It's never too early for Power Rankings

Okay, so we're still more than a month away from the first games of the 2012 MLS season on March 10. But that doesn't mean we can't start having a little fun.

Check out on Thursday as we reveal our preseason power rankings, looking back at all the offseason moves, injuries and coaching changes that will shape how each team performs in 2012.

And for a refresher course, here's a look at how the teams finished after the MLS Cup last season...

(Before you get bent out of shape about Montreal's absence or any other perceived slight, please remember that these are the final 2011 rankings.)

1. LA Galaxy

2. Houston Dynamo

3. Real Salt Lake

4. Sporting Kansas City

5. Seattle Sounders

6. Philadelphia Union

7. Colorado Rapids

8. New York Red Bulls

9. FC Dallas

10. Columbus Crew

11. Chicago Fire

12. Portland Timbers

13. San Jose Earthquakes

14. D.C. United

15. Toronto FC

16. Chivas USA

17. Vancouver Whitecaps

18. New England Revolution


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