Power Rankings, Week 2

Power rankings are back for week 2!

  1. Real Salt Lake: After grinding it out one week, RSL finds its offense and blows out the Galaxy. (LW: 1)
  2. Colorado Rapids: The defending champs continue to roll along. (LW: 5)
  3. New York Red Bulls: NYRB was still able to get a draw missing half its team, which is good in my book. (LW: 3)
  4. LA Galaxy: Will the return of Donovan Ricketts cure what’s ailing the Galaxy, or do their problems run deeper?  (LW: 2)
  5. San Jose Earthquakes: The ‘Quakes were better than FCD in the only metric that counts. Also, it looks like Wondo is picking up where he left off last season. (LW: 11)
  6. FC Dallas: Not time to panic yet, but 1 point out of the first 6 isn’t good. (LW: 4)
  7. Chicago Fire: I still have no opinions of the Chicago Fire, but a 3-2 win over Sporting KC looks nice. (LW: 8)
  8. Philadelphia Union: The Union gutted out a win against a 10 man Vancouver and now sit atop the Eastern Conference. (LW: 10)
  9. Sporting KC: Here’s what I wrote last week: “SKC’s offense looks potent; their defense, especially against Chivas, leaves something to be desired.” It’s still true. (LW: 7)
  10. DC United: We can talk about United being robbed, but they definitely didn’t do enough to win that game. (LW: 6)
  11. New England Revolution: A win is a win, no matter how much the ref helps you. (LW: 14)
  12. Seattle Sounders: Seattle got a tough draw in its first two games, but no points in their first two matches is tough for their desires of an MLS Cup and a Supporter’s Shield. (LW: 9)
  13. Houston Dynamo: I don’t know if Houston’s draw against the Sounders speaks more about the Dynamo or the Sounders. (LW: 12)
  14. Chivas USA: No goal against a Rapids team missing both of its starting strikers is an opportunity badly wasted. (LW: 13)
  15. Vancouver Whitecaps: The Whitecaps put up some fight against the Union, surviving 20 minutes on ten men before giving up the goal to El Pescadito. (LW: 16)
  16. Columbus Crew: Maybe Columbus just is that bad, doing nothing against a Red Bulls team missing something like half its starters.(LW: 15)
  17. Toronto FC: Well, at least they are 1-1 against expansion teams! (LW: 18)
  18. Portland Timbers: Getting shut out by TFC gets you a spot at the bottom. (LW: 17)

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