Thursday, May 19, 2016

Week 11 Power Rankings

*Rankings do not reflect Wednesday night's matches:

1. LA Galaxy (5-1-4) - Didn't get a win against Philadelphia, but the juggernaut that is the Galaxy continues to roll on. Last Week: 1
2. Colorado Rapids (7-2-3) - The Rapids are still unbeaten since the arrival of Jermaine Jones, and Tim Howard's return to MLS isn't far away. Last Week: 2
3. FC Dallas (7-4-2) - Just when you thought things were falling apart in Big D, Dallas bounces back with wins over conference rivals Portland and Seattle. Their seven wins are tied for tops in MLS. Last Week: 8
4. Montreal Impact (4-3-4) - DROGBA. He's like soccer's Nolan Ryan, he just keeps getting it done. Last Week: 5
5. Philadelphia Union (4-3-3) - Showed resolve in hard fought draws against top clubs from each conference. The Union appear to be for real, as does rookie right back Keegan Rosenberry. Last Week: 6
6. Real Salt Lake (5-3-2) - Disappointing showing against Houston, but at least Joao Plata's back on the field. Last Week: 3
7. Toronto FC (4-4-2) - Not a good showing from the Toronto defense AND now Jozy Altidore's hamstring is broken again. Week: 4
8. San Jose Earthquakes (5-3-3) - San Jose scored three on Houston and none of those came from Wondo (although he did notch two assists). Last Week: 9
9. Vancouver Whitecaps (6-5-2) - Wins fix everything, except maybe Masato Kudo's jaw. Still, despite a struggling offense, the Caps went out and notched six goals this week and a pair of Ws. Last Week: 11
10. New York City FC (4-3-4) - Just like that, City are starting to get something going. The real surprise is that they're succeeding while getting almost nothing from Mix Diskerud, their #1 draft pick hasn't dressed yet, and we haven't seen Frank Lampard. Last Week: 15
11. Seattle Sounders (4-5-1) - Jordan Morris saw his scoring streak come to an end against Dallas. If both he and Dempsey are with the USMNT this summer, where will Seattle's goals come from? Herculez Gomez? Last Week: 7
12. Orlando City SC (2-3-5) - Orlando City has been a frustrating team to watch. Much like New England, they have way too much talent to have so few wins. Last Week: 10
13. Sporting Kansas City (5-6-2) - Snapped their epic winless streak with a nice win over Orlando City. Still, Sporting fans have reason to be concerned with their team's play. Last Week: 14
14. New England Revolution (2-3-7) - The Kei Kamara era is underway in New England and suddenly a Revs team that had just one win a week ago looks very, very dangerous. Last Week: 18
15. Houston Dynamo (3-6-2) - Bounced back from a loss to San Jose with a big win over Real Salt Lake. The Dynamo are 2-0 when Cubo Torres starts, and 1-6-2 when he doesn't. Coincidence? Last Week: 16
16. New York Red Bulls (3-7-1) - Just when you thought they had things figured out, they stumble against struggling DC United. New York's seven losses are the most in MLS. Last Week: 12
17. Portland Timbers (3-6-3) - Things just aren't clicking for the defending champs who suffered a pair of losses last week and are going to need to right their ship quickly before the rest of the West runs away from them. Last Week: 13
18. DC United (3-4-4) - Big win against their Atlantic Cup rivals. Patrick Nyarko is quietly having a really good season on the wing for United. Last Week: 19
19. Columbus Crew (2-4-4) - The 1-1 draw with the Rapids is a good result, but how are they going to replace Kei Kamara, who they traded to a conference rival? Somehow I don't think Conor Casey is the answer. Last Week: 17
20. Chicago Fire (1-4-4) - Took zero points out of a possible six, but at least they're getting their young kids a lot of playing time. Last Week: 20

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