Power Rankings: Week 20

Look who's back. The Galaxy posted their first solid result in months at Red Bull Arena, which was good enough to sway our voters and vault LA ahead of Real Salt Lake to the top spot in the Power Rankings. Columbus, meanwhile, lost their grip and tumbled to No. 3, and San Jose returned to the top 10.

Rank
Last
Club
Comment
1 3

Shutout of NY was LA's first in seven weeks -- are the old Galaxy back for good?

Last: Beat NY, 1-0 [WATCH]
Next: Saturday at SJ

2 2

Call Rio Tinto motivational "scoreboard" ploy silly if you must -- it worked like a charm vs. Crew.

Last: Beat CLB, 2-0
[WATCH]
Next: Wednesday vs. Árabe Unido (CCL)

3 1

The return of Eddie Gaven should bolster a Crew team dependent on depth now more than ever.

Last: Lost to RSL, 2-0 [WATCH]
Next: Wednesday vs. Municipal (CCL), Saturday vs. COL

4 4

It's not a 4-5-1! It's a "4-1-4-1," Schellas Hyndman reminds us. Whatever it is, it's hotter than summer in Big D.

Last: Beat DCU, 3-1 [WATCH]
Next: Saturday vs CHV

5 5

Super
Bulls have scored once in three games. With this firepower, that's not gonna
cut it.

Last: Beat TFC, 1-0 [WATCH] Lost to LA, 1-0 [WATCH]
Next: Saturday at TFC

6 6

How serious are Sounders about Champions League? They've got a charter flight down to Honduras.

Last: Tied CHV, 0-0 [WATCH]
Next: Thursday at Marathón (CCL)

7 7

Mista gets his first goal, and the Reds get a much-needed leg up in Champions League.

Last: Lost to NY, 1-0 [WATCH], Beat Cruz Azul, 2-1 (CCL) [WATCH]
Next: Saturday vs. NY

8 8

Gonzalo Segares' return is the most underrated midseason move of 2010. Mark our words.

Last: Tied NY, 0-0, Aug. 8 [WATCH]
Next: Wednesday vs NE, Saturday at HOU

9 11

If
Quakes get the hungry, motivated Geovanni from 2008-09 EPL season, this is a
steal of a deal.

Last: Beat KC, 1-0 [WATCH]
Next: Saturday vs LA

10 9

The Rapids are tied for the fewest goals scored among Western Conference teams. That's not good enough.

Last: Tied PHI, 1-1 [WATCH]
Next: Saturday at CLB

11 10

Joe Cannon's save aside, rookie Teal Bunbury has been surprisingly dangerous up top for KC.

Last: Lost to SJ, 1-0 [WATCH]
Next: Saturday vs NE

12 14

Surprise! The only Eastern Conference team to win last weekend was the once-hapless Revs.

Last: Beat HOU, 1-0 [WATCH]
Next: Wednesday at CHI, Saturday at KC

13 13

Danny Mwanga for Rookie of the Year? He's already at seven goals this season, four off the rookie record.

Last: Tied COL, 1-1 [WATCH]
Next: Sunday at DCU

14 12

Geoff Cameron's return keeps the Dynamo from slipping any lower, despite a 10-game winles streak.

Last: Lost to NE, 1-0 [WATCH]
Next: Saturday vs CHI

15 15

Moral victories won't cut it anymore. The Goats need to get in gear now to make any real noise.

Last: Tied SEA, 0-0 [WATCH]
Next: Saturday at FCD

16 16

A new chef, but still not quite edible. Can Ben Olsen cook up his first win Sunday at RFK?

Last: Lost to FCD, 3-1 [WATCH]
Next: Sunday vs. PHI


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