- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On July 28, 2009
- 6 Comments
- 2009 Week 19, MLS Power Rankings
A week that we could have seen a lot of change really didn’t take place. Week number 19 is in the books as we all know but not a whole lot of movement to speak of this week. Columbus was a big jumper with their nice come from behind win at home over rivals Toronto.
Colorado was also able to move up as they downed New York 4-0 at home. It may have been too big of a jump for this club considering New York hasn’t won in months now. But we also have two clubs inching their way up the standings, hoping to get into playoff contention. Both Real Salt Lake and New England are ever so close to a playoff spot right now, and with games in hand for New England it could happen.
Feel free to leave your thoughts below like always.
|Team||Rank (Last Week)||Record (W-L-T)||Comments|
|1 (1)||9-5-5 32 pts.||They may have slipped up a bit lately but I’d say once Stuart Holden and others come back after the All-Star break they should get back on the winning track.|
|2 (2)||7-3-8 29 pts.||You know some may not like how Freddie Ljungberg acts sometimes, but I love it, even if it hurts this club.|
|3 (6)||7-3-9 30 pts.||19 consecutive matches at home without a loss, a new league record. Not bad when you think about how slowly this club started off this season.|
|4 (4)||7-3-8 29 pts.||Gutted out a solid draw in Seattle. Still need to find some way to replace the offense that the injured Brian McBride is leaving behind.|
|5 (3)||6-3-10 28 pts.||DC isn’t doing well when scoring first this season. According to league stats they are near the bottom in that category. I guess that explains the double-digit draws.|
|6 (7)||6-3-10 28 pts.||I think we saw why Landon Donovan is the man. Such a superb goal.|
|7 (9)||7-5-6 27 pts.||A win over New York just looks like a training session for any club these days. Still its three points in the stadings which puts the Rapids back in contention.|
|8 (6)||7-7-5 26 pts.||Offensively they are looking fine but defensively they are lacking some serious punch.|
|9 (8)||8-6-3 27 pts.||Gotta love the unbalanced schedules this year, Chivas is currently on a 19-day layoff. Hopefully that will get Preki’s club back in gear here.|
|10 (11)||6-5-5 23 pts.||After these last two games Steve Nicol has to feel good about his club’s chances with so many games still left in hand.|
|11 (12)||6-7-5 23 pts.||I know their playoff hopes are still hanging on by a tiny margin but a big come from behind win has to get them going in the right direction.|
|12 (10)||5-6-6 21 pts.||Are we dumb enough to vote Claudio Lopez’s goal as the best strike of the year? I wouldn’t be shocked if some will. I still believe there will be better goals out there to vote on.|
|13 (13)||4-9-5 17 pts.||You know people claimed Dallas was terrible last year defense (myself included) but this year’s bunch is one of the worst in club history. Kind of makes me wonder if someone (not Schellas Hyndman) will take the fall for it after this year. Maybe John Ellinger?|
|14 (14)||3-10-5 14 pts.||I like Ryan Johnson and Cornell Glen, but that is about it for this club.|
|15 (15)||2-15-4 10 pts.||Getting to that 20 point mark is looking tougher and tougher here.|