WVH Power Rankings: Week 18

WVH Power Rankings: Week 18

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 21, 2009
  • 4 Comments
  • 2009 Week 18, MLS Power Rankings

I’m back, for now at least. I’ve had family in from out of town these last couple days and their time here in town is more important than posting stuff on here. But with saying that I have managed a little time to view some of this past weekend’s game to get my power rankings up to date for this week.

Not too many changes this time around, mostly stuff in the middle continues to get clogged up. The bottom four to six clubs remains the same though. I think we are inching closer to marking Dallas, San Jose and even RSL out of playoff contention here. KC and New England really aren’t that far off either, though I am holding out on New England here until they catch up in the games-played department with everyone else.

Team Rank (Last Week) Record (W-L-T) Comments
1 (1) 9-4-5 32 pts. Solid road point in Toronto. I’d still like to know where this club would be if they had their starters for these last three or four games. They may have already gotten to 40 points but instead they are at a respectable 32.
2 (2) 7-3-7 28 pts. Played very well against Chelsea but tougher roads are ahead for this club.
3 (3) 6-3-9 27 pts. Just like clock-work, DC takes care of business at home against Colorado. Good thing too because the top of the east is really heavy right now.
4 (4) 7-3-7 28 pts. Two late goals finally gives Chicago a decent win at home. Thing is their two home wins come against San Jose and New York. Not exactly world beaters right there.
5 (6) 6-3-9 27 pts. How about that? The Crew show life when their main parts are out.
6 (7) 7-6-5 26 pts. A draw against the best club at home isn’t a bad thing but they should have gotten three in my mind.
7 (9) 6-3-9 27 pts. Best moves LA made were getting Esky and Ricketts. Probably the two reasons why this club will make the playoffs this season.
8 (5) 8-6-3 27 pts. The move to get Saragosa still baffles me but hopefully it is the start of more things to come to get quality parts into the lineup.
9 (8) 6-5-6 24 pts. First half against DC wasn’t bad but the second half proved this club still has a long way to go.
10 (10) 5-6-5 20 pts. You know I am starting to think that since Juan Carlos Osorio hasn’t been run out of NY that Curt Onalfo may be the first coach canned this year or over the offseason.
11 (12) 5-5-5 20 pts. New England get’s one of their big guns back (Steve Ralston) and sees a good result.
12 (11) 5-7-5 20 pts. Road woes continue, it’s sad but at least there is someone like New York to make it look like an artform.
13 (13) 4-8-5 17 pts. Atiba Harris could proved a nice spark on the wings but it definitely won’t be enough.
14 (14) 3-10-4 13 pts. San Jose enters the double-digit loss column again. Go ahead and mark them out of playoff contention now, if you haven’t done so already.
15 (15) 2-14-4 10 pts. Inching ever so close to the worst record in league history. Feel so bad for the fans that are left supporting this club.
  • Cannon Girl

    You know me Drewby… the dream is STILL alive! 🙂

  • LE Eisenmenger

    We're pretty close except the Fire should be #2 for depth alone and you're hard on Kansas City. They have good chemistry and play a quality game. Conrad's injury could hurt them, but Adam Cristman hasn't stepped into the mix yet and he's a player who makes a difference.

  • Cannon Girl

    You know me Drewby… the dream is STILL alive! 🙂

  • We’re pretty close except the Fire should be #2 for depth alone and you’re hard on Kansas City. They have good chemistry and play a quality game. Conrad’s injury could hurt them, but Adam Cristman hasn’t stepped into the mix yet and he’s a player who makes a difference.