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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - Page updated at 07:30 p.m.

Joshua Mayers’ power rankings

Joshua Mayers’ MLS power rankings
Last week’s rankings in parentheses
1 (3)Sporting KCBenefited from some curiously long stoppage time at RSL, but that’s four wins in five.
2 (2) Portland Has earned 14 points on road (2-1-8) after earning just 19 in 2011-12 combined (3-21-10).
3 (1) Real Salt Lake

Suffered first loss since May 11, and coach Jason Kreis put blame on the ref .

4 (6)LA Galaxy

Youth shined against the Whitecaps with goals by homegrown products Villareal, Zardes.

5 (5) Montreal

Made a big move Tuesday with DP signing of Argentine midfielder Hernan Bernardello.

6 (4) Vancouver Will Golden Boot leader Camilo (13 goals) outscore lowly D.C. United (nine) this year?
7 (7) New York Two of its top scorers (Olave, Espindola) came via this weekend’s opponent: Salt Lake.
8 (8)FC Dallas

Gets a bye to figure out how to end MLS’s longest active scoreless streak: 360 minutes.

9 (9)Philadelphia

Boasts two of the league’s top assist men: Sebastien Le Toux (9), Sheanon Williams (7).

10 (11) Colorado

Could match its season-best six-game unbeaten streak Saturday against Los Angeles.

11 (10) Houston Twenty-two goals scored are by far the fewest of any team in playoff position.
12 (12) New England Kevin Alston back from leukemia treatment is one of the inspirational stories of the year.
13 (13) Sounders FC

Hosts last-place Chivas USA on Sunday having not lost to the Goats since 2009: 7-0-4.

14 (16) Chicago We finally had a Joel Lindpere sighting as he scored and had two assists in win over D.C.
15 (14) San Jose Won its last game without star forward Chris Wondolowski; can the Quakes do it again?
16 (15) Columbus

Six penalty-kick attempts are twice as many as any other team in the Eastern Conference.

17 (18) Chivas USA Win over the weekend has been overshadowed by HBO feature on alleged discrimination.
18 (17) Toronto FC Believe it or not, It has been more than a year since the team’s last home victory.
19 (19) DC United

Amid the struggles, Ben Olsen has become the longest-serving coach in franchise history.

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