MLS Power Rankings: Week 11

MLS Power Rankings: Week 11

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On May 31, 2011
  • 6 Comments
  • 2011 MLS Power Rankings, 2011 MLS Season, 2011 Week 11

And we’re back. After the much deserved day off here it’s time to get back in the swing of things and take a quick look at what happened in week 11 in Major League Soccer. With so many games there was a good amount of movement in the rankings here.

Big moves this week were RSL moving down, Dallas moving up. Toronto falling to the bottom while Kansas City seeing a little light at the end of the long road tunnel.

Team Rank Record (W-L-T) Comments
1 (1) 8-1-5 29 pts. Nearly half way through their schedule (seriously they’ve played 15 games) and they’re nearly at 30 points. Can’t be shocked by the way they’re going at the moment. How will the play without Landon Donovan though is the big question.
2 (4) 6-3-4 22 pts. Disapointing not to get the full six points on the road this past wee but given the amount of travel involved in the week four points isn’t a bad thing. Unbeaten in their last eight, Dallas is the only team not hit with any callups in the coming weeks. Time to see if they can continue this streak.
3 (2) 5-2-2 17 pts. Panic starting to set in up in Salt Lake? Their long 29-game unbeaten run at home in league play is now over.
4 (4) 5-4-5 20 pts. The loss at home against Dallas kept them from jumping RSL here but getting that big win on the road was vital for Sigi Schmid.
5 (3) 4-2-6 18 pts. Not losing games but not winning them either. This is a huge month for this side given all the callups. Put up or shutup time for Hans Backe.
6 (6) 6-3-2 20 pts. Bam! Now there is the offense we expected to see this season. Getting Danny Mwanga and Sebastien Le Toux on the same page was key for that six goal outburst.
7 (7) 4-3-6 19 pts. Wanted to drop them but saw no one else to put above them here. At least Conor Casey is getting back to his old scoring ways.
8 (9) 3-4-4 13 pts. I knew the game in Columbus was going to be wild but wow. Robin Fraser was happy with the draw and he should be.
9 (10) 3-4-6 15 pts. Sure they lost in LA this past week but the effort to get the draw against their rivals while being a man-down was big for this side.
10 (8) 5-4-2 17 pts. Can’t be too shocked with the first loss at home here as the defense started to look like it did earlier in the season here. John Spencer needs to go back to the drawing board with his defense if he wants to stay up in the playoff race.
11 (11) 3-3-5 14 pts. Unlucky once again not to get three points at home but seeing Andres Mendoza finally get on the board has to be a good thing for this club. Having their DP finally score like one has to be a positive thing.
12 (13) 4-4-3 15 pts. The young, injury-rattled side did the unthinkable by winning at JELD-WEN Field. Huge boost for Ben Olsen’s side.
13 (12) 3-4-4 13 pts. All the good hype of an unbeaten run turns sour when they fail to get three points yet again at Chicago.
14 (14) 3-5-4 13 pts. Unlucky not to get a result against the Galaxy this time around at home.
15 (16) 1-4-6 9 pts. Carlos de los Cobos is out signals better things on the horizon. It only goes up from here considering they haven’t won since March.
16 (18) 1-6-2 5 pts. Not a bad week for SKC, a big win in the USOC against New England followed by a road draw in Colorado. Only one more road game left before the big home opener.
17 (17) 1-5-6 9 pts. Well Teitor Thordason is now the first coach to get canned this season. We shouldn’t be too shocked though considering the high expectations going into the season from him.
18 (15) 2-5-6 11 pts. Give up six goals at home and of course you’re going to drop to the bottom. As Vancouver canned their coach this week, most will wonder how long it will take Toronto to follow suit.
  • Dave

    Usually I comment here to complain the TFC is too low, lately they’ve been just right, and today is no exception, bottom is where they should be. That said, if Toronto fires Winter anytime soon, I’ll seriously have to re-think following them. What’s their plan, 7 coaches in 5 years? That’s exactly how you build a winning team. Let the man have at least 2 full seasons!

    • I totally understand Dave. I’ve said a few times this year that TFC just needs to give Winter time, that’s the only way to build a winner there.

  • Nic Burke

    Seattle had no call ups also on the FCD note :).

  • Yup…I agree. You guys are doing a spot om job with the rankings!