Power Rankings: Week 9


The top of our rankings fell in line after wins by the league's top four teams. And that's all the better for fans, who get to see the league's best swap shots when the Crew host the Galaxy this Saturday. Toronto, meanwhile, are this week's biggest gainer, up to No. 7.

1 1

Masters of the 1-0 score line -- maybe LA should give Serie A a whirl. 

Last: Beat FCD, 1-0
Next: Sat. at CLB

2 2

Two wins in four days, with Robbie Rogers and Chad Marshall possibly back in town for the Galaxy match.

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

3 3

The championship difference: One year ago, RSL don't pull out a late
road win like that.

Beat CHV, 2-1 [WATCH]
Next: Sat. vs. KC

4 4

The Quakes weathered the storm in Seattle, but are they overachieving too early in the season?

Last: Beat SEA, 1-0  [WATCH]
Next: Sat. vs TOR

5 6

If Oduro's near-miss on a volley had gone in, it would've been a Goal of
the Year winner.


Beat DCU, 2-0 [WATCH]
Next: Sat. vs. PHI

6 5

The Rapids return after a week off, and draw a Seattle team that could be reeling.

Last: Beat DCU, 1-0, May 15 [WATCH]
Next: Sat. vs. SEA

7 9

Is the Reds' game against San Jose the second biggest matchup of the weekend? Indeed.

Last: Beat NE, 1-0 [WATCH]
Next: Sat. at SJ

8 10

Have sniping Kasey Keller and Freddie Ljungberg become MLS' versions of
Jeff Kent and Barry Bonds?

Last: Lost to SJ, 1-0 [WATCH]
Next: Sat. at COL

9 7

Might that rout of Juventus help inspire Backe's men to get it back on

Last: Lost to CLB, 3-1 [WATCH]
Next: Sat. at NE

10 11

De los Cobos tinkered with the lineup during the Sister Cities Cup, and the Fire came away scoreless.

Last: Tied KC, 2-2, May 15 [WATCH]
Next: Thurs. vs. FCD

11 8

One breakdown cost the Hoops a potentially huge result against the Galaxy. Can they recover?

Last: Lost to LA, 1-0 [WATCH]
Next: Thurs. at CHI

12 12

If Kei Kamara doesn't score, then no one does. And that's a problem for Vermes & Co.

Last: Lost to CLB, 1-0 [WATCH]
Next: Sat. at RSL

13 13

As expected, the Goats suffered the worst without their US stars.

Lost to RSL, 2-1 [WATCH]
Next: Sat. at DCU

14 15

A week off came at the right time for the Union, who head back into the grind in Houston.

Last: Tied FCD, 1-1 [WATCH]
Next: Sat. at HOU

15 14

Even Sharlie Joseph's return couldn't save the Revs, who reach new depths in the rankings this week.

Last: Lost at TFC,
1-0 [WATCH]
Next: Sat. vs NY

16 16

What more is there to say? Those four MLS Cups are a distant memory.

Lost at HOU, 2-0 [WATCH]
Next: Sat. vs. CHV

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