MLS Power Rankings – Week 10. Another wild week of play that had a little bit of everything. Reverse ref sass in Colorado, internal strife in Columbus, in Houston we saw a team hit the soccer equivalent of absolute zero, Jake Gleeson fell out of his media constructed ivory tower, and the NYCFC boys are heating up.

  1. LA Galaxy (+1): Dominating performance with a lot of goals, a little nerves and some classic LA bright lights performances by the stars. Another beauty of a goal from Dos Santos, and a slow motion action packed sequence from Stevie G that brought us all back to the streets of Liverpool. This is a team you do not want to come up against at the moment. Now unbeaten in 8.
  2. Colorado Rapids (+1): Spectacular team at home, beating anyone that comes into their zone like a mother hen in the coop. Kevin Doyle, Jermaine Jones, Shkelzen Gashi and Zac “Timmy Jitters” MacMath, take your bows.
  3. Toronto FC (+3): Back home and it feels so good. New look BMO field was bouncing and the squad delivered a great performance against Dallas. Sebastian Giovinco with his standard low key performance of 10 shots, one attempt at chipping the goalie,and one 30 yard shot that came off the post. 4th clean sheet of the season for Clint Irwin as the defense continues to rain down blows on opposing offenses.
  4. Real Salt Lake (-3): Lost 1-0 to Colorado. Colorado is good, everyone now knows that. I have seen worse losses than this. I think RSL can rest easily knowing that Kyle Beckerman is prepared to do literally anything to get this team back in the W column.
  5. Montreal Impact (+3): Wild game against Columbus. The Impact showed great spirit, albeit against a broken team. Ignacio Piatti scored a great goal that had me flashing back to a 2009 Manchester United win on a Federico Macheda goal that may have result in a Nacho v. Kiko all time great name court case for copyright infringement
  6. FC Dallas (-1): There aren’t many situations more hopeless than strolling into Toronto to play them in their first home game of the season after they were away at sea for months. Add on their current goal scoring drought and getting a result here was as likely as a focaccia loaf going uneaten at Danny’s place
  7. San Jose ‘Quakes (–): Hey Wondo, nice game.
  8. Sporting Kansas City (-4): I’m not even going to say anything. You know what you’ve done.
  9. Philadelphia Union (–): Philly resting up this week to get scrappy with some Hollywood types.
  10. Seattle Sounders (+2): Great overall performance from the Sounders against the ‘Quakes. I saw glimpses of 2010 Dempsey, including a double fist punch 50 yard long snap after getting called for a debatable foul. Someone also may want to check on Jmo Smooth’s lateral ankle ligament after that shot for his goal.
  11. Portland Timbers (-1): This was bound to happen. After taking down Toronto with an extraordinary goalkeeping performance and a tight free kick the tepid Timbers chalk up a loss on the big board to the Whitecaps. The papes were ready to declare Gleeson pope. And then he got megged on a slow roller.
  12. Vancouver Whitecaps (+1): In a matchup dubbed the “One Half Power Rangers Element Storm” there was plenty of action for both sides.Vancouver may have found the key to beating the Timbers goalie Jake Gleeson who apparently can’t save the easy ones. Fun game to watch.
  13. Orlando City SC (-2): Lucky to get a point against the Red Bulls. Higuita sent off late after apparently a hit was put out on Sacha Kljestan who was taking schrapnel to his shins left and right.
  14. NYCFC (+4): Its official: NYCFC are streaking
  15. DC United (-1): Did not have a single shot on goal. Early reports were Pirlo had a pre-game photo shoot that left the DC  players in a state of utter disbelief
  16. New York Red Bulls (–): A draw against Orlando isn’t the worst thing in the world and they remain outside of the naughty zone of the standings. Only 5 points out of first place. Considering they lost 6 of their first 7 games I would say the red bulls may have some wings here.
  17. NE Revolution (–): Be proud of yourselves New England. The 3 goal comeback was almost complete if not for a cross bar and a Stevie G dazzler.
  18. Columbus Crew (-3): We now have a new candidate in the running for most famous America based folly. The situation that is the Columbus Crew dressing room is in line to take over from Seward. The Columbus Crew Folly welcome to the top spot of at least one ranking.
  19. Houston Dynamo (+1): 5000-1 odds to win their game against SKC.
  20. Chicago Fire (-1): Gotta play to stay out of the bottom, Chicago.