Wednesday, August 10, 2011

MLS Power Rankings: Week 21

1. Los Angeles Galaxy (1)
Record:  13W-3L-9D
Last Week: 3-0 Loss at Portland Timbers, 3-1 Win vs FC Dallas
Next Week:  No Match
Galaxy looked past Timbers but rebounded to  beat FCD

2. Seattle Sounders (5)
Record:  11W-5L-8D
Last Week:  2-1 Loss at Sporting Kansas City
Next Week:  Aug 13 vs Chivas USA
Two late goals allow Sounders to pick up three points
3. Real Salt Lake (4)
Record: 10W-5L-6D
Last Week:  2-0 Loss at Sporting KC, 3-0 Win vs New York Red Bulls
Next Week:  Aug 13 at Toronto FC
Loss on road is offset by big victory at home

4. FC Dallas (2)
Record:  12W-6L-6D
Last Week:  3-1 Loss at LA Galaxy
Next Week:  Aug 13 at Philadelphia Union
FCD unable to beat Galaxy on the road

5. Colorado Rapids (6)
Record:  9W-6L-10D
Last Week:  2-0 Win vs Columbus Crew
Next Week:  Aug 13 at San Jose Earthquakes
Rapids are overcoming loss of Casey so far 

6. Columbus Crew (3)
Record:  9W-7L-7D
Last Week: 2-0 Loss at Colorado Rapids
Next Week:  Aug 13 vs New England Revolution
Crew could not follow up big win against RSL

7. Philadelphia Union (7)
Record: 8W-5L-9D
Last Week:  1-1 Draw at Chicago Fire, 1-1 Draw vs Houston Dynamo
Next Week:  Aug 13 vs FC Dallas 
Union pick up a pair of draws and now host top team in West

8. DC United (9)
Record:  6W-6L-9D
Last Week: 3-3 Draw vs Toronto FC
Next Week:  Aug 13 vs Vancouver Whitecaps
10 man DCU able to gain draw against TFC

9. Sporting Kansas City (10)
Record: 6W-6L-9D
Last Week:  2-0 Win vs Real Salt Lake, 2-1 Loss vs Seattle Sounders
Next Week:  No Match 
SKC were minutes away from clean sweep for last week

10. New York Red Bulls (8)
Record:  6W-6L-12D
Last Week:  3-0 Loss at Real Salt Lake
Next Week:  Aug 13 vs Chicago Fire
Red Bulls continue to struggle and now host Chicago

11. Chivas USA (12)
Record:  7W-9L-8D
Last Week:  3-2 Win at New England Revolution
Next Week:  Aug 13 at Seasttle Sounders
Big win on one coast and Goats look to follow up on opposite coast

12. Portland Timbers (14)
Record:  7W-10L-5D
Last Week:  3-0 Win vs LA Galaxy, 1-1 Draw San Jose Earthquakes
Next Week:  Aug 14 at Houston Dynamo
Solid week for expansion side with four of six points gained

13. Houston Dynamo (11)
Record:  6W-7L-10D
Last Week:  1-1 Draw at Philadelphia Union
Next Week:  Aug 14 vs Portland Timbers
Dynamo must not look past 1st year club

14. San Jose Earthquakes (15)
Record:  5W-8L-10D
Last Week:  1-1 Draw vs Portland Timbers
Next Week:  Aug 13 vs Colorado Rapids
Quakes need 3 points at home to remain in playoff contention

15. New England Revolution (13)
Record:  4W-10L-9D
Last Week:  3-2 Loss vs Chivas USA
Next Week:  Aug 13 at Columbus Crew
Disappointing loss at home to West coast team

16. Vancouver Whitecaps (18)
Record:  3W-11L-9D
Last Week:  4-2 Win vs Chicago Fire
Next Week:  Aug 13 at DC United
Big bounce back victory for the Whitecaps and now look for 1st win on road

17. Toronto FC (16)
Record:  3W-11L-11D
Last Week: 3-3 Draw at DC United
Next Week:  Aug 13 vs Real Salt Lake
Best chance for road victory playing 1 man up for 80+ minutes

18. Chicago Fire (17)
Record:  2W-7L-13D
Last Week:  1-1 Draw vs Philadelphia Union, 4-2 Loss at Vancouver Whitecaps
Next Week:  Aug 13 at New York Red Bulls
Fire remain only team in MLS with two victories

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