No, not much changed this week in the MLS Power Rankings. RSL are still on top by our count. But would an FC Dallas win over Colorado next weekend change our tune? Perhaps. Or maybe the RBNY-RSL matchup at Red Bull Arena this week could be the one to send shockwaves through the rankings.
A performance like the one in Foxborough won't cut it at RBA. Saturday is their chance to prove the No. 1 spot is theirs.
(14-4-9, 51 pts.) Last: Tied TFC, 0-0 (CCL), Beat NE, 2-1 [WATCH] Next: Saturday at NY
The USMNT call-up for Brek Shea is what MLS fans were waiting for. Here's hoping he gets his first cap.
(12-2-13, 49 pts.) Last: Beat CHI, 3-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs. COL
See RSL above. Another sloppy game won't do against the champs, and the Bulls need Rafa back muy pronto.
(14-8-5, 47 pts.) Last: Beat KC, 1-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs. RSL
Cheers to Edson Buddle, whose 15th goal of the season was actually more impressive than David Beckham's blast.
(16-6-5, 53 pts.) Last: Beat CHV, 2-1 [WATCH] Next: Thursday at PHI
For the first time this season, the Crew seem vulnerable. They've only scored four goals in league play since the end of August.
(13-7-7, 46 pts.) Last: Lost to Municipal 2-1(CCL), Tied SJ, 0-0 [WATCH] Next: Tuesday at SEA (USOC), Friday at CHI
Is Blaise Nkufo the final ingredient? The Sounders are 7-0-1 in league play when the Swiss international has appeared.(12-7-6, 42 pts.) Last: Beat TOR, 3-2 [WATCH] Next: Tuesday vs. CLB (USOC), Saturday at KC
With a win and a KC loss this weekend, the Quakes' renaissance as a playoff team will be complete. But what a mystifying week of results.
We thought we knew the Rapids, but a home loss to D.C.? A statement is there for the making at Pizza Hut Park.
It's do-or-die time for the up-and-down Wizards, perhaps the most befuddling team of the season.(9-11-6, 33 pts.) Last: Lost to NY, 1-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs. SEA
Too bad one of De Ro's best offensive seasons still likely won't lead the Reds to the promised land.
(8-12-7, 31 pts.) Last: Tied RSL, 0-0 (CCL), Lost to SEA, 3-2 [WATCH] Next: Saturday at CHV
Oh, how far the Fire have fallen. In the past, an October matchup with the Crew decided playoff seeding; this year...?
Can we get a Most Improved Player award in MLS? If so, mold the statue in Sebastien Le Toux's image.
One of the Revs' best outings of the year went for naught against RSL. Where was that effort this summer?
(7-15-5, 26 pts.) Last: Lost to RSL, 2-1 [WATCH] Next: Sunday at HOU
The biggest positive in Houston? Pat Onstad is back after a scary collision that left us worried about a league hero.
(7-14-6, 27 pts.) Last: Tied PHI, 1-1 [WATCH] Next: Sunday vs. NE
There's no one we'd rather see get a USMNT call-up other than Braunaldinho. Maybe next time, kid.
(7-15-4, 25 pts.) Last: Lost to LA, 2-1 [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs TOR
A couple more wins like the one in Colorado, and the offseason rebuilding project doesn't seem so daunting.
(6-18-3, 21 pts.) Last: Beat COL, 1-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs. SJ