- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On May 25, 2010
- 3 Comments
- 2010 Power Rankings, 2010 Week 9
For the first week this season a lot of the rankings really stayed the same from the previous week. The reasons being there wasn’t as many games this week and for the most part we really know now who is good and who isn’t at this point in the season.
For me right now its a four team race, I’m even throwing RSL and San Jose into the mix based off their stellar play as of late. I don’t know exactly how each would fare against Columbus or LA right yet but I do think they are worth mentioning in the discussion with them. Houston, Colorado, New York and Toronto are all a step behind them while everyone else is a jumbled mess until you get to Philadelphia and D.C. United. Those two sides are bad though D.C. may be the absolute worst team I’ve seen in years.
Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments on the rankings in the comments section below.
|1 (1)||8-0-2 26 pts.||Seriously, this is how the Galaxy will play until Buddle and Donovan return from South Africa. That’s bad news for everyone else.|
|2 (2)||6-0-2 20 pts.||Two straight road wins and still undefeated. Facing the Galaxy at home this weekend will be epic, or so we all hope.|
|3 (3)||5-3-1 16 pts.||Big time road win, especially when they let Chivas come back late. Got to say this club will likely be on a roll for a few weeks here.|
|4 (4)||5-2-1 16 pts.||Four straight shutouts, how did this club go from dead in the water to contender? I’m close to saying they’re playing the best soccer in the league right now.|
|5 (5)||4-3-1 13 pts.||No game this week so I’m not touching them.|
|6 (7)||5-4-1 15 pts.||A visit from D.C. is always welcome but Dominic Kinnear has to be happy with getting Joseph Ngwenya back on his roster.|
|7 (8)||4-4-1 13 pts.||Its not going to be pretty but Preki is finding ways to get his club to win now. Just like with Chivas in the past, if this bunch can find ways to score they will be awfully dangerous.|
|8 (6)||5-4-0 15 pts.||Without Joel Lindpere in the midfield this club looks an awful lot like last year’s side.|
|9 (9)||3-4-3 12 pts.||Seattle is just lucky they didn’t look terrible in the loss to San Jose. But they gotta do something about Freddie Ljungberg’s constant complaining with the officials.|
|10 (12)||2-4-2 9 pts.||No game for the Fire this past week. I wonder if Carlos de los Cobos has figured out how to use Brian McBride and Collins John yet.|
|11 (10)||2-4-2 9 pts.||Another team that didn’t look horrible this week despite losing. Still six-game winless streak isn’t pretty. They just have to be thankful there is a lot of mess below them.|
|12 (13)||3-6-1 10 pts.||They nearly came back but blew a chance at one point against RSL. They have to learn ways to not shoot themselves in the foot each week.|
|13 (11)||2-2-5 11 pts.||Just an absolute ugly performance against LA.|
|14 (14)||2-6-2 8 pts.||Shalrie Joseph making an unexpected return really will lift this side up the rankings in the coming weeks.|
|15 (15)||1-5-1 4 pts.||No game, no movement. Too bad the momentum from the Dallas game has already passed.|
|16 (16)||1-8-0 3 pts.||Yup, nearly a third of the way through to the 3rd pick of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.|