MLS Power Rankings: Week 28

MLS Power Rankings: Week 28

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 27, 2011
  • 2011 MLS Power Rankings, 2011 MLS Season, 2011 Week 28, Features

We are getting towards the end of the season here in Major League Soccer. The power rankings are getting towards the end of the year as well as we’ll probably only do one or two more weeks of these.

Not too many big changes in the rankings here. FC Dallas continues to fall while Houston moves up a bit.

Team Rank Record (W-L-T) Comments
1 (1) 17-3-10 61 pts. LA nears in on their second straight Supporter’s Shield here this week.
2 (2) 15-6-9 54 pts. The lovely Cascadia Cup is all their’s now. First trophy down, USOC could be next.
3 (3) 15-8-6 51 pts. The New York win looked great but did they even care about playing DC over the weekend? Could the loss be a momentum killer?
4 (5) 10-9-11 41 pts. You do have to wonder, can this club actually close out games? Right now, it doesn’t seem like it.
5 (4) 13-10-7 46 pts. Nothing going right for FC Dallas but their remaining schedule could set them up nicely if they can find their offense again.
6 (6) 9-7-13 40 pts. Quality draw in KC in the midweek. The big positive thing is seeing Sebastien Le Toux get hot here as of late. As he goes, so will this club.
7 (9) 10-7-11 42 pts. A first place club in the Eastern Conference? They will tell you they don’t feel that way but getting their first road win was huge in Dallas. Oh yeah, Brad Davis now has 14 assists on the season. Can he get some MVP love?
8 (8) 10-9-12 42 pts. Another draw and lackluster performance by the Rapids. A big game with FC Dallas this week though could help lift them up in the standings here.
9 (11) 9-8-11 38 pts. With games-in-hand, United is coming on strong. Dwayne De Rosario continues to add to his MVP campaign.
10 (7) 11-10-8 41 pts. Big match with SKC this week will determine whether or not the Crew stay in the auto-bid area in the East or if they’ll slip into the wild card zone.
11 (12) 8-7-15 39 pts. Still holding on to that 10th and final playoff spot. You have to wonder, will Hans Backe just say screw it and not play Rafa Marquez in the back anymore. The club is clearly better without him in the defense.
12 (10) 10-13-7 37 pts. With three of their final four on the road, the playoff chances for the Timbers has gone dramatically down here.
13 (13) 8-12-11 35 pts. A late push here? Probably too little too late to get their first win since late July.
14 (15) 6-8-15 33 pts. Weird to not be able to move this club up more than one spot even though they’ve won four of their last five.
15 (14) 6-13-12 30 pts. It is CCL knockout round or bust now for this club.
16 (16) 5-13-12 27 pts. This club is toast.
17 (17) 6-11-13 31 pts. No quite eliminated but they’re pretty much on the brink.
18 (18) 4-15-10 22 pts. Officially elimiinated here, time to open up BC Place and be a spoiler.