- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On August 25, 2009
- 2 Comments
- 2009 Week 23, MLS Power Rankings
Week 23 in Major League Soccer proved to be a big one for some clubs. New York finally got off the losing end of things, New England won two straight to move into playoff contention, San Jose finally turned the tide late in the games, and LA got four quality road points in the week.
Yes, week 23 changed a decent bit of things in the rankings. Chivas USA and New England continue to be the big movers here while Toronto and DC continue to find themselves falling down and out here.
The top remains nearly the same as last week while the bottom five seem to have no where to go right now (though San Jose did swap places with KC for a change).
Feel free to leave your thoughts below about this week’s rankings.
|Team||Rank (Last Week)||Record (W-L-T)||Comments|
|1 (1)||10-3-9 39 pts.||They won their opening game in the CCL this past week. Now for the fun, travel to Mexico on Wednesday followed by a trip to New York on Sunday.|
|2 (2)||11-6-7 40 pts.||Also won their opening CCL group stage game this past week. This week they travel to Panama to play some club no one has ever heard of, CD Arabe Unido.|
|3 (3)||10-4-8 38 pts.||Great come back against Colorado, maybe have given them new life going into the stretch run. Is a Supporter’s Shield run still in line without Bakary Soumare and Brian McBride? We will have to see.|
|4 (5)||8-4-11 35 pts.||A four point week always looks good when they are all on the road.|
|5 (3)||8-6-9 33 pts.||Very well should have had three points against New England and could have easily gotten three in Houston. This past week they ended up with just a single point. Too many blown chances by this club.|
|6 (9)||10-7-3 33 pts.||And just like that, in two games Chivas has new life and very good hope for a playoff run. By the way, anyone notice Sacha Kljestan come back from the dead this week?|
|7 (6)||8-7-6 30 pts.||Could have bumped them further down for blowing a 2-0 lead but didn’t due to those below them. Omar Cummings continues to prove to me that he is one of the most underrated players in the league today.|
|8 (11)||8-6-6 30 pts.||Those games in hand are starting to come in very handy as the Revs move up the table here. They went from out of playoff contention to in with two big wins this past week.|
|9 (7)||8-8-6 30 pts.||The playoffs just won’t happen for this club if they can’t find a way to win on the road.|
|10 (8)||6-5-11 29 pts.||Should they have won against LA? Probably. Fact is this club is just dropping games left and right. It is too late in the season to be doing such a thing.|
|11 (11)||7-9-6 27 pts.||Defensive struggles once again on the road as this club continues to prove to me they don’t have what it takes to be a playoff team this season.|
|12 (12)||6-11-5 23 pts.||Just embarrassing for Dallas to lose to a team as pathetic as New York.|
|13 (14)||5-11-5 20 pts.||Finally a result late in the game for this bunch.|
|14 (13)||5-9-6 21 pts.||This club is gonna need a big overhaul this off season. Too bad there are still plenty of games left to go this season.|
|15 (15)||3-16-4 13 pts.||With seven games to go, the question still remains…will they get to 20 points?|