MLS Power Rankings: Week 29
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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