Power Rankings: Week 19
A win on the road was good enough to vault Columbus back into the top spot this week, but it could be short-lived. The Crew face No. 2 Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto on Saturday night, with bragging rights on the line. The rest of the rankings fall in accordingly, but the Galaxy are now on the outside looking in at No. 3.
Shorn Lenhart is as dangerous as the goldilocked one, but we miss the Sideshow Steve version.
Last: Beat PHI, 2-1 [WATCH]
The champs now enter a brutal stretch (complete with Cruz Azul) which should test their mettle. Can they survive?
Last: Tied KC, 1-1
Good showing against Real Madrid and, with no CCL, now no excuses to go all the way.
Last: Lost to Real Madrid, 3-2 [WATCH]
Jeff Cunningham typically starts heating up around August. That's bad news for everyone else out west.
Last: Beat PHI, 3-1 [WATCH]
Should RBNY be this far down? All of a sudden, East is a logjam of competitors.
Last: Tied CHI, 0-0 [WATCH]
Álvaro Fernández may be the quiet one, but the secret is out: Dude's a baller.
Last: Beat HOU, 2-0 [WATCH]
Winning at BMO is so automatic at this point, the hapless Maple Leafs are considering relocating this winter.
Last: Beat CHV, 2-1 [WATCH]
Castillo, Ljungberg make for potent offense, but without Nyarko, Fire are too slow.
Last: Tied NY, 0-0 [WATCH]
Conor Casey is back, but the Rapids need to start gaining some real traction.
Last: Beat SJ, 1-0 [WATCH]
Things are looking rosier for the rebounding Wiz. Might Omar Bravo be another boost?
Last: Tied RSL, 1-1 [WATCH]
Quakes need cohesiveness -- and fast -- before season gets away from them.
Last: Lost to COL, 1-0 [WATCH]
The winless streak hits nine. These guys need help.
Last: Lost to SEA, 2-0 [WATCH]
Knighton was the scapegoat, but it looks like the Union's kids are hitting the rookie wall in the dog days of August.
Last: Lost to FCD, 3-1 [WATCH]
The folks in The Fort sure aren't ready to bet a sixer of Sam Adams on Pat Phelan's goal-scoring prowess..
Last: Beat DCU, 1-0 [WATCH]
Maldonado nabs his first goal, but the Goats need more. It won't get any easier against Seattle.
Last: Lost to TFC, 2-1 [WATCH]
New regime, same old story: a frustrating loss. Boskovic and Hernandez need to break through at some point, don't they?
Last: Lost to NE, 1-0 [WATCH]