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MLS Power Rankings, Week 10: The once and future kings

Real Salt Lake is back on top of the MLS Power Rankings, but who is nipping at their heels?

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To the surprise of no one, Real Salt Lake is back atop our MLS power rankings. With a weird weekend in MLS, though, how did the rest of the league shake out?

Rank LW Team Points Games played PPG Comment
1 2 Real Salt Lake 20 10 2 RSL reclaims their spot, have no losses yet this year
2 3 Sporting Kansas City 17 10 1.7 Still looking good, but if Uri Rossell leaves...
3 5 Vancouver Whitecaps 16 10 1.6 Still don't trust you
4 1 Seattle Sounders 22 11 2 A stinging loss, and now three players gone for the World Cup
5 4 Colorado Rapids 15 10 1.5 Should be lower, but the shifting math didn't work
6 11 New England Revolution 17 10 1.7 The Revs have finally figured it out this season
7 13 D.C. United 14 9 1.56 Theme for these power rankings: widely over-reacting to D.C. United's results
8 9 New York Red Bulls 14 11 1.27 Still very choppy this season
9 8 Houston Dynamo 14 11 1.27 Not a believer in the Dyanmo, at least in the regular season
10 7 FC Dallas 16 11 1.45 The loss of Mauro Diaz (and now Hendry Thomas) has crushed them
11 16 San Jose Earthquakes 10 9 1.11 Quakes slowly struggling to life
12 12 LA Galaxy 9 7 1.29 Still shocked by the paucity of games they've played
13 10 Toronto FC 9 7 1.29 Three losses in a row? And now Bradley is gone?
14 6 Columbus Crew 12 10 1.2 Don't look now, but the Crew are currently in a free fall
15 15 Philadelphia Union 11 12 0.92 Beating the Sporks on only a few days rest is not enough, yet
16 14 Portland Timbers 9 10 0.9 Can't build on the success of beating DCU
17 17 Chicago Fire 9 9 1 If Harry Shipp keeps playing like that, they'll jump up
18 19 Chivas USA 9 10 0.9 A win gets you off the bottom
19 18 Montreal Impact 6 9 0.67 Will Montreal pull a Canadian 2013 DC United? (Also known as a TFC)