W-5L-5D
Last Week:  No Match
Next Week:  May 28 vs New York Red Bulls
After a weekday match in Toronto, the Caps return to face the top team in the east

17. Chicago Fire (16)
Record:  1W-5L-5D
Last Week:  2-1 Loss at Philadelphia Union
Next Week:  May 28 vs San Jose Earthquakes
The Fire have 5 losses and 4 draws in their last 9 games

18. Sporting Kansas City (17)
Record: 1W-6L-1D
Last Week:  1-0 Loss at Seattle Sounders
Next Week:  May 28 at Colorado Rapids
Another loss late in the game for much travelled SKC

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