WVH Power Rankings: Week 14

WVH Power Rankings: Week 14

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 6, 2010
  • 2010 Power Rankings, 2010 Week 14, MLS Power Rankings

It was a week that had plenty of draws. The WVH Power Rankings reflected that too as most of the clubs in the top part of the order remained where they were a week ago. The bottom got a bit mixed up as some clubs got decent road draws while others just got hammered on the road.

One team we really need to pay more attention to here is FC Dallas. While their attack isn’t the best they sure are getting the job done when it matters most. They are very much in the thick of things in the west now after the slow start. I said it before the World Cup break that they remind me a bit of last year’s Columbus and LA teams that got off to such slow starts. In those situations the clubs weren’t winning or losing much. Dallas was the same way and now they’re starting to figure out how to win.

Just a though to keep in mind.

Team Rank Record (W-L-T) Comments
1 (1) 11-1-3 36 pts. Landon Donovan and Edson Buddle made their return in a 3-1 win but it was the young Brazilian Junihno who really stole the show.
2 (2) 8-3-3 27 pts. Something about the Revs playing at Rio Tinto that brings out the best in this club. Just dominated New England on Friday.
3 (3) 8-2-3 27 pts. Wacky couple of minutes saw the Crew keep pace and regain the lead in the East.
4 (4) 6-3-4 22 pts. Probably should have won that game against New York but the weather definitely didn’t help either side. They have to find their touch in the final third though.
5 (5) 8-5-1 25 pts. First draw of the 2010 campaign thanks in part to Juan Pablo Angel who is really showing his MVP form right now.
6 (7) 5-2-6 21 pts. Don’t look now but this Dallas team is on a bit of a roll. Their tied for the third-best defense in the league right now too. Who saw that coming?
7 (6) 5-4-4 19 pts. Another draw at home, is this Toronto team turning into the ones of old that can’t win in the summer?
8 (8) 5-4-4 19 pts. A draw at home isn’t terrible but when it is against one of the worst teams in the league then it causes a bit of concern. Where’s the attack gone with this club?
9 (10) 5-7-3 18 pts. Houston gets the benefit of the draw at BMO Field for me. With everything being so tight right now its really hard to judge how good or bad this Dynamo squad really is here.
10 (9) 4-4-5 17 pts. Some unlucky minutes saw them leave Columbus pointless.
11 (11) 3-7-2 11 pts. Back on the road but this time they at least got a draw out of it. Danny Mwanga is finally showing his doubters why he was the top pick.
12 (12) 4-8-3 15 pts. Completely outmatched in LA. Their defense hasn’t figured things out and offensively they’re just not as good as we know they can be.
13 (14) 3-7-3 12 pts. Is it time to possibly put Peter Vermes on the hot seat here? We thought there were too many changes to start the year and its looking like most of us were right about it.
14 (15) 3-9-2 11 pts. Decent draw against another league cellar-dwellar. This team still lacks a lot all across the pitch.
15 (16) 3-9-2 11 pts. New concern for this team, how long will they be able to keep Andy Najar?
16 (13) 3-9-2 11 pts. You get hammered like that and you pretty much and bet on being at the bottom the next week. Its hard to watch this team be so bad though right now.