Tuesday, June 28, 2011

MLS Power Rankings: Week 15

The Seattle Sounders may be the hottest team in the league on a three game winning streak but its very hard to unseat a team that earned a road point without Donovan or Beckham.  Then during the game lost their starting goalkeeper to injury, their backup to a red card and played the second half with a man down and a 5'9" forward Mike Magee in goal.  No major risers this week with Sporting KC rising two spots while New York fell three spots after a loss and draw this past week.

1. Los Angeles Galaxy (1)
Record:  9W-2L-8D
Last Week: 0-0 Draw at San Jose Earthquakes
Next Week:  July 4 vs Seattle Sounders
No Donovan, Beckham and no goalkeeper for a half and Galaxy still earn a point.
2. Seattle Sounders (3)
Record:  8W-4L-7D
Last Week:  4-2 Win vs New York Red Bulls, 2-1 Win vs New England Revolution
Next Week:  July 4 at Los Angeles Galaxy
Hottest team in MLS try to avenge opening day loss to LA

3. Real Salt Lake (4)
Record: 7W-3L-5D
Last Week:  0-0 Draw at Chicago Fire, 3-1 Win vs Toronto FC
Next Week:  July 4 vs New England Revolution
Returning players help get RSL back on track

4. FC Dallas (5)
Record:  9W-4L-4D
Last Week:  4-0 Win vs Portland Timbers
Next Week:  July 2 vs Columbus Crew 
Finally FCD establish dominance over opponents at home

5. New York Red Bulls (2)
Record:  5W-3L-9D
Last Week:  4-2 Loss at Seattle Sounders, 1-1 Draw at Chicago Fire
Next Week:  July 2 at San Jose Earthquakes
Red Bulls welcome back several players back from Gold Cup

6. Columbus Crew (7)
Record:  6W-4L-6D
Last Week: 4-1 Win vs Colorado Rapids
Next Week:  July 2 at FC Dallas
'Rebuilding team' continue to win as they beat champs and now face runner ups of '10

7. Philadelphia Union (8)
Record: 7W-4L-5D
Last Week:  0-0 Draw vs Sporting Kansas City, 3-2 Win vs Chivas USA
Next Week:  July 2 at DC United 
Union bounce back from frustrating mid-week draw with win over Goats

8. Colorado Rapids (6)
Record:  5W-5L-7D
Last Week:  4-1 Loss at Columbus Crew
Next Week:  July 3 vs Houston Dynamo 
Defending champs are struggling to find wins

9. DC United (10)
Record:  4W-5L-6D
Last Week: 2-2 Draw vs Houston Dynamo
Next Week:  July 2 vs Philadelphia Union
DCU need to start converting home draws to wins in order to make playoffs

10. Houston Dynamo (11)
Record:  4W-6L-7D
Last Week:  2-2 Draw at DC United
Next Week:  July 3 at Colorado Rapids
Dynamo continue road trip as they visit the Rockies

11. San Jose Earthquakes (9)
Record:  5W-4L-5D
Last Week:  0-0 Draw vs Los Angeles Galaxy
Next Week:  July 2 vs New York Red Bulls
The Quakes could not secure win up a man and a forward playing goalkeeper

12. Sporting Kansas City (14)
Record: 4W-6L-5D
Last Week:  0-0 Draw at Philadelphia Union, 2-1 Win vs Vancouver Whitecaps
Next Week:  July 2 at Portland Timbers
SKC are slowly recovering from poor start of the season

13. Chicago Fire (13)
Record:  2W-4L-11D
Last Week:  0-0 Draw vs Real Salt Lake, 1-1 Draw vs New York Red Bulls
Next Week:  July 2 at Chivas USA
The MLS leader in draws pick up two more last week

14. Chivas USA (12)
Record:  4W-7L-5D
Last Week:  3-2 Loss at Philadelphia Union
Next Week:  July 2 vs Chicago Fire
The Goats return home and try to halt a 3 game losing streak

15. New England Revolution (16)
Record:  3W-8L-6D
Last Week:  2-1 Loss at Seattle Sounders
Next Week:  July 4 at Real Salt Lake
Goals will not come easy at Rio Tinto for lowest scoring team in MLS

16. Portland Timbers (15)
Record:  5W-7L-3D
Last Week:  4-0 Loss at FC Dallas
Next Week:  July 2 vs Sporting Kansas City
Teams are now exposing Timbers for their weaknesses

17. Vancouver Whitecaps (17)
Record:  2W-7L-8D
Last Week:  2-1 Loss at Sporting Kansas City
Next Week:  June 29 at Toronto FC
Caps frustrated with sluggish performance as they face Canadian rival

18. Toronto FC (18)
Record:  2W-7L-9D
Last Week: 3-1 Loss at Real Salt Lake
Next Week:  June 29 vs Vancouver Whitecaps
Injury depleted team no match for RSL

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