MLS Power Rankings: Week 22

MLS Power Rankings: Week 22

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 16, 2011
  • 2011 MLS Power Rankings, 2011 MLS Season, 2011 Week 22

For the first time in a couple months it seems as though the Power Rankings have seen a good deal of movement. No new number one team, or even a change in the top three but one Eastern Conference club is sneaking up the standings while the rest of that conference continues to be a jumbled mess.

Anyways, here is where we stand after an exciting week 22.

Team Rank Record (W-L-T) Comments
1 (1) 13-3-9 48 pts. So Robbie Keane everyone. It is MLS Cup or bust.
2 (2) 11-5-9 42 pts. Missed a PK and then had one not go their way late in the game, still, this was a game the Sounders should have won.
3 (3) 12-6-7 43 pts. Blew yet another chance at three points on the road. However, the addition of Maicon Santos has been a nice addition to this offense.
4 (5) 10-7-7 37 pts. Gonna say it right now, if the Crew win the Eastern Conference, Robert Warzycha deserves the coach of the year nod.
5 (7) 10-6-10 40 pts. Hard to believe how well this club has played without Conor Casey. Also, how about Drew Moor’s iron man streak, 67 consective regular season games going the full 90.
6 (4) 10-6-6 36 pts. I normally don’t worry so much about a loss on the road but losing in Toronto suggests some issues with this side. No road wins since the beginning of the year and with three of the next four away from Rio Tinto, things could get very interesting here with this team.
7 (6) 8-5-10 34 pts. The Union were possibly gifted two PKs against Dallas but in the end they just couldn’t get by Kevin Hartman. Though if they land Juan Pablo Angel this week, I think their fortunes will be reversed a bit.
8 (11) 7-6-9 30 pts. D.C.’s offense is alive and well right now. Dwayne De Rosario is the key reason for it too. If he isn’t a MVP candidate right now then something is wrong with this world.
9 (10) 7-8-9 30 pts. A respectible result in Seattle. Thing is now, this club cannot afford to drop easy points. With KC, DC and Houston all lerking around them, the Goats have to get the job done if they want to see playoff soccer.
10 (8) 7-7-9 30 pts. Off for this week since their LA game was rescheduled for Labor Day.
11 (9) 6-6-13 31 pts. Hard to believe the way this season is going for New York. Then again with no depth and a weak spot in the defense getting exposed each week it isn’t surprisng to see this club heading towards the brink of no playoffs.
12 (12) 7-7-10 31 pts. Carlo Costly didn’t much but the Dynamo got plenty out of Adam Moffat and Brian Ching. Gotta think the Dynamo love being in the Eastern Conference right now.
13 (13) 7-11-5 26 pts. Kenny Cooper just doesn’t fit with this club, does he? His big misses late in front of the Dynamo goal have me thinking he’d be better off on another club in this league.
14 (16) 4-11-11 23 pts. Lineup shifts help give the Reds three big points over a good RSL club. Still feel like this club is playing for next year though.
15 (15) 4-11-9 21 pts. Just a club going in the wrong direction here.
16 (17) 5-9-10 25 pts. No big reinforcements on the way this year for the Quakes (yeah they have one South American coming) have me believing this club is playing for a mid-level first round pick in next January’s draft now.
17 (18) 2-7-14 20 pts. Didn’t believe 14 draws in 23 games would be possible but this Chicago team has proven that it is.
18 (17) 3-12-9 18 pts. Just an ugly game in D.C. for this bunch.
  • MrTuktoyaktuk

    Some of us TFC supporters assumed everything this year was about next year, but getting hopeful that we are getting a sneak preview of what this line up could be. We are one or two signing away from having a solid squad. More and more it is becoming clear the rainmaker is Paul Mariner. Many more pluses than minuses in terms of new people coming in.

    • If the defense improves this team has all the makings of being a winner. The offense with this club right now is looking very good, very confident and very dangerous.