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MLS Power Rankings May 12th

1- Columbus

A continued solid season thanks to some magic from Peter Nowak’s least favorite left sided midfielder, Robbie Rogers.

2- Chicago

Great to see the “almost” class of American talent: Rolfe, Barrett, Mapp and Thorrington excelling with the Fire. Oh and that Blanco guy, he is not that bad either!

3- Toronto FC

A week off to charge the batteries of an aging team that is as good as anyone in MLS right now.

4- New England

Now seriously, wouldn’t Preston be a waste of Taylor Twellman’s talent? I mean if Eddie Johnson can masquerade as a Premier League player I reckon Twellman shouldn’t be relegated to the Championship.

5- Red Bull NY

Osorio does it again, and Angel opens his 2008 account. Can you imagine what this team will be able to accomplish when they actually play on their own grass ground?

6- Kansas City

This team isn’t good enough without Davy Arnaud to compete in the top heavy east.

7- Colorado

This position is by default. Nice goal by Omar Cummings, another product of the Rapids Reserve side. (Memo to AEG and the Galaxy. Reserve sides are made of footballers not office employees)

8- Real Salt Lake

Still something doesn’t seem right with this team. On paper they should run away with the west given Houston and FC Dallas’ difficulties but even when they win I am left unconvinced. Perhaps my expectations were too high.

9- FC Dallas

Steve Morrow needs to dump the 3-5-2 or he maybe on the hot seat.

10- Houston

Still something doesn’t seem right with this team.

11- LA Galaxy

For all those people thinking this team had broken through, when was the last time a team with David Beckham on it dropped eight points at home in the first month and a half of the season?

12- San Jose

The Quakes are playing much better football than four points in six games would indicate.

13- DC United

Without Fred and Gallardo the Red and Black looked pathetic in the new VW kits.

14- Chivas USA

Now Jonathan Bornstien is out for several weeks. This team and franchise are sinking without a trace.

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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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One Response to MLS Power Rankings May 12th

  1. elopingcamel says:

    Let us all hold hands and pray that Chivas gets either relocated to Las Vegas or sold to the ownership group there. Please oh please oh please oh please…

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