MLS Power Rankings: 2011 Week 6

MLS Power Rankings: 2011 Week 6

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 26, 2011
  • 1 Comments
  • 2011 MLS Power Rankings, 2011 MLS Season, 2011 Week 6

Week six was a fairly educational week for MLS. We learned that both LA and New York are definitely here to stay as contenders with Real Salt Lake. And we also saw a couple middle tier clubs move up the path a little bit with big results. Still some injuries to key players overshadowed the weekend.

Team Rank Record (W-L-T) Comments
1 (1) 4-0-0 12 pts. One hill has been climbed in getting a result in Mexico, the big mountain comes this week though at home against Monterry.
2 (2) 4-1-3 15 pts. The giant looked awake this time around. Having all three DPs in lineup against Portland was good to see but more importantly seeing Landon Donovan get on the boards (twice) was great to see.
3 (3) 3-1-2 11 pts. I think all the talk about Thierry Henry not having his heart in things with MLS and NY have been put to rest. Last two games, the club has scored seven goals, a few of those have come from Henry.
4 (4) 3-1-1 10 pts. How about that game against Real Salt Lake? Oh wait, yeah that didn’t happen. But good on them to help take one for the team and move the game to later in the year so RSL could concentrate on CCL matters.
5 (6) 2-2-3 9 pts. Just heart breaking to see Steve Zakuani go down but I do think they have some quality players in place that can help them out. Just wonder how they’ll be in the long run without him though.
6 (4) 3-3-0 9 pts. Its been a rough couple weeks for Gary Smith’s club but I still have trouble moving them further down than this. It may have something to do with the fact that other clubs below them still aren’t stepping up to jump them here. Goals will come soon enough for this team and their rut will end.
7 (8) 2-1-3 9 pts. I view the Dynamo and the Crew about the same way. Neither are great but both are doing well enough to see a five-game unbeaten run right now.
8 (9) 2-1-3 9 pts. See Houston.
9 (12) 2-3-1 7 pts. Good news, the club got a nice road win. Bad news, they lost their MVP for at least the next two months, if not longer. Got a feeling they won’t last too long in the top ten without David Ferreira.
10 (7) 2-3-1 7 pts. Getting hammered at home usually means you lower a club a lot but let’s face it, I’m pretty sure anyone south of D.C. here in this list would have gotten clobbered by New York in the same manner.
11 (15) 2-2-3 9 pts. I’ll admit, though I’ve been down on the Revs lately they looked much better this past weekend. Adding Rajko Lekic and Benny Feilhaber have a lot to do with that too.
12 (10) 1-3-2 5 pts. There definitely is some issues going on by the Bay with this club. Winless through its first four home games and after losing to Chivas (giving them their first win of hte year), the players aren’t happy. Time for some changes by Frank Yallop.
13 (11) 2-3-1 7 pts. We knew they’d come crashing back to reality this past weekend in LA. With so many defensive issues in Portland, the Timbers gotta hope they just win all their home games from here out.
14 (13) 1-3-1 4 pts. They were a bit unlucky in New England with the red card and all. At least they’ll be getting Ryan Smith back, that has to help their attack out a good bit here. Now if they could only do something about their defense.
15 (14) 1-3-2 5 pts. Bright spot continues to be Diego Chaves, but the down fall continues to be their lack of a quality midfield link between their attack and their defense. Just no possession is exposing this club left and right.
16 (18) 1-2-3 6 pts. Nice first win of the season and really the club is playing better. A four-game unbeaten run is proving that the slow start for Robin Fraser could be leading into better things. Still, they do have a long way to go here.
17 (16) 1-3-3 6 pts. Remember when they were all the buzz back in March? Seems like ages ago.
18 (17) 1-2-4 7 pts. Really thought they were on their way to getting a win over Columbus in the first half when Toni Tchani scored the game’s first goal. Boy did that thought ever go away when he got his second yellow card for his celebration.
  • Dave

    I find it odd that the Crew tie TFC after being up a man for 45mins and goes up one spot, and TFC tie the game being down one man for 45mins and go down one spot.