William Hesmer and the Crew are back on top of the Power Rankings, but can they stay there?
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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] Next: Saturday at RSL


The champs now enter a brutal stretch (complete with Cruz Azul) which should test their mettle. Can they survive?

Last: Tied KC, 1-1 [WATCH] Next: Wednesday at PHI, Saturday vs. CLB


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] Next: Saturday at NY


Jeff Cunningham typically starts heating up around August. That's bad news for everyone else out west.

Last: Beat PHI, 3-1 [WATCH] Next: Saturday at DCU


Should RBNY be this far down? All of a sudden, East is a logjam of competitors.

Last: Tied CHI, 0-0 [WATCH] Next: Wednesday vs. TFC, Saturday vs. LA


Álvaro Fernández may be the quiet one, but the secret is out: Dude's a baller.

Last: Beat HOU, 2-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday at CHV


Winning at BMO is so automatic at this point, the hapless Maple Leafs are considering relocating this winter.

Last: Beat CHV, 2-1 [WATCH] Next: Wednesday at NY


Castillo, Ljungberg make for potent offense, but without Nyarko, Fire are too slow.

Last: Tied NY, 0-0 [WATCH] Next: Aug. 18 vs. NE


Conor Casey is back, but the Rapids need to start gaining some real traction.

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

Things are looking rosier for the rebounding Wiz. Might Omar Bravo be another boost?

Last: Tied RSL, 1-1 [WATCH] Next: Saturday at SJ


Quakes need cohesiveness -- and fast -- before season gets away from them.

Last: Lost to COL, 1-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs. KC


The winless streak hits nine. These guys need help.

Last: Lost to SEA, 2-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday at NE


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] Next: Wednesday vs. RSL, Saturday vs. COL


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] Next: Saturday vs HOU


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] Next: Saturday vs. SEA


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] Next: Saturday vs FCD

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