WVH Power Rankings: Week 24

WVH Power Rankings: Week 24

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 14, 2010
  • 2010 Power Rankings, 2010 Week 24, MLS Power Rankings

The playoff push seems to be setting in a big way right now for the clubs in the league. The eight who are “in” right now are looking strong while the other eight seem to not have enough fight in them to help make things a bit more interesting here.

RSL is still the top dog for me but I do see the LA Galaxy making a charge here to regain their top spot that they held on to for so long this season. With five of their next six at the Home Depot Center they should have little trouble getting back there.

The one club to continue to keep an eye on here is the Kansas City Wizards. I believe at this point they are the lone team that could sneak in to the playoffs but this coming week for them will be the test for that as they have three games in seven days (game Sunday, then next Wednesday and Saturday).

Team Rank Record (W-L-T) Comments
1 (1) 12-4-8 44 pts. A road draw in Seattle never looks bad to me, RSL just gets results when they need them folks. But what is going on with Robbie Findley these days? He doesn’t look like the threat that he was a year ago.
2 (2) 10-2-11 41 pts. Getting a draw in San Jose against a Quakes team that desperately needed points was a good thing considering the injury issues in the back. Ruben Luna also looks like the real deal up top for them off the bench.
3 (4) 14-5-5 47 pts. I think the Columbus win should be the start of jumping these guys back to the top of the rankings. They looked dominate yet again for the first time in two months.
4 (5) 12-8-4 40 pts. When a rookie defender (Tim Ream) is scoring its a good day.
5 (3) 13-6-5 44 pts. Not the best outting in LA but seeing newcomer Andres Mendoza score in his first appearance off the bench has to be a slight boost.
6 (6) 9-7-7 34 pts. I’m pretty sure the Rapids would like to have that game in New York back. At least Omar Cummings continues to score.
7 (7) 9-9-6 33 pts. Bounced back with a solid home draw to the defending champs. With Champions League play resuming again they’ll need to find their offense again.
8 (8) 9-7-6 33 pts. They lacked some punch in the midfield but settled with the draw against Dallas.
9 (9) 7-9-6 27 pts. The weekend off came at the absolute worst time when this club was just starting to make their move. With three games in seven days coming up they’ll need to get all nine points to feel better about it.
10 (13) 7-12-4 25 pts. It would be a shame if Justin Braun isn’t called into the National team camp later this fall for some of those friendlies.
11 (10) 6-8-8 26 pts. Two games this week that should have been six points only turned into one point. Playoffs just don’t seem to be on the menu this year for this bunch.
12 (12) 7-13-3 24 pts. I think Steve Nicol would love to have a reset button on this season.
13 (14) 6-11-6 24 pts. This is turning out to be a fairly respectable season for Peter Nowak’s young team.
14 (11) 7-10-7 28 pts. The loss at home to D.C. has to seal it for Toronto fans, they want Mo Johnston out and its a chance they’ll want Preki to follow.
15 (15) 6-12-5 23 pts. The week off and they’ll get Toronto up next at home, probably the best time for them to get a week off considering the amount of games TFC has had to play lately.
16 (16) 5-16-3 18 pts. Honestly that was probably the best result D.C. has gotten all year.