2011 MLS Power Rankings: Week 3

2011 MLS Power Rankings: Week 3

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 5, 2011
  • 2011 MLS Power Rankings, 2011 MLS Season, 2011 Week 3

Week three is in the books. With a couple clubs off last week the WVH Power Rankings saw a little movement here and there, mostly movement towards the bottom as FC Dallas continues to slide down while others are shifting around them. The top half stayed nearly the same as a week ago.

Feel free to discuss below.

Team Rank Record (W-L-T) Comments
1 (1) 2-0-0 6 pts. All eyes will be on today’s CONCACAF Champions League semifinal match at Saprissa. Let’s all hope RSL can do what MLS needs, respect abroad.
2 (2) 3-0-0 9 pts. How deep are the Rapids up top this season? Caleb Folan may be one of the most underrated additions for any club this year.
3 (4) 2-1-1 7 pts. Decent win at home after the beatdown from RSL. Furthermore, the club is getting healthy here with Donovan Ricketts and Omar Gonzalez back in the lineup.
4 (3) 1-0-2 5 pts. A mixed result for me with this club, Dwayne De Rosario showed why the club traded for him but outside of that they looked a little flat at times.
5 (5) 2-1-0 6 pts. No shame in losing on the road in LA. Philly showed some grit and deterination in the 1-0 loss at LA.
6 (6) 1-0-1 4 pts. No game, no drop in their position here.
7 (7) 1-1-1 4 pts. Finally some production from someone outside of Chris Wondolowski. Khari Stephenson’s goal was something special too.
8 (9) 1-0-2 5 pts. Not the most impressive draw at home against Portland. They can’t expect to drop points like this at home and be contenders this season.
9 (11) 1-1-1 4 pts. Four points in three road games isn’t bad but giving up three goals late is. Defensive changes need to happen fast or the next 7 road games won’t be fun.
10 (10) 1-2-0 3 pts. I didn’t bump them for the blowout loss in Colorado. They pretty much met every expectation I had for them going into that match.
11 (14) 1-1-1 4 pts. I’m not getting too far ahead of myself after seeing Columbus beat Dallas. It was a win, a deserving one at that but there are still too many issues with this club to get all excited over one victory.
12 (15) 1-1-1 4 pts. You can’t underestimate this club for a moment, that is one thing other clubs have to take note of here.
13 (8) 0-2-1 1 pts. Avoiding a red card has to be something that is on the club’s mind at the moment. Still, this club will turn around and sometimes you need a dig to the bottom of the pool to get where you need to go.
14 (12) 0-2-2 2 pts. Their offense is finally waking up and Mauro Rosales is a big reason for that. I can’t wait to see him play with Fredy Montero when Montero comes back from injury.
15 (13) 0-1-2 2 pts. Tally Hall continues to impress between the pipes but other than that there hasn’t been much to be excited about over this club so far.
16 (16) 1-1-1 4 pts. Getting rid of Dwayne De Rosario was probably a must for the club and they got a decent return too. Thing is they still have a ways to go before they’ll be worth bumping up here.
17 (18) 0-2-1 1 pts. The tie on the road was a decent step forward for the new MLS club. Plus the win in the US Open Cup made for a nice week overall.
18 (17) 0-2-1 1 pts. If they can beat Columbus this weekend then I think the tide will be turning for them, thing is they had their chances in Toronto but still failed to do anything with them.