MLS Week 26 Power Rankings

MLS Week 26 Power Rankings

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 13, 2011
  • 2011 MLS Power Rankings, 2011 MLS Season, 2011 Week 26, Features

After having a week off from doing the rankings, we’re back and with plenty of changes.

Still no new teams in the top three but don’t be surprised to see Real Salt Lake inch their way into that mix. They’re one point behind Dallas right now in the league standings and another win (and slip-up by Dallas) will certainly help push them forward.

The middle of the pack continues to move around ¬†good deal but overall we’re seeing exactly who will be in and who will be out.

Team Rank Record (W-L-T) Comments
1 (1) 15-3-10 55 pts. They are the first to punch their ticket to the post season. Next step, reach 60 points and claim the Supporter’s Shield.
2 (2) 13-6-9 48 pts. A setback for sure against RSL on Satruday but that game would have been different had the center official not called it the way he did.
3 (3) 13-8-7 46 pts. I think it was safe to say that we knew Brek Shea would eventually hit a wall like he did against New England. Time for Dallas to regroup with some big home games coming up.
4 (6) 13-7-6 45 pts. Against all the odds this RSL squad showed up and got three big points in Seattle. That game in hand they have is majority important now for RSL. Winners of their last three and they are finally making them count.
5 (7) 10-8-10 40 pts. Now tied atop the Eastern Conference with Columbus, it looks like this could be the only club out of the East that could make any real noise this fall.
6 (5) 10-8-11 41 pts. Pretty sure the LA match could have gone a little differently had Drew Moor been in the back. His absense was certainly missed.
7 (4) 11-9-7 40 pts. Something be broke with this defense. Ten goals in the last two games show that we can’t call the Crew the top dogs in the East just yet.
8 (8) 8-6-12 36 pts. Two straight draws and no wins since July 17. Yet somehow they are still in the playoff discussion.
9 (11) 8-7-10 34 pts. Charlie Davies, remember him? Good to see him score a hat trick just when DC needed him to.
10 (9) 8-9-11 35 pts. Looked rather dreadful agianst KC. Nothing else to really say about them than that. Still no wins on the road too.
11 (13) 9-12-6 33 pts. I think John Spencer will take the roat point in Philadelphia. With two home games coming up, they have to get six points and nothing else to reach the playoffs.
12 (10) 7-11-10 31 pts. I think I am close to writting off this club for the playoffs this season.
13 (12) 6-6-15 33 pts. No wins still in two and a half months. What a mess.
14 (16) 5-12-12 27 pts. First win in Columbus against their rivals. They still appear to be a club more focused on the CCL than the regular season to me but saying that they have loads of potential for next year already here.
15 (15) 5-11-11 27 pts. The 4-4 draw in Philadelphia probably quickly left their train of thought when they beat Dallas 2-0.
16 (14) 4-7-15 27 pts. The loss at San Jose killed their momentum. All that playoff talk last week quickly died.
17 (18) 6-10-11 29 pts. Finally got a win to end a 13-game winless run. I just wonder if it was too little too late for them.
18 (17) 4-13-10 22 pts. I knew it wouldn’t be long before Vancouver came back down here. Still, their defense has improved a lot in recent games with Jay DeMerit and Alain Rochat finally healthy at the same time.