Monday, August 22, 2011

MLS Power Rankings: Week 23

1. Los Angeles Galaxy (1)
Record:  14W-3L-9D
Last Week: 2-0 Win vs San Jose Earthquakes
Next Week:  Aug 28 at New York Red Bulls
Robbie Keane makes an immediate impact for the Galaxy

2. Seattle Sounders (3)
Record:  12W-5L-9D
Last Week:  1-0 Win at FC Dallas
Next Week:  Aug 27 vs Columbus Crew
Sounders gain possession of second in West with win over FCD

 3. FC Dallas (2)
Record:  12W-7L-7D
Last Week:  1-0 Loss vs Seattle Sounders
Next Week:  Aug 27 at Sporting Kansas City
FCD slip up at home and drop to third in the West

4. Columbus Crew (5)
Record:  10W-7L-8D
Last Week: 1-1 Draw vs Philadelphia Union
Next Week:  Aug 27 at Seattle Sounders
Crew maintain top spot in East with draw against Union

5. Colorado Rapids (4)
Record:  10W-6L-11D
Last Week:  2-2 Draw vs Chivas USA
Next Week:  Aug 27 at Chicago Fire
Rapids drop two points after giving up late goal

6. Sporting Kansas City (9)
Record: 9W-7L-9D
Last Week:  3-1 Win vs Portland Timbers, 1-0 Win vs D.C. United
Next Week:  Aug 27 vs FC Dallas
SKC are surging as they are now in position to compete for top spot in East

7. Philadelphia Union (7)
Record: 8W-5L-11D
Last Week:  1-1 Draw at Columbus Crew
Next Week:  Aug 28 vs New England Revolution
Union don't lose any ground to Crew but are passed by SKC

8. Real Salt Lake (6)
Record: 10W-7L-6D
Last Week:  3-2 Loss at Houston Dynamo
Next Week:  Aug 27 at Chivas USA
RSL have lost 4 of their last 5 games after allowing injury time goal to Dynamo

9. DC United (8)
Record:  7W-7L-10D
Last Week: 1-1 Draw at Chicago Fire, 1-0 Loss at Sporting Kansas City
Next Week:  Aug 27 vs Portland Timbers
DCU sputter on the road picking up a single point in two road games

10. Houston Dynamo (12)
Record:  8W-7L-11D
Last Week:  1-1 Draw at New England Revolution, 3-2 Win vs Real Salt Lake
Next Week:  Aug 27 at Vancouver Whitecaps
Dramatic goal gives Dynamo a big push towards their chances at playoffs

11. Chivas USA (10)
Record:  7W-8L-10D
Last Week:  2-2 Draw at Colorado Rapids
Next Week:  Aug 24 at Portland Timbers, Aug 27 vs Real Salt Lake
The Goats have only lost once in their last nine games (3W, 5D)

12. New York Red Bulls (11)
Record:  6W-6L-14D
Last Week:  2-2 Draw at New England Revolution
Next Week:  Aug 28 vs Los Angeles Galaxy
The Red Bulls continue their free fall picking up 4 points in last 7 games

13. Portland Timbers (13)
Record:  8W-12L-5D
Last Week:  3-1 Loss at Sporting Kansas City, 2-1 Win vs Vancouver Whitecaps
Next Week:  Aug 24 vs Chivas USA, Aug 27 at D.C. United
After winning against rival, Timbers continue their tough schedule

14. Chicago Fire (17)
Record:  3W-7L-15D
Last Week:  1-1 Draw vs D.C. United, 2-0 Win vs Toronto FC
Next Week:  Aug 27 vs Colorado Rapids
Fire pick up 4 of 6 points at home and move out of East basement

15. New England Revolution (16)
Record:  4W-11L-11D
Last Week:  1-1 Draw vs Houston Dynamo, 2-2 Draw vs New York Red Bulls
Next Week:  Aug 28 at Philadelphia Union
Revs attempt to break their 6 game winless streak against Union

16. Toronto FC (14)
Record:  4W-12L-11D
Last Week: 2-0 Loss at Chicago Fire
Next Week:  Aug 27 vs San Jose Earthquakes
TFC unable to follow up impressive win at home

17. San Jose Earthquakes (15)
Record:  5W-10L-10D
Last Week:  2-0 Loss at Los Angeles Galaxy
Next Week:  Aug 27 at Toronto FC
Quakes are falling out of playoffs as 12 game winless streak continues (6L, 6D)

18. Vancouver Whitecaps (18)
Record:  3W-13L-9D
Last Week:  2-1 Loss at Portland Timbers
Next Week:  Aug 27 vs Houston Dynamo
Caps outscored 6-1 in 2 losses since Soehn replaced  as coach

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