WVH Power Rankings: Week 5

WVH Power Rankings: Week 5

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 27, 2010
  • 2010 Power Rankings, 2010 Week 5

Week five in Major League Soccer is in the books and for me not a lot changed from week four. My top group of clubs remains the same while things in the middle jumbled up a bit more.

I really had no thought of changing my top four from a week ago. While most folks will think New York is the number two club in the league (and they are on points), I still find part of me holding back on them for now. Like I said below, I’m slowly warming up to them but something is keeping me from putting them right below LA.

The bottom of the pack didn’t change a whole lot for me except for Dallas making a free fall to 15. If you can’t get wins at home (or wins at all) then something is up. Dallas is much better than we’re seeing but in all honesty they lack a lot of bite, size and finishing. Three things that would easily put them over the top here.

Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments below as always.

Team Rank Record (W-L-T) Comments
1 (1) 4-0-1 13 pts. Defense is still not giving up much (1 goal in 5 games), and they continue to bank points before Landon Donovan heads to South Africa this summer.
2 (2) 2-0-1 7 pts. Columbus didn’t have to do much to get a win at home but it was enough. They’re still pretty damn good folks.
3 (3) 2-1-1 7 pts. Not having Jimmy Conrad and still getting the draw against the league’s best side is not shabby. I like what they do a little more than the club above them in the standings.
4 (4) 4-1-0 12 pts. Best start in club history. Maybe not a lot of love from me yet but I’m slowly warming up to this club.
5 (8) 3-1-1 10 pts. Didn’t expect that result in New England but we finally saw what we expected at the start of the season out of the Rapids’ midfield group. Very strong effort from Pablo Mastroeni and company.
6 (10) 2-2-1 7 pts. A two-game winning streak seems pretty nice, especially since they finally looked good at home for once.
7 (5) 2-2-2 8 pts. Rough week for Sigi Schmid’s bunch. Should have had three points in Dallas and could have easily done the same in Toronto.
8 (6) 2-3-0 6 pts. Not the best way to kickoff a three-game homestand but New England will be fine though this news on Shalrie Joseph leaving the club isn’t going to help.
9 (7) 2-2-1 7 pts. The loss wasn’t great but losing Geoff Cameron for the year hurts even more. No doubt Dominic Kinnear is working the phones right now to get a trade or two in the works to help things out. If I’m them I do whatever I can to get Herculez Gomez.
10 (9) 1-3-1 4 pts. They aren’t looking great at the moment but they’ll be fine with 7 of their next 9 at home. You gotta figure they’ll get plenty of points coming up here soon. No doubt they’ll get six points in their next two (Toronto and Philadelphia).
11 (13) 2-3-0 6 pts. Finally saw their offense come alive against San Jose, I wouldn’t get too use to it though. This club still has a long way to go here.
12 (15) 2-3-0 6 pts. Looks as thought TFC will get their points at home this year, but they have to get others involved offensively other than Dwayne De Rosario.
13 (11) 2-2-0 6 pts. Defense looked out of sync and all the grumbling about certain players that went away while they were winning is back.
14 (14) 1-3-0 3 pts. Yet another issue in the back causes a goal, which caused a loss in points. Definitely some growing pains for this young club.
15 (12) 0-1-3 3 pts. They can’t get bailed out by the ref everytime. This club is good, if not better than we’re all seeing its just they can’t get it done in the final third.
16 (16) 0-4-0 0 pts. With three of the next four at home we’ll know if this week off really did any good or not here.