May 17, 2010

MLS Power Rankings: Week 9


Goddamn it, boring week, so...many...ties. Too many of them 0-0, and the victories were only 1-0 and it only condensed the table even closer. More competition, but it reinstates the fact that Major League Soccer is a "commie league", where all the teams are of equal or nearly-equal skill. Also known as...hard as fuck to predict and rank teams. My jokingly statement awhile back about it being a 16-way tie is hardly an exaggeration, I believe we're at an eight-way tie. The hell? Record is wins, losses, draws.


1. LOS ANGELES GALAXY (7-0-2)



Sloppy, sloopy performance by LA before Donovan and Buddle head to Princeton for World Cup training. It'll be interesting to see how the Galaxy do without the dynamic duo.

2. COLUMBUS CREW (4-0-2)




Another game, another PK that keeps the Crew on a high note.

3. SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES (4-2-1)




Good win on the road...even...if it was against New England.


4. REAL SALT LAKE (4-3-1)



RSL is finally looking like they're in good shape. Findley won't make the WC roster so he'll be back soon.

5. RED BULL NEW YORK (5-3-0)



Stunned by their loss, New York was looking like they'd be the Columbus of 2010.

6. TORONTO FC (3-4-1)



A draw against the best team in the league at the Home Depot Center finally proves that TFC can wreck away from home.

7. HOUSTON DYNAMO (4-4-1)




Looking somewhat in form.


8. COLORADO RAPIDS (4-3-1)



Not sure if a win in DC is meaningful this season...more than expected.

9. SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC (3-3-3)



Revenge against RBNY for their loss in Seattle...stunning result. Commie league...

10. CHICAGO FIRE (2-3-3)



Blew the lead against an ailing squad.

11. F.C. DALLAS 96 (2-1-5)



Should have snuck away with three in Philly. Now they have another tie for the mountain of them.

12. KANSAS CITY WIZARDS (2-3-2)

Rallied...against another notoriously mediocre opponent.

13. NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION (2-5-2)

Can't think of the last time I've seen a Revolution squad this horrifying.

14. C.D. CHIVAS USA (3-5-1)



Chivas might be able to turn around since Bornstien's gone...till June 1.

15. D.C. UNITED (1-7-0)



I've run out of things to say about the Black-and-Red's abysmal season. And it's only been eight games.

16. PHILADELPHIA UNION (1-5-1)



It was a nice shot, but Dallas will be eased a bit to take a draw before 28,000 in Philly. Transfer window's not far off...

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