MLS Power Rankings

MLS Power Rankings

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 31, 2007
  • 2 Comments

This week’s rankings are going to be a bit short due to lack of time on my part and lack of league games too to really draw much from. Nonetheless, here are your week’s power rankings.

1. (1) Houston Dynamo (34 pt.) – Dominate in the league and playing well in SuperLiga. I honestly wonder just how long this club can keep this up. We saw a slump early in the season that we all wondered about and now we see this kind of streak that the Dynamo are on and at this time of the season it makes you really wonder how long they can keep it up.

2. (2) FC Dallas (30 pt.) – Could have dropped them based on SuperLiga draws but I won’t. This isn’t a SuperLiga power rankings, its an MLS power rankings. No Beckham tonight against the Gals in SuperLiga should surely piss off plenty of fans who paid double or even triple for normal ticket prices (your’s truly is one of them). He didn’t make the trip and quite frankly it makes me wonder exactly how the Gals will perform against a Hoops team that is feeling like they have plenty to prove.

3. (3) New England Revolution (30 pts.) – Nice road win against RSL, they didn’t fall into any sort of trap that I thought they could have, which is good since they needed all the points that they could get to maintain their eastern lead over KC and the rest.

4. (4) Kansas City Wizards (29 pts.) – Pulled out a nice home win over Chivas on Sunday. People other than Eddie Johnson scored too no less. The question still remains, can that defense carry them to a title this season? I still have my concerns over it and I am sure plenty of others do as well.

5. (6) DC United (24 pts.) – Moves up thanks to a New York loss. I think the main thing United fans need to worry about is if this club has enough gas in the tank for the home stretch of the season. They are fairing well in SuperLiga but that shouldn’t be a issue that United fans should dwell in at this point. Just like KC, I question whether or not their defense can carry them to a title this season.

6. (5) Red Bull New York (27 pt.) – Slumps surround this club right now. People praised Clint Mathis for getting his game back and he hasn’t been anywhere to be seen for months, Claudio Reyna is starting to be one of the most over-paid players in the league, and Juan Pablo Angel is in the biggest slump of his short MLS career. WWBD…what will Bruce do? No games for a while, expect some deals to be made.
7. (7) Columbus Crew (25 pt.) – Firmly holding on to that playoff spot are the Crew. Definitely making me look good on that pre-season proclamation about them in that they would steal the final playoff spot and piss most of the league off. I think that will still come true.

8. (8) CD Chivas USA (27 pts.) – Sure I should rank them over New York but the win didn’t do much for my liking since they loss four days later. I know most clubs do the same in that situation but when you need to prove something to the league like the Goats needed to then you must do it. Chivas simply did not deliver on the road last week.

9. (9) Toronto FC (19 pt.) – Depth in the back is killing this club’s hope of reaching the playoffs this season. It just won’t happen. Coach Mo hasn’t pulled a deal in weeks, I wonder if he is sick?

10. (12) Chicago Fire (19 pts.) – I know it was only one win on the road but still, the first in a long while is something for the Fire. Maybe Blanco will do some good for this club. But the concern is if they still have the time to make up the ground. In the tight east anything is possible at this point.

11. (10) LA Galaxy (13 pt.) – Fairing alright in SuperLiga. But as a Dallas fan I should slam them to the bottom for not forcing Beckham to travel to even sign autographs. I think the league and the Galaxy are missing out on something by not making him to go every market. Dallas will be the only market that he doesn’t hit this season, not even for some signatures on a photo.

12. (11) Colorado Rapids (18 pts.) – The Beckerman deal may prove to be the last thing that Fernando Clavijo may ever do as the coach of the Rapids. Anyone even notice that they sent Roberto Brown packing a week or so ago? Wasn’t he leading the club in scoring too at one time?

13. (13) Real Salt Lake (9 pt.) – Bye bye Freddy, too bad you really didn’t help this club at all this season. One win, a few draws and plenty of painful losses. When will Real wake up and realize that they need a good central midfielder to carry this club?

  • Still Kicking

    After the Toronto loss to Chicago Sunday Mo said he is looking for 2-3 new players. I think that number will go higher. The injury list keeps growing (Dichio, Sutton, O'Brien, Cunningham, Wynne and now broken ribs for Jim Brennan…) and seems to be the biggest obstacle to trades. So Mo may be the only one not unhealthy of late

  • After the Toronto loss to Chicago Sunday Mo said he is looking for 2-3 new players. I think that number will go higher. The injury list keeps growing (Dichio, Sutton, O’Brien, Cunningham, Wynne and now broken ribs for Jim Brennan…) and seems to be the biggest obstacle to trades. So Mo may be the only one not unhealthy of late