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Archives: MLS Power Rankings

MLS Power Rankings: A Better Statistical Approach

Posted on by Earl Reed

Over the last season or so, I’ve been considering the impact of statistics on the sport of soccer, and especially how we might use the numbers to exemplify Major League Soccer and its teams. If you’ve read this blog for … Continue reading

MLS – Predictions vs Reality

Posted on by Peter C

Way back in March, I wrote a post with links to the preseason predictions of some of the most widely read soccer pundits. Among the prognosticators that went so far as to designate playoff teams were Ives, a consolidation of … Continue reading

MLS First Kick – Hope springs eternal

Posted on by Peter C

Hope springs eternal. It’s a cry heard from sports fans at the beginning of every season and it’s no different for MLS fans. As a neutral, my hope is that we have a great competitive season and from all accounts, … Continue reading

MLS Power Rankings

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

1- New England Coming from a two goal deficit late to salvage a draw shows the character of a winner. 2- Chicago A week off and a week to focus on the possibility of brining in Brian McBride. But do … Continue reading

MLS Power Rankings

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

1-     New England Revs     The most likely side to feature in MLS Cup stole yet another road match. Matt Reis was simply scintillating in goal and if Bob Bradley wants to continue to deepen the goalkeeper pool, despite … Continue reading

MLS Power Rankings

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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 … Continue reading

MLS Power Rankings May 12th

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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. … Continue reading

MLS Power Rankings Week 6

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

John Thorrington’s memorable goal versus the Galaxy last season kick started what was previously an underwhelming career/Goal.com 1- Columbus Sigi Schmid has a team which I tipped as an MLS Cup contender last season in a position to contend for … Continue reading

MLS Power Rankings Week 5

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

1- New England From my vantage point this is clearly the best team in the league with the best shot of winning MLS Cup. Shalrie Joseph showed his quality once again this time in more of an advanced role given … Continue reading

MLS Power Rankings: Week Four

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

1- New England Yeah, yeah they are struggling. But what team is more likely to be in the MLS Cup right now? Besides, salvaging a point a man down at Giants Stadium was huge. A sign of a team’s character … Continue reading

MLS Power Rankings Week 3

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

  Injuries to DeRo’s mates have Houston near the bottom of the rankings for the time being/SI.com photos  1- Chicago A struggle versus San Jose but three points on the road makes it tough to argue. 2- Colorado Who are … Continue reading

MLS Power Rankings: Week Two

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

———————————————————->  Gomez’s trade left Gallardo and his monster salary to run the DC United midfield. The early returns have been promising for Colorado and mixed for DC United/SI photos.  Let me state it is early in the season and these … Continue reading

MLS Power Rankings : Week 1

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Welcome to the American Soccer Show MLS Power Rankings for 2008. This is the week one rankings. 1- DC United The two time defending supporters shield winners look for international glory this year in the CONCACAF Champions Cup. 2- Houston … Continue reading

Check it Out!

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Brant Parsons of the Orlando Sentinel and “The Other Football” podcast fame has an outstanding post on his Soccer blog today. As a Beatles fanatic I truly appreciate it. Check it out: http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_soccerblog/2007/05/todays_top_ten_.html#comments

MLS Power Poll

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

1. New England (11)2. Kansas City 3. Red Bull NY (1)4. FC Dallas5. Houston6. Colorado7. Chicago8. DC United9. LA Galaxy10. Chivas USA11. Columbus12. Toronto FC13. Real Salt Lake

MLS Power Poll

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

1. Kansas City (8)2. Red Bull NY (7)3. New England4. Chicago5. Houston (1)6. Dallas7. LA Galaxy8. Colorado9. Chivas USA10. DC United (Thanks, Sams Army…..you’re last place for DC moved them down from 7th to 10th…..please don’t abuse your voting privilege … Continue reading

MLS Power Rankings Week 5

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

We lost several voters this week and gained a few new ones. Anyway that may account for the shake up in the rankings, or perhaps two teams are now clearly better than the rest of the league. 1. CHICAGO (5)2. … Continue reading

MLS Power Rankings Changes

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Due to numerous requests the deadline for all future power poll rankings will be extended until Tuesday at Midnight PST. (Wednesday morning on the east coast.) I had initially anticipated only a handful of people voting but because of the … Continue reading