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Originally published September 3, 2013 at 5:02 PM | Page modified September 3, 2013 at 5:53 PM

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Joshua Mayers’ MLS power rankings

Sounders FC moves up to No. 3.

Joshua Mayers’ MLS power rankings
Last week's rankings in parentheses
1 (1)L.A. GalaxyIs reigning Player of the Week Robbie Keane (12 goals, 10 assists) the MVP favorite?
2 (2)Real Salt LakeJavier Morales’ seventh goal, matching a career high, was a bicycle kick to remember
3 (5)Sounders FCSoaring with five wins in six and could make up more ground playing twice this week
4 (4)MontrealHas been shut out twice since July 20 but held its opponents scoreless each time, as well
5 (7)N.Y. Red BullsThierry Henry was benched after a reported clash in practice with coach Mike Petke
6 (8)Sporting K.C.Long-term gains trumped short-term strength in selling Kei Kamara to a team in England
7 (3)PortlandBack-to-back losses to Seattle and RSL dropped Caleb Porter and Co. to fifth place
8 (6)ColoradoPlayoff race will be tight, and all remaining games are against Western Conf. opponents
9 (10)New EnglandYoungsters Kelyn Rowe and Diego Fagundez have combined for 14 goals, 13 assists
10 (11)PhiladelphiaHasn’t won any of its last three games, but has earned three shutouts in its last four
11 (12)ChicagoHeads to Seattle this weekend as the only MLS team that has never beaten the Sounders
12 (14)HoustonNot a bad week with a CCL win, stoppage-time equalizer on the road against Chicago
13 (9)San JoseLate-season surge hit a humbling halt Saturday with a 3-0 drubbing on the road at L.A.
14 (13)FC DallasBack from a bye without red-hot Blas Perez (4G, 2A in four games) due to international duty
15 (15)VancouverFalling out of playoff contention with a 1-4-2 streak, dropping points at home to Chivas
16 (16)ColumbusLosing to the Sounders was the final game for Robert Warzycha, who was fired Monday
17 (17)Chivas USAErick “Cubo” Torres has four goals in two games, including a sensational bicycle kick
18 (18)Toronto FCIt has been another season to forget (aren’t they all?) but still could be a dangerous spoiler
19 (19)D.C. United

Goal differential is -27; the next three worst teams in the East have a combined -22 GD

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