WVH Power Rankings: Week 3

WVH Power Rankings: Week 3

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 13, 2010
  • 2010 Power Rankings, 2010 Week 3

So week three is now in the books, which means its time for another edition of the Power Rankings. A few moves in this week’s rankings, along with a new number one and a new club in last place.

LA seems to be the giant right now atop the standings. Three straight wins, especially a convincing win over Houston this past Saturday gave me little reason to not put them on top. Columbus could have been dropped lower than two but I still really like what I’ve seen out of them so far this year. They’ll only get stronger from here I think.

Kansas City looks legit as well while I’m starting to question RSL and New York. New England is also looking better but I’m wondering how they’ll do against a quality side and not the two worst clubs in the league.

The middle is still a mess that will be sorted later while the bottom is a disaster with Toronto and D.C. rounding it all out. You can take your pick between the two who’s last here, I went with D.C. based solely on the fact that they’ve lost three straight and one was to an expansion team.

Feel free to leave your rankings below in the comments section.

Team Rank Record (W-L-T) Comments
1 (2) 3-0-0 9 pts. Edson Buddle looks like the 2008 Buddle. Also, the defense has managed three straight shutouts thanks in large part to Omar Gonzalez and Sean Franklin. Could LA possibly have the best defense in the league in 2010? So far it looks that way.
2 (1) 1-0-1 4 pts. The late slip up in Frisco wasn’t great but seeing this club live showed me exactly how good they are. Steven Lenhart looks to definitely have a big year.
3 (7) 2-0-0 6 pts. I know its two home games but Peter Vermes is turning this club into a real winner. I’m very curious to see how this club does on the road though.
4 (3) 1-1-1 4 pts. Gotta wonder what the injury to Javier Morales will do to their offense. Also, I’m starting to wonder if this club is just average again here this year. We’ll know a lot more after they face the Galaxy.
5 (9) 1-0-1 4 pts. Zach Schilawski is good, damn good. Just what Steve Nicol brought him in to do, score goals. Bigger news though for Revs fans was seeing Shalrie Joseph back on the field. It was just Toronto and their terrible defense but New England looked good on Saturday.
6 (4) 2-1-0 6 pts. Their offense needs to come alive more than anything. Yes they have two wins but they were both off of some serious emotion for this club. A visit from FC Dallas could be what they need or it could expose them even more.
7 (6) 1-1-1 4 pts. They have to do better with the lead on the road. Still promising stuff out of Steve Zakuani.
8 (5) 1-1-1 4 pts. Ugly stuff out of Pat Onstad on Saturday. The offense isn’t doing anything special either these days.
9 (8) 1-1-1 4 pts. I honestly wasn’t expecting too much out of Colorado against KC on that short field. But another sub-par performance at home against Toronto this week will drop them futher down here.
10 (11) 0-0-2 2 pts. Two straight draws but this last one felt more like a win to the locals. If Dallas can use that momentum on the road in New York this week they could get their first win.
11 (10) 0-2-1 1 pts. Still don’t understand why this club struggles the way they do at home. But I’ll take Marco Pappa’s goal any day of the week.
12 (13) 1-2-0 3 pts. Chivas looked better against New York, not great but better. Getting Jesus Padilla going was pretty big even if the goals weren’t pretty.
13 (14) 1-1-0 3 pts. Ike Opara gave Quakes fans a reason to smile. Safe to say the big guy will be in the thick of things for the Rookie of the Year race.
14 (16) 1-1-0 3 pts. Aside from a couple mistakes in the back, Philadelphia absolutely owned D.C. on Saturday. Sebastian Le Toux’s name will be sung in Union glory for years to come now too.
15 (12) 0-2-0 0 pts. The defense just looked flat-out terrible against New England. Toronto has signed some help but will it even matter?
16 (15) 0-3-0 0 pts. A minus-7 goal differential so far and only two goals to their name. Let’s just say their upcoming game against the Fire is must-win for Curt Onalfo, and to a lesser extent to Kevin Payne and the rest of the front office.