Power Rankings: Week 18

After a week of shakeups, the only constants in MLS seem to be Real Salt Lake. Jason Kreis' team is back on top of the Power Rankings for the first time since Week 1, thanks to some troubles in LA and Columbus. Chicago, meanwhile, vault six spots, while San Jose tumble to 10th.





With Kyle Beckerman back, is RSL's depth enough to counter a tough schedule?

Last: Beat DCU, 3-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday at KC

2 2

The Galaxy are 12-0-0 in games when they score first, but 0-3-1 when they fall behind.

Last: Lost to CHI, 3-2
Next: Wednesday at Puerto Rico (CCL), Saturday vs. Real Madrid

3 1

The Chivas USA loss could have been a flop, but Eddie Gaven's scary injury was the real deal.

Last: Lost to CHV, 3-1 [WATCH]
Next: Thursday at PHI

4 3

Schellas Hyndman's club has lost just once in nine games on the road this season.

Tied COL, 1-1 [WATCH]
Next: Thursday vs. Inter Milan, Sunday vs. PHI

5 5

For those wondering about RBNY's captaincy options, there is only one: Juan Pablo Angel.

Last: Tied HOU, 2-2 [WATCH]
Next: Sunday at CHI

6 9

The Freddie Ljungberg trade drew mixed reactions in Seattle, but it was a gutsy – and smart – decision.

Last: Tied Isidiro Metapán, 1-1 (CCL); Beat SJ, 1-0 [WATCH]
Next: Sunday vs HOU

7 13

Sunday's blockbuster in Bridgeview will feature five DPs and Brian McBride.

Last: Beat LA, 3-2 [WATCH]
Next: Sunday vs. NY

8 7

Preki's bunch is still just 1-6-1 on the road this season, and that won't cut it down the stretch.

Last: Tied CD Motagua, 2-2 (CCL); Lost to KC, 1-0 [WATCH]
Next: Saturday vs CHV

9 8

The Rapids have earned just five points in their last seven games, and haven't won since June 5.

Last: Tied FCD, 1-1 [WATCH]
Next: Saturday vs. SJ

10 6

Is Ike Opara's injury worse for the Quakes than Geoff Cameron's was to the Dynamo?

Last: Lost to SEA, 1-0 [WATCH]
Next: Saturday at COL

11 10

Another win for the Wizards, with some winnable games on the horizon – after RSL, of course.

Last: Beat TFC, 1-0 [WATCH]
Next: Saturday vs. RSL

12 11

Sebastien Le Toux has more goals than Conor Casey, Landon Donovan or former teammate Fredy Montero.

Last: Tied NE, 1-1 [WATCH]
Next: Thursday vs. CLB

13 14

Lovel Palmer's red card against New York was perhaps the worst call of the season so far.

Last: Tied NY, 2-2 [WATCH]
Next: Sunday at SEA

14 15

The Goats are riding a four-game unbeaten streak in league play into BMO Field.

Last: Beat CLB, 3-1 [WATCH]
Next: Saturday at TFC

15 12

Marko Perovic's heroics alone won't be enough to keep the Revs in the running.

Tied PHI, 1-1 [WATCH]
Next: Saturday vs. DCU

16 16

Ben Olsen's interim coaching debut comes in Foxborough, as D.C. look for their first league win since June 10.

Last: Lost to RSL, 3-0 [WATCH]
Next: Saturday at NE

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