MLS Power Rankings: Week 18

MLS Power Rankings: Week 18

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 19, 2011
  • 2011 MLS Power Rankings, 2011 MLS Season, 2011 Week 18

Another week down in MLS and another week that the draws keep most of the clubs where they were a week ago. Only a couple movers in this week’s rankings as Seattle leaped over Dallas, Portland moved up and Colorado began their fall further down.

Hopefully next week we start seeing some changes again as the schedule gets fairly crowded with midweek games and weekend games before the All-Star “break” next week.

Team Rank Record (W-L-T) Comments
1 (1) 10-2-9 39 pts. Off in the league this past week but got beaten by Real Madrid in the WFC. No need to bump them down for losing a friendly.
2 (3) 10-4-8 38 pts. Its hard not to be impressed by the Sounders here as of late. The defense could use some work but the offense seems to be coming together nicely with Fredy Montero producing again.
3 (2) 10-5-5 35 pts. Injuries are starting to take their toll on this club. I’d expect Dallas to start making some moves here as their schedule continues to get crazy. Two road games this week will say a whole lot about this club.
4 (4) 8-3-6 30 pts. No game due to the heavy rain and the soaked field in Vancouver. Honestly, RSL deserves some sort of compensation for not getting to play that game. Not three points but at least something.
5 (5) 8-4-7 31 pts. Sometimes its good to play a team that has no offense or bite in the midfield. Philly handled New England like they were an expansion team.
6 (6) 6-4-11 29 pts. Nice debut for keeper Frank Rost. Still, these draws could come back and haunt them before long.
7 (7) 5-6-8 23 pts. Only three more road games…left on the season. Yup, KC has the chance to do some real damage in the standings with all of these home games coming up. Time to take advantage of them.
8 (8) 7-5-7 28 pts. Love the move to get Toni Tchani in and dump two guys that weren’t getting PT anyways. Tchani will add depth, skill and both offense and defense to this club through the midfield. I gotta say I love what the Crew are doing with their roster these days.
9 (10) 5-6-9 24 pts. Tally Hall, Corey Ashe and Geoff Cameron are all All-Stars. Rightfully so as this club continues to improve.
10 (11) 5-5-8 23 pts. A draw in Dallas these days is not easy, especially a scoreless one. DC still at work at changing their roster into one of the most American ones the league has ever seen. Only three internationals on the team and two of them are Canadian. Gone are the days of the wasted South American players on this squad.
11 (9) 6-6-9 27 pts. I’ll say it again, this just isn’t the Rapids’ year.
12 (10) 5-5-8 23 pts. Yet another scoreless draw but with new additions on the roster from Toronto coming in, look for changes to be made and improvement to start.
13 (14) 5-7-8 23 pts. Shutting out the mighty Red Bull offense is just what Robin Fraser was hoping for. Now time to get their offense going again.
14 (15) 6-9-3 21 pts. Don’t count these Timbers out just yet. The first road win proves they can still get it done, even if it isn’t pretty.
15 (14) 2-6-12 18 pts. Tough blow for the Fire but really, what do you expect when this club has zero offense to counter people with.
16 (16) 3-9-7 16 pts. Another drubbing as the offense lacked any bite and the midfield looked lost without Shalrie Joseph.
17 (17) 3-9-9 18 pts. Time to put up for shut up with all these new additions. I wonder if everyone is wearing name tags here to get to know one another.
18 (18) 2-10-8 14 pts. Such a same how they favored a big friendly over league play.
  • Noemail

    LA losing the friendly was putting it very nicely.