- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On October 7, 2008
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- MLS Power Rankings, Week 28
Its been a few weeks since I’ve been able to do these rankings so there won’t be any linking back to the previous one. Due to some time restrictions I won’t get into a lot of detail over the rankings.
1. Columbus Crew (53 pts.) – Very little doubt about this ranking. Top dog for a reason, they won with GBS, without him and again with him. All in convincing fashion. Only a couple points away from getting their second Supporter’s Shield in club history.
2. Houston Dynamo (43 pts.) – Only club standing in the way of the Crew getting the Supporter’s Shield right now. That game in hand is the only reason why the Crew haven’t clinched but the Dynamo are coming along very nicely right now. It seems like we’ve seen this before out of Dominic Kinnear’s bunch.
3. New England Revolution (43 pts.) – It hasn’t been pretty lately but that big summer run put them in a position that they could coast to the end of the season. It looks as though they are doing just that.
4. Chicago Fire (42 pts.) – Another club that’s been on cruise control for months now. Lucky for them their defense has been solid this season. Lucky for them they won’t be getting home field advantage this year. Yes lucky for them because they are the league’s best road team.
5. Chivas USA (39 pts.) – Preki’s club is coming along at the best time possible. Had Sigi Schmid not put together the best club in the league this year Preki would be mentioned for Coach of the Year again for his work with this club.
6. FC Dallas (34 pts.) – Kenny Cooper (and the refs) continue to help this club along. Do they really have a shot here to reach the post season? If they do that Jeff Cunningham deal may save Michael Hitchcock’s job for another year.
7. San Jose Earthquakes (30 pts.) – The game in hand is key for this club. They have 12 possible points left with a very workable schedule. But it could be possible that their hot run has ended and so has their playoff chances.
8. Real Salt Lake (35 pts.) – A draw on the road was big but giving up two late goals makes me worry even more about their defense. Thankfully for them they have two more home games here this year. That could be the difference between going to the playoffs and staying home for another year.
9. New York Red Bulls (35 pts.) – Should this club fail to reach the playoffs, you won’t see Juan Carlos Osorio on the sidelines next year with this club. Mark it down.
10. Colorado Rapids (34 pts.) – Throw the towel in again on this club. The thing I really want to hear is why Christian Gomez is not playing as much as he use to. Think he wants out of Colorado after this year? You betcha.
11. Kansas City Wizards (33 pts.) – The chances for them are now even slimmer with clubs in the western conference stepping up here. The schedule could help them out but I just don’t have high hopes for this club.
12. DC United (33 pts.) – Most disappointing club in a long time. Tom Soehn is probably getting that resume ready here too because he won’t be on that sideline next year.
13. Toronto FC (31 pts.) – The win in New York really only delayed elimination for another week. No way this club is reaching the playoffs this year. I just wonder if John Carver will be with this club again next year. At least they have plenty to look forward to.
14. LA Galaxy (29 pts.) – Worst club in the league (again). Should have kept Cobi Jones as the interim coach for the rest of the year instead of hiring Bruce Arena as quickly as they did. The glove just doesn’t fit.