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MLS Power Rankings, Week 14: Seattle Sounders back on top after decisive win

Note: Only MLS league games will be reflected in the rankings. The Power Rankings are voted on by the editorial staff at MLSsoccer.com, and all comments are written by Matthew Doyle. All times Eastern.

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1

Last: 3

Looked nothing like the team that got pounded 5-0 a few weeks ago. They were comprehensive and ruthless in dismantling RSL.

2

Last: 1

Ruthlessly and comprehensively dismantled. Big week ahead for a team depleted by injuries.

3

Last: 4

That was a statement win – or really a "statements" win. Statement 1: We can score on anybody. Statement 2: We can give up goals in bunches. Fun!

4

Last: 2

 

Was it just a trap game, or did Montreal hit on something by sitting deep and inviting the Revs forward? Whatever the case, they now have New York at home – which, historically, is a guaranteed three points.

5

Last: 6

Every bad break from 2013 is being paid in full with good breaks in 2014.

6

Last: 7

"Opportunistic" and "resilient" are pretty good qualities for any team. They've been able to play to their strengths, and have collected points as a result.

7

Last: 5

Annihilated by injuries, and now possibly about to lose Uri Rosell for good. A month ago, Sporting looked on the verge of becoming unstoppable, but now they look like a sinking ship.

8

Last: 10

Pablo Mastroeni seems to have hit on something with this new 4-4-1-1. Special mention for Homegrown attacker Dillon Serna, who brings a bit of 1-v-1 fearlessness to the side.

9

Last: 9

The Galaxy still feel like they're a mile away from clicking the way we'd expected. And the target forward experiment just hasn't worked.

10

Last: 8

That was actually a crucial point midweek in Kansas City, but in the context of Sporting's current nosedive, it doesn't actually look all that great.

11

Last: 14

This is a very different look than the 2012 Shield-winning Quakes, as exemplified by the number of goals coming from the midfield. They're finally figuring out other ways to beat you.

12

Last: 11

The Power Rankings Politburo identified two weaknesses for Columbus out of the gates: no go-to goalscorer, and a lack of size to defend set pieces. Three months later, here we are.

13

Last: 12

Eight winless, and out of the top five in the West based on points per game. Even with all the injuries, there's enough talent here to be competitive, but they're not.

14

Last: 15

 

Well, the attack has finally come around, and that shutout at Chivas was their first of the season. But it's clear they need help in central defense, and have to do a better job of shutting teams down through midfield.

15

Last: 13

Only one goal in their last four games, and none since Mark Sherrod went down.

16

Last: 17

They've proved to be tough to beat, but just like last year can't seem to string together a few results in a row to really start climbing.

17

Last: 19

That was not the prettiest application of the diamond midfield, but it was effective as hell on both sides of the ball.

18

Last: 18

Was that performance a sign of things to come, or was it just the Chivas bump? 

19

Last: 16

Since the start of the 2010 season, Chivas are 31-77-37 with a minus-99 goal differential.