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MLS Power Rankings, Week 9: The kings abide

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The Seattle Sounders and Real Salt Lake continue to consolidate power at the top of the rankings.

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The Black and Red United power rankings are back, once again, to pass judgment over the league. Two teams currently stand above all others, with the Seattle Sounders and Real Salt Lake beginning to pull away from the rest of the league on quality. Can any of the other 17 teams catch them?

Rank LW Team Points Games played Comment
1 1 Seattle Sounders 22 10 Sounders have really turned it on the past few weeks
2 2 Real Salt Lake 17 9 Taking their time, doing their thing
3 5 Sporting Kansas City 14 8 The best of a currently scuffling bunch in the East
4 8 Colorado Rapids 15 9 The quietest good team out there
5 9 Vancouver Whitecaps 13 9 Don't abuse my new-found trust in you, 'Caps
6 3 Columbus Crew 12 9 Slidding back towards the pack
7 4 FC Dallas 16 10 Are the going to be the same without Mauro Diaz?
8 13 Houston Dynamo 14 10 Beating up on Chivas doesn't do much in my book
9 11 New York Red Bulls 14 10 I can't figure these guys out. Are they a good bad team or a bad good team?
10 6 Toronto FC 9 7 Still currently out of the playoffs
11 12 New England Revolution 14 9 Poised for a big jump up these rankings
12 7 LA Galaxy 8 6 Still shocked by the lack of games they've played
13 10 D.C. United 11 8 A good result against Philly would go a long way
14 19 Portland Timbers 8 9 Is this the start of something for PTFC?
15 15 Philadelphia Union 8 10 The knives are out for John Hackworth
16 16 San Jose Earthquakes 7 8 Curse of the Frank, part 1
17 14 Chicago Fire 6 8 Curse of the Frank, part 2
18 17 Montreal Impact 6 8 Curse of the Frank, part 3
19 18 Chivas USA 6 9 Welcome back to the bottom