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MLS Power Rankings

1-New England

Steve Nicol’s team is perhaps the only side that can be counted on game and game out to give a credible effort even when fighting injury.2-Toronto FC Two points dropped at home, but a credible performance in which Columbus was clearly outclassed and using negative tactics.3-Columbus A completely lackluster effort against TFC at BMO Field demonstrates that Columbus is not at the mountain top just yet.4- Chicago Losing it late at home regardless of weather and opponent is not a recipe for a championship club.5-New York Despite having arguably the worst squad on paper, this team continues to impress. Danleigh Borman has been quite a find down the left flank. Jozy Altidore however has not been impressive.6- Houston Here come the champions. Rico Clark and DeRo have shown the last two weeks why they are the best offensive/defensive central midfield combination in MLS.7-Colorado A lackluster first half in the Rocky Mountain Cup match gave way to an inspired second half. Omar Cummings is really turning into an exciting and dangerous player.8-Kansas City The Wizards have fizzled out after a hot start and look decidedly uninspiring at the moment.9-LA Galaxy Edson Buddle hat trick and, no Beckham or Donovan goals? Boy those things could never happen here?10-Real Salt Lake No club is doing less with more than Real Salt Lake. Jason Kreis is still learning how to be a manager and some parts like Kenny Deucher are underwhelming11-Chivas USA Preki’s tactical change placing Atiba Harris out wide to the right side in a 4-3-3 was a stroke of brilliance.12- FC Dallas This team is turning in one disgraceful effort after another following a hot start. The points the Hoops left on the table in their first two matches are a strong indicator of how little character this side has. Sacking Steve Morrow won’t solve anything for this rag tag bunch.13-San Jose When you build from the back and you still cannot stop anyone other than the inept Hoops, you have problems.14- DC United Everything Kevin Payne has tried the last ten months has failed: Miserably. The MLS signature club at the bottom of the rankings. Perhaps Club America and DC United should have a face off?

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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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