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MLS Power Rankings, Week 1: Seattle and LA open strong

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In our first edition of the 2015 Power Rankings, it's the Seattle Sounders and Los Angeles Galaxy that have started the season out in front.

This is as high as the Rapids will get in this article.
This is as high as the Rapids will get in this article.
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The Black and Red United power rankings have returned for the 2015 season, a chance each week to judge the rest of the league however we see fit.  It's hard to do real judging after the first week of matches, but we're going to do it anyway!

The two teams that started (LA Galaxy) and ended (Seattle Sounders) the weekend are the teams starting out of the gates at the top, and there are a couple other teams that showed a lot in their opening round.  What teams came out the blocks on fire and which teams left something to be desired?  Hit the comments to tell us who you think is the creme of the crop after 90 minutes of play by each team.

Rank

LW

Team

Points

Games Played

Comment

1

--

Seattle Sounders

3

1

Seattle had the best game of the weekend. Deuce and Martins are the best attacking duo in MLS

2

--

LA Galaxy

3

1

The defending champs (yuck) didn't miss a beat.

3

--

Toronto FC

3

1

Wow...Jozy Altidore is back, y'all, and this Toronto team can play.

4

--

D.C. United

3

1

Despite injuries and suspension to several key players, beat a team they were supposed to beat. Wait until they're at full strength...

5

--

FC Dallas

3

1

Needed injury time, but got the 3 points against San Jose.

6

--

Sporting Kansas City

1

1

Entertaining game and probably should have won.

7

--

New England Revolution

0

1

Despite getting thumped, they're way better than they played Sunday night.

8

--

Orlando City SC

1

1

Team is built for success, exciting draw in front of 62,500+ purple-clad fans

9

--

New York City FC

1

1

Surprised me with their play. The Mix Diskerud/David Villa combo will be special to watch

10

--

New York Red Bulls

1

1

Dax McCarty is their leader, but who will step up to contribute offense consistently?

11

--

Houston Dynamo

3

1

Ugly but effective, Houston gets the first 3 points in the Owen Coyle era.

12

--

Portland Timbers

1

1

Hard fought draw, but probably deserved the win.

13

--

Real Salt Lake

1

1

Tough road point at Portland, one of the toughest places to play.

14

--

Columbus Crew SC

0

1

They were the aggressor against Houston, but couldn't find the net

15

--

Vancouver Whitecaps

0

1

Started off hot, then TFC blew their doors off and exposed some serious defensive weaknesses.

16

--

Philadelphia Union

1

1

Should have got 3 points against Colorado, but disappointed home fans by letting their chances slip through the cracks.

17

--

Chicago Fire

0

1

Chicago didn't stand a chance against the Galaxy.

18

--

San Jose Earthquakes

0

1

San Jose looks like they're really going to struggle for goals this season.

19

--

Montreal Impact

0

1

Looked listless against D.C. United, they clearly are putting their eggs in the CONCACAF Champions League basket.

20

--

Colorado Rapids

1

1

Somehow pulled off the draw, but it's going to be a long season for them. And since Chivas USA is no longer in MLS, sorry Rapids, you really are at the bottom.