SBI MLS Power Rankings

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 25

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The Montreal Impact just keep on winning, and keep on climbing up the SBI MLS Power Rankings.

The expansion team pushed their winning streak to five matches thanks to their comprehensive 3-0 victory against D.C. United. Patrice Bernier continued his outstanding season, helping the Impact push closer to a possible playoff spot.

Montreal isn't the only East team risin quickly through the rankings. The Columbus Crew have won three in a row thanks to the outstanding form of newcomers Jairo Arrieta and Federico Higuain. Wins against New England and Toronto FC have set up the Crew for a crucial showdown against Montreal at Stade Saputo, where the Impact have been virtually unstoppable.

There are risers, and there are fallers like the Chicago Fire and D.C. United, who both suffered defeats last week (though D.C. United did beat D.C. at mid-week). FC Dallas saw momentum taken away after a loss.

Here are this week's SBI MLS Power Rankings (as voted on by SBI staff):


1. (2) SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES (15-6-5, 50 points)


Last week: Beat Colorado, 4-1, last Saturday.

This week: Sunday vs. Chivas USA


2. (Last week — 1) SPORTING KANSAS CITY (14-7-5, 47 points)



Last week: Ties New York Red Bulls, 1-1, last Sunday.

This week: vs. Toronto FC on Saturday.


3. (5) SEATTLE SOUNDERS (12-6-7, 43 points)



Last week: Beat Chivas USA, 6-2, last Sunday.

This week: vs. FC Dallas on Sunday.


4. (3) NEW YORK RED BULLS (13-7-6, 45 points)


Last week: Tied Sporting Kansas City, 1-1, last Wednesday

This week: vs. D.C. United tonight.


5. (4) HOUSTON DYNAMO (11-6-9, 42 points)



Last week: Beat CD FAS , 3-1, in El Salvador (CONCACAF Champions League), tied Toronto FC, 1-1, last Saturday.

This week: vs. CD Olimpia (CONCACAF Champions League) on Thursday; at Chicago Fire on Sunday.


6. (7) LOS ANGELES GALAXY (12-11-4, 40 points)



Last week: Beat Metapan, 5-2 (CONCACAF Champions League last Thursday; beat FC Dallas, 2-0 at CF Dallas stadium.

This week: vs. Puerto Rico Islanders (CONCACAF Champions League) on Thursday, vs. Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday.


7. (8) REAL SALT LAKE (13-10-4, 43 points) 



Last week: Tied Philadelphia Union, 1-1, last Friday; beat Tauro FC, 2-0, on Aug. 21st (CONCACAF Champions League.

This week: vs. D.C. United on Saturday.


8. (11) MONTREAL IMPACT (12-13-3, 39 points) 

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Last week: Beat D.C. United, 3-0, on Saturday.

This week: vs. Columbus Crew on Saturday.


9. (6) CHICAGO FIRE (12-8-5, 41 points)



Last week: Lost to D.C. United, 4-2, last Wednesday.

This week: vs. Houston Dynamo on Sunday.


10. (13) COLUMBUS CREW (10-8-6, 28 points)



Last week: Beat New England, 4-3, last Saturday; beat Toronto FC, 2-1, last Wednesday.

This week: at Philadelphia Union tonight; vs. Montreal on Saturday.


11. (10) VANCOUVER WHITECAPS (10-10-7, 37 points)



Last week: Lost to Portland Timbers, 2-1, last Saturday.

This week: vs. LA Galaxy on Saturday.


12. (9) D.C. UNITED (12-9-4, 40 points)



Last week: Lost to Montreal, 3-0, last Saturday; beat Chicago, 4-2, last Wednesday.

This week: at Real Salt Lake on Saturday.


13. (12) FC DALLAS (8-12-8, 32 points)  



Last week: Lost to LA Galaxy, 2-0, last Sunday. 

This week: vs. Seattle Sounders on Sunday.



14. (14) CHIVAS USA (7-10-6, 27 points)



Last week: Lost to Seattle Sounders, 6-2, last Saturday.

This week: vs. San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday.


15. (15) PHILADELPHIA UNION (7-12-4, 25 points)



Last week: Tied Real Salt Lake, 1-1, last Friday

This week: vs. Columbus Crew tonight, at New England Revolution on Saturday.


16. (17) NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION (6-14-5, 23 points)




Last week: Lost to Columbus Crew, 4-3, last Saturday.

This week: vs. Philadelphia Union on Saturday.


17. (16) COLORADO RAPIDS (8-16-2, 26 points)



Last week: Lost to San Jose Earthquakes, 4-1, last Saturday.

This week: vs. Portland Timbers on Friday.


18. (18) TORONTO FC (5-15-6, 21 points)



Last week: Lost to Columbus Crew, 2-1, last Wednesday; tied Houston Dynamo 1-1, last Saturday.

This week: Lost to Santos Laguna, 3-1, on Tuesday (CONCACAF Champions League); at Sporting Kansas City on Saturday.


19. (19) PORTLAND TIMBERS (6-13-6, 24 points)



Last week: Beat Vancouver Whitecaps, 2-1, last Saturday.

This week: vs. Colorado Rapids on Friday.


What do you think of this week's rankings? See San Jose being deserving of the top spot? Who do you consder the most red-hot team in the league right now? Which team do you see falling off the pace? See Montreal and Columbus turning things around completely and making the playoffs?

Share your thoughts below.

Share your thoughts below.

  • A wise man once

    “D.C. United did beat D.C. at mid-week”

    I suppose one could contend that they defeated themselves by playing reserves against Montreal, but that was on Saturday…


  • Spencer

    If you’ve been an SBI reader for any length of time, you’ll know that they don’t proofread and nearly every article is riddled with typos. They’re good at breaking news and highlights though so you just learn to live with it.


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