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MLS Power Rankings: Week 29

Sounders vault to No. 2, and the Rapids get some love

There's good timing, and then there's Swiss timing. That's exactly what Blaise Nkufo and the Sounders seem to have heading into the final week of the season, and we're on full notice. Seattle are our No. 2 behind RSL this week, while the Rapids also reach new heights.

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1 1

Ned Grabavoy's goal tells you all you need to know: Everyone contributes. That's why RSL are the best in MLS.

(15-4-10, 55 pts.) Last: Beat DAL, 2-0 [WATCH] Next: Tuesday vs. Cruz Azul (CCL), Saturday at COL

2 5

Sigi Schmid says he'll wear a costume if he has to to get fans to show for Halloween playoff opener. We doubt that'll be unnecessary, but we hope it happens anyway.

(14-9-6, 48 pts.) Last:  Beat CHV, 2-1 [WATCH] Next: Tuesday vs. Saprissa (CCL), Saturday at HOU

3 3

Schellas Hyndman may have done the managing job of the year in Frisco. Would you want to see the Hoops in first round?

(12-3-14, 50 pts.) Last: Lost to RSL, 2-0 [WATCH] Next: Sunday at LA

4 2

Yes, they're this low. The Galaxy simply aren't among the league's hottest teams at the most important time of the year.

(17-7-5, 56 pts.) Last: Lost to COL, 3-1 [WATCH] Next: Sunday vs. DAL

5 5

The Bulls got ahead of themselves on the way to the postseason, and looked more than mortal against Philly.

(14-9-6, 48 pts.) Last: Lost to PHI, 2-1 [WATCH] Next: Thursday vs. NE

6 8

Rocky Mountain High! Built to win now, the Rapids are back in the postseason after an impressive come-from-behind upset in LA.

(12-8-9, 45 pts.) Last: Beat LA, 3-1 [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs. RSL

7 6
Never mind Will Hesmer's goal -- who were those kids celebrating behind the net at BMO Field?

(13-8-8, 47 pts.) Last: Tied TOR, 2-2 [WATCH], Next: Thursday at Joe Public (CCL), Sunday vs PHI

8 7

Cheers to the Quakes brass for offering a potential pay raise for wonder boy Wondolowski.

(12-9-7, 43 pts.) Last: Lost to HOU, 1-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday at KC

9 9

The Wizards may not have reached the promised land, but Rome wasn't built in a day. The culture is still changing (for the better, it seems) in KC.

(10-13-6, 36 pts.) Last: Lost to NE, 1-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs. SJ

10 12

Think USMNT fortune tellers aren't wondering about Danny Mwanga's loyalties? Think again.

(8-14-7, 31 pts.) Last: Beat NY, 2-1 [WATCH] Next: Sunday at CLB

11 13

The Revs have two wins and a solid outing against RSL inside of a month. Nice way to wrap up a forgettable season.

(9-15-5, 32 pts.) Last: Beat KC, 1-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs. CLB

12 10

Carlos de los Cobos says he's committed to another year in Chicago, which is what it will take to right the wrongs of this season.

(8-12-9, 33 pts.) Last: Tied DCU, 0-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday at CHV

13 11

In a season where nothing has gone right, TFC get final slap of playing out one more meaningless CCL game Tuesday night.

(8-13-8, 32 pts.) Last: Tied CLB, 2-2 [WATCH] Next: Tuesday vs. Árabe Unido, Saturday at DCU

14 15

Cheers to youngster Tyler Deric, the first homegrown Dynamo youngster to start an MLS match.

(8-15-6, 30 pts.) Last: Beat SJ, 1-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs. SEA

15 14

The Johnny B. era comes to a close this weekend at the HDC. Adiós to one of the league's good guys.

(8-16-4, 28 pts.) Last: Lost to SEA, 2-1 [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs CHI

16 16

Speaking of goodbyes, Jaime Moreno calls it a career in front of the RFK faithful. A decade and a half of brilliance, not too shabby.

(6-19-4, 22 pts.) Last: Tied CHI, 0-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs. TFC