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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.

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Last
Club
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11

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

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

22

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

33

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

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

44

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

56

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

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

65

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

79

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

810

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

97

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

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

1011

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

118

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

1212

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

1313

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

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

1415

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

1514

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

1616

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

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