A.J. DeLaGarza (right) and the Galaxy watched their grip on the top spot slip this week thanks to a loss to San Jose.
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Power Rankings: Week 21

Reaching the top of the Power Rankings is tough enough, but holding on once you're there? Nearly impossible, evidently. The carnage this time around? The Galaxy, who lost their grip after a loss to San Jose, while RSL reclaimed the top spot heading into a busy week of CCL and MLS scheduling.


MLS' hopes in Mexico are with the best team in the league. ¡Sí se puede!

(11-4-6, 39 pts.) Last: Beat A. Unido, 2-1 (CCL) [WATCH] Next: Wednesday at Cruz Azul (CCL), Saturday at TFC


The Galaxy have allowed five goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches this season.

(13-4-4, 43 pts.) Last: Lost to SJ, 1-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs. KC


Sadly, the disallowed goal against Santos was probably the correct one.

(12-5-4, 40 pts.) Last: Beat COL, 3-1 [WATCH], Lost to Santos, 1-0 (CCL) [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs. FCD


Thank Kevin Hartman for the league's best unbeaten streak reaching 11.

(9-2-9, 36 pts.) Last: Beat CHV, 1-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday at CLB


What scoring woes? The TFC win was the Red Bulls' first four-goal outburst of 2010.

(10-7-4, 34 pts.) Last: Beat TFC, 4-1 [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs SJ


Will the CCL sap the Sounders during an already impressive stretch run?

(8-8-5, 29 pts.) Last: Lost to Marathón, 2-1 (CCL) [WATCH] Next: Wednesday vs. Monterrey (CCL), Saturday vs. CHI

Geovanni should have a leg up on fitness, thanks to his training with Cruzeiro.

(8-6-5, 29 pts.) Last: Beat LA, 1-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday at NY


So much for that invincibility at BMO. The Reds looked hopeless against RBNY.

(7-8-5, 26 pts.) Last: Lost to NY, 4-1 [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs. RSL


We love Calen Carr, but where's the defense? C.J. Brown looked vulnerable.

(6-6-6, 24 pts.) Last: Beat NE, 2-1 [WATCH] Lost to HOU, 4-3 [WATCH] Next: Saturday at SEA

The Rapids haven't won two straight since June 5.

(7-6-7, 28 pts.) Last: Lost to CLB, 3-1 [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs. HOU


Birahim Diop or Teal Bunbury? KC actually have an offensive dilemma to face.

(6-9-5, 23 pts.) Last: Beat NE, 4-1 [WATCH] Next: Saturday at LA


Back from the dead? A win in Colorado would put Houston in shouting distance.

(6-10-5, 23 pts.) Last: Beat CHI, 4-3 [WATCH] Next: Saturday at COL


Two losses for Steve Nicol's bunch, who landed with a thud after a month of flying high.

(6-11-3, 21 pts.) Last: Lost to CHI, 2-1 [WATCH], Lost to KC, 4-1 [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs. PHI


More silly mistakes at RFK, and the Union are humbled by DC.

(4-11-5, 17 pts.) Last: Lost to DC, 2-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday at NE


Zach Thornton can't do it all for the Goats, who have won only twice on the road in 2010.

(5-11-4, 19 pts.) Last: Lost to FCD, 1-0 [WATCH] Next: Sunday vs. DCU


United can finally get out of the basement with a win over Chivas USA. We promise.

(4-14-3, 15 pts.) Last: Beat PHI, 2-0 [WATCH] Next: Sunday vs. CHV

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