WVH Power Rankings: Week 16

WVH Power Rankings: Week 16

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 7, 2009
  • 8 Comments
  • MLS Power Rankings

Unlike last week, week 16 had a couple more games which meant a little more movement. Tough part is right now in the thick of summer a lot of clubs are pretty much stuck where they are at since no one is making a big splash right now.

Really only a couple small changes at the bottom of the order. Feel free to discuss.

Team Rank (Last Week) Record (W-L-T) Comments
1 (1) 9-3-4 31 pts. Missing a couple key players and they still come out on top on the road. First club to break the 30 point mark too. With 14 games left this club should get to 55 or 60 points for sure.
2 (2) 8-4-3 27 pts. Bounced from SuperLiga and US Open Cup. We’ll see how this club really when they face the Galaxy this week.
3 (3) 5-3-9 24 pts. Should have been three in Columbus for United but mental slips in the defense haunt them again.
4 (4) 6-3-6 24 pts. Wilman Conde looka like the MVP of this club right now. I think we could see the start of a good summer run by the Fire here.
5 (5) 6-3-7 25 pts. Great time for a bye week. Key players get the rest for the big game with Houston coming up.
6 (7) 5-3-8 23 pts. Gutted out a draw at home on a day that they were outplayed. This side seriously needs to make some moves if they want to defend their title this season.
7 (6) 5-4-6 21 pts. Serious lack of depth is hurting this club.
8 (8) 6-6-4 22 pts. Right now they are in the top eight but still a long, long way to go here. If there is any truth to these De Guzman rumors we could see them move back up the list here.
9 (9) 5-6-4 19 pts. This club needs a big time scorer, that and a few other items.
10 (12) 4-3-9 21 pts. Gotta like what we’ve seen out of the Galaxy these last two wins, both shutouts. I see them making a playoff push more than RSL right now.
11 (11) 5-6-5 20 pts. This club won’t find a way into the playoffs with the way their offense plays right now. It just won’t happen.
12 (10) 4-5-4 16 pts. The Revs may have only one thing going for them here and that’s the amount of games in hand they have on everyone else. Other than that the injuries are killing them and if it weren’t for New York they’d be at the bottom of the east.
13 (13) 4-7-5 17 pts. Only one loss since May for Schellas Hyndman’s bunch. I wouldn’t get overly gitty about it though because this club still looks far out from making a serious playoff push. But the confidence is building.
14 (14) 3-8-4 13 pts. Really unlucky to not get three points in Salt Lake last Friday but when your season is going poorly thing like that just happen.
15 (15) 2-13-4 10 pts. On the bright note there are only 11 more regular season games left for the Red Bulls this season.
  • nathaniel

    Are you really serious about D.C. "Should have been three in Columbus for United but mental slips in the defense haunt them again." If anything it should be the other way around. The Crew had the mental slip to give the goal away early in the first half. This was a closer game than you make it out to be. As for the crew needing to make some moves there fine with the roster they have now. They where missing Chad Marshal and Robbie Rogers for national team call up's. The Crew is so close to becoming a championship team all they need is a little extra push to get them there. So i think if you backed up half of your rankings with factual information the rankings would be completely different. Also why even have this, go by the points because at the end of the day thats all that matters

  • nathaniel

    Are you really serious about D.C. “Should have been three in Columbus for United but mental slips in the defense haunt them again.” If anything it should be the other way around. The Crew had the mental slip to give the goal away early in the first half. This was a closer game than you make it out to be. As for the crew needing to make some moves there fine with the roster they have now. They where missing Chad Marshal and Robbie Rogers for national team call up’s. The Crew is so close to becoming a championship team all they need is a little extra push to get them there. So i think if you backed up half of your rankings with factual information the rankings would be completely different. Also why even have this, go by the points because at the end of the day thats all that matters

  • soccer goals

    It is amazing that FC Dallas has 17 points considering that they started so poorly.

  • It is amazing that FC Dallas has 17 points considering that they started so poorly.

  • SDM

    Looks like your rankings are spot on this week, although I have a feeling Chivas may be right for the taking this week against the Gals. I'm assuming they would fall several notches if that happened.

  • SDM

    Looks like your rankings are spot on this week, although I have a feeling Chivas may be right for the taking this week against the Gals. I’m assuming they would fall several notches if that happened.

  • Kevin

    Are you kidding, Nathaniel? Did you watch the actual game, or just the highlights? Or did you watch it with some yellow-tinted glasses? Because this game was ALL United. From the 22nd minute until the 94th. The Crew were extremely lucky to escape with the draw.

  • Kevin

    Are you kidding, Nathaniel? Did you watch the actual game, or just the highlights? Or did you watch it with some yellow-tinted glasses? Because this game was ALL United. From the 22nd minute until the 94th. The Crew were extremely lucky to escape with the draw.