WVH Power Rankings: Week 8

WVH Power Rankings: Week 8

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On May 18, 2010
  • 6 Comments
  • 2010 Power Rankings, 2010 Week 8, MLS Power Rankings

Another week down in Major League Soccer. Time once again for the weekly power rankings.

Not a whole lot of movement this week at the top or bottom. Real Salt Lake continues to move up the charts thanks to a successful homestand. The bottom five clubs didn’t change from last week, I really saw very little change out of them all. FC Dallas could have moved up but a late draw on the road to Philadelphia saw them lose their shot at moving up.

What do you think about these rankings? Think your club is too high/low here? Let’s hear it.

Team Rank Record (W-L-T) Comments
1 (1) 7-0-2 23 pts. The 0-0 draw against Toronto at home wasn’t exactly how we thought the Galaxy would send Edson Buddle and Landon Donovan to the World Cup but they’re still undefeated.
2 (2) 4-0-2 14 pts. Speaking of still being undefeated, the Crew continue to find ways to win. Big match with New York this week, it will tell us a lot about the Crew.
3 (6) 4-3-1 13 pts. We knew the favorable schedule would help their rankings but RSL finally looked like the dominate side that won their season opener back in March. With four out of the next six at home look for them to close the gap on LA.
4 (4) 4-2-1 13 pts. I think a 0-0 draw in New England is okay for this bunch right now. Sure we called a win but these Quakes are still playing pretty well.
5 (7) 4-3-1 13 pts. Best way to cure some blues is to play D.C. right now. Let’s see if they can keep that momentum though.
6 (4) 5-3-0 15 pts. The Red Bulls are the second best side on points but does anyone actually believe they’re the second best club in the league right now? I sure don’t. They’ve got more issues than folks realize all across the board.
7 (3) 4-4-1 15 pts. Looks like the Dynamo are going to be one of the more inconsistent sides in the league this year.
8 (9) 3-4-1 10 pts. Is this club actually getting better or is Preki just doing what he always does with his clubs, polishing a turd?
9 (10) 3-3-3 12 pts. A win on the road will ease the pain of that blowout loss last week. Now its time to build on that momentum.
10 (8) 2-3-2 9 pts. Still trickling down the rankings here are the Wizards. They can’t contend by getting draws like that. Defensively something just needs to get sorted out there.
11 (11) 2-1-5 11 pts. Yet another draw. On a brighter note they have only lost a single game this year, not bad after eight games still in a crowded conference they’ll need more than draws.
12 (12) 2-3-3 9 pts. Offensively it was better but again defensively things aren’t working. Just makes you wonder if they’d be doing any better with Jon Busch in goal.
13 (13) 3-5-1 10 pts. Chivas always plays the Crew tough but it seems like the Crew always find a way to win.
14 (14) 2-5-2 8 pts. A draw against a quality side was good to see but just how much longer can this duct tape hold?
15 (15) 1-5-1 4 pts. Danny Mwanga saves the day.
16 (16) 1-7-0 3 pts. Eight games, seven losses. Ouch.
  • FCD will move up once they learn how to score, will that ever come though?

  • They know how to score…its a matter of if they will learn how to keep a lead. That's their biggest issue.

  • Adam

    Well here's another Sounders fan. I think they should be at least 7th in these rankings, better than Toronto and Dynamo. Like you said Houston has been so incredibly inconsistent and i don't see them getting much better in the next month or so. Seattle beat New York, the Eastern leaders and 6th in your rankings, and yet only moved up one spot? The played a clearly better game, only giving the Red Bulls minimal shots, while creating plenty of chances themselves, eventually resulting in a 1-0 shutout win. Could've been even worse for the Red Bulls if Seattle had gotten a little luckier.

  • FCD will move up once they learn how to score, will that ever come though?

  • They know how to score…its a matter of if they will learn how to keep a lead. That's their biggest issue.

  • Adam

    Well here's another Sounders fan. I think they should be at least 7th in these rankings, better than Toronto and Dynamo. Like you said Houston has been so incredibly inconsistent and i don't see them getting much better in the next month or so. Seattle beat New York, the Eastern leaders and 6th in your rankings, and yet only moved up one spot? The played a clearly better game, only giving the Red Bulls minimal shots, while creating plenty of chances themselves, eventually resulting in a 1-0 shutout win. Could've been even worse for the Red Bulls if Seattle had gotten a little luckier.