Friday, May 6, 2016

Week 8-9 Power Rankings

1. LA Galaxy (4-1-3) - Dealt RSL their first loss, and grinded out a result against Sporting despite playing a man down. This Galaxy team is proving to be deeper than a lot of people expected. Last Week: 4
2. Colorado Rapids (5-2-2) - I don't think many people expected the Rapids to be atop the West two months into the season. Jermaine Jones is everything they expected he'd be. Last Week: 5
3. Real Salt Lake (5-1-2) - Big loss against the Galaxy, but bounced back nicely with a win over the Dynamo. Youngsters Jordan Allen and Justen Glad are becoming valued contributors. Last Week: 2
4. FC Dallas (5-3-2) - Trouble in paradise? Dallas was outscored 7-0 in their last two matches to teams below the red line from each conference. Last Week: 1
5. Montreal Impact (4-3-2) - Earned just two points from their last three, but Drogba's still a beast, and the Impact still sit atop the Eastern Conference. Last Week: 3
6. Toronto FC (3-3-2) - Suffered a letdown against Portland, but that's on the heels of a big win over their Canadian and Conference Rivals, the Impact. Week: 8
7. San Jose Earthquakes (4-2-3) - Got a result without getting a goal from Wondo despite playing a man down against the Union. The Quakes keep grinding out results, and they'll need to given how good some of the teams behind them (Sporting KC, Portland, Vancouver, Seattle) are. Last Week: 9
8. Philadelphia Union (4-3-1) - We're into May, and the Union are in second in the East thanks to a balanced lineup that's gotten big seasons from Chris Pontius, C.J. Sapong and rookies Keegan Rosenberry and Josh Yaro. Last Week: 10
9. Portland Timbers (3-3-3) - Liam Ridgewell is back, Fanendo Adi is scoring goals and Jake Gleeson looks to be a serviceable keeper in Adam Kwarasey's absence. Last Week: 11
10. Sporting Kansas City (4-4-2) - Winless in their last five after a 4-1-0 start. Last Week: 6

11. Orlando City SC (2-2-4) - Conceded five goals in their last two matches, and despite leading the East in scoring with 15 goals have just two wins to show for it. Last Week: 7
12. Seattle Sounders (3-4-1) - Jordan Morris is starting to get things going, but what's going to happen this summer if he, Dempsey and Brad Evans all get called up to the USMNT? Last Week: 13
13. New York Red Bulls (3-6-0) - Finally snapped their skid with a pair of wins in which they scored seven goals. This is the Red Bulls attack we're used to seeing. Now the question is, can they sustain it? Despite leading the league in losses, they're just one point below the red line in the East. Last Week: 20
14. Vancouver Whitecaps (3-5-2) - Octavio Rivero finally scored, but Vancouver's five losses are tied with Houston for the most in the West. Last Week: 14
15. New York City FC (2-3-4) - Two goals from David Villa got them a much-needed win over the Whitecaps, but City still hasn't settled on a lineup that can produce week in and week out. Last Week: 15
16. New England Revolution (1-2-7) - With just one win in their first ten matches, the Revs are easily one of the early season disappointments. Last Week: 12
17. Columbus Crew (2-4-2) - Scored just one goal (a penalty kick) against the 10-man Dynamo and then failed to find the net against the Sounders. It's not a chemistry issue because this is the same group that reached the Finals last year, but something's not working in Columbus. Last Week: 16
18. DC United (2-3-4) - Impressive win over the Revs followed by a disappointing draw with the Fire. DC United's inconsistency is a big reason they're towards the bottom. Last Week: 18
19. Chicago Fire (1-2-4) - Stuck on one win, but at least rookie Jonathan Campbell is a bright spot. Last Week: 19
20. Houston Dynamo (1-5-2) - Their once seemingly potent attack has dried up despite a plethora of attacking talent. This is a team headed in the wrong direction. Last Week: 17
*Last Week Refers to Week 7

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