MLS Week 24: Power Rankings

MLS Week 24: Power Rankings

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 30, 2011
  • 2 Comments
  • 2011 MLS Power Rankings, 2011 MLS Season, 2011 Week 24, Features

Hurricane Irene wrecked the east coast and did a little number in these MLS Power Rankings. Between the top clubs winning and most of the teams in the middle not playing due to the hurricane, there wasn’t a lot of movement. Still, Seattle and Dallas made a statement this past week that they are still in the Supporter’s Shield race. Here’s where things stand.

Team Rank Record (W-L-T) Comments
1 (1) 14-3-9 51 pts. Hurricane Irene postponed their big match in NY with the Red Bulls but it did allow Bruce Arena to use some of his main guys in the CCL.
2 (2) 13-5-9 48 pts. Things couldn’t be going that much better for the Rave Green. A big win in league play and an even bigger win in Mexico last week. Safe to say these Sounders are still in the Supporter’s Shield race.
3 (4) 13-7-7 46 pts. Brek Shea is magic, simple as that. His two assists helped turn a rather bad match into a very memorable one for Dallas in Kansas City.
4 (3) 11-8-7 40 pts. That was just ugly. No getting around it, this defense looks nothing like it should when Julis James is out of the lineup.
5 (5) 10-7-11 41 pts. Fatigue could have been an issue in Chicago for the Rapids. Not the best time to drop points considering Dallas and Seattle had big wins.
6 (6) 11-7-6 39 pts. Gutsy win for RSL after losing four of five games.
7 (7) 9-8-9 30 pts. Things looked great for 70 minutes but SKC’s lack of discipline in the back showed this club still has a long, long way to go.
8 (8) 8-6-10 34 pts. No game due to the hurricane. Probably a good thing considering the club still needs time to get used to Freddy Adu.
9 (9) 8-8-11 35 pts. And still no road wins. I should bump them down but considering most of the clubs around them didn’t play this past week, I’m giving them a pass on it.
10 (10) 7-9-10 31 pts. The loss at home to a 10-man RSL squad was bad but the injury to Health Pearce could have wrecked any hopes of a playoff trip this year.
11 (11) 7-7-10 31 pts. Fun week in D.C., an earthquake followed by a hurricane. Believe it or not but the Black-and-Red won’t see the field again until September 10 against Chivas.
12 (12) 6-6-14 32 pts. Probably the one club that needed the week off was New York. Hurricane Irene may very well save their season in a way since the time that they will face the Galaxy rolls around, the club should have Luke Rodgers and Frank Rost back.
13 (13) 9-11-5 32 pts. No game and no where else to go in these rankings right now for the Timbers.
14 (16) 4-7-15 27 pts. Don’t look now, but the Fire are still very much finding a way to be in the playoff hunt. A couple more wins like they’ve been getting and we could see them sneak into the post season here.
15 (14) 4-11-11 23 pts. Probably a good time to have an off week, the club has some new faces that still need to get used to their new club.
16 (15) 4-12-12 24 pts. The Reds looked well on their way to a tough 1-0 win at home when their defense came up lame once again.
17 (18) 4-13-9 21 pts. Late goals like ones from Shea Salines could really help build some momentum going into the off season for this club.
18 (17) 5-10-11 26 pts. The Quakes need a reboot. A 13-game winless streak has this club going in the wrong direction.
  • Camerjones

    Timbers are 9-12-5, with 32 points, BTW.