WVH Power Rankings: Week 7

WVH Power Rankings: Week 7

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On May 5, 2009
  • 4 Comments
  • 2009 Week 7, MLS Power Rankings

The books are closed on another week. A lot of things remain the same as a week ago though with a little bit of movement. Some said I was crazy to have DC so high but I stuck with it and they continued to play better. Also, I knew I shouldn’t have put RSL as high as I did when they dropped yet another road game.

As always feel free to leave your thoughts below.

Team Rank (Last Week) Record (W-L-T) Comments
1 (1) 6-1-1 19 pts. Continues to roll and Sasha Kljestan started to slowly break out of his funk. With other veterans getting healthy this club just keeps getting dangerous.
2 (2) 2-0-5 11 pts. Still not losing but also still not winning.
3 (3) 4-2-1 13 pts. Club showed a lot of promise after going a man-down and a goal down in the game on the road. Getting back into it due to guys like Tyrone Marshall and Freddie Ljungberg just show that this club could very well be for real this season.
4 (5) 3-1-3 12 pts. Don’t look now but DC is leading the eastern conference. Jamie Moreno, Ben Olsen and company are really making things happen all across the board.
5 (6) 3-2-3 12 pts. The offense didn’t click as much as I would have liked on Saturday against Columbus but defensively this club is getting better.
6 (9) 3-2-2 11 pts. Finally looked good at home. Getting Mehdi Ballouchy helped out a bit too. About time Gary Smith used someone else to create some offense.
7 (7) 3-3-1 10 pts. Good time to have a break for this bunch. No need to move them.
8 (5) 3-3-0 9 pts. Wins at home, loses on the road. It may be a serious drop for some but they didn’t impress me in the least bit against Colorado on Saturday.
9 (10) 2-2-2 8 pts. Slowly picking up steam is the Dynamo. Still showing they are one of the better defensive clubs in the league here.
10 (11) 0-2-5 5 pts. A win is on the way for this bunch. Still its the worst start for any defending MLS champ and its the worst in their history. I do think things will turn for the better here soon though.
11 (8) 2-2-2 8 pts. Eight goals against in two games is not the way Steve Nicol’s clubs usually play. They need guys like Steve Ralston back in the midfield plus other veterans in defense like Jay Heaps and Chris Albright.
12 (15) 1-1-4 5 pts. The two Donovans carry this club. Donovan Ricketts makes a huge impact on this club in goal and Landon Donovan carries the offensive load yet again.
13 (12) 1-4-2 5 pts. This club is starting to look more like an expansion side than a team in its second year.
14 (14) 1-5-2 5 pts. Every move Juan Carlos Osoiro makes the worse this club gets. A league-high 24 players used already this year after eight games. I know Osorio-watch on the hot seat is on for me but it should be for everyone else too.
15 (15) 1-5-1 4 pts. Yeah…just don’t know where to start with this club.
  • Cannon Girl

    My boys have gotten off to a surprisingly slow start this year but I still have faith in 'em. As for LA, Landon as usual has done a great job so far and it looks like Rix is exactly who this team needed. Chivas is certainly taking no prisoners but those uniforms are still an eyesore—WHO-HOOOO—GO QUAKES!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Cannon Girl

    My boys have gotten off to a surprisingly slow start this year but I still have faith in ’em. As for LA, Landon as usual has done a great job so far and it looks like Rix is exactly who this team needed. Chivas is certainly taking no prisoners but those uniforms are still an eyesore—WHO-HOOOO—GO QUAKES!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Gary

    &quot;…this club could very well be for real this season.&quot; How long do we have to listen to people put caveats on SSFC's potential. We've almost finished two months already. <br />
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    Perhaps I don't know soccer like WVHooligan, but what I do know is that Chicago is at #5 in the standings but 2nd in these &quot;power&quot; rankings. Not to mention that their last two ties were accomplished against 10 man teams. Yep, sounds like Chicago is for real.

  • Gary

    “…this club could very well be for real this season.” How long do we have to listen to people put caveats on SSFC’s potential. We’ve almost finished two months already.

    Perhaps I don’t know soccer like WVHooligan, but what I do know is that Chicago is at #5 in the standings but 2nd in these “power” rankings. Not to mention that their last two ties were accomplished against 10 man teams. Yep, sounds like Chicago is for real.