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MLS 195 43 MLS Power Rankings - Week 19 31835521 MLS Power Rankings MLS+Power+Rankings MLS

Chivas USA did not always function most properly as a punch line. Back in the days of Bob Bradley, Brad Guzan, Sacha Kljestan and Preki, the Red-and-White warranted its fair share of respect by grinding out results and making playoff appearances. Now the poor relations in Carson cope with lawsuits, lose matches at a regular clip (including a current run of seven straight defeats), shuffle their coaches and watch former stars (Kljestan) remark about how far the SuperClasico has fallen. No wonder why a group of supporters paid for an airplane to fly its persistent message – Vergara Out – over the StubHub Center during the 1-0 defeat to LA Galaxy on Sunday.


Honorable mention
11. New England Revolution
12. Colorado Rapids
13. Houston Dynamo
14. Chicago Fire
15. Columbus Crew
16. San Jose Earthquakes
17. Toronto FC
18. D.C. United
19. Chivas USA
 

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MLS 195 43 MLS Power Rankings - Week 19 31835525 Portland Timbers Portland+Timbers MLS

Two more matches, two more results for the Timbers. Caleb Porter's side has not lost in its past 15 outings. The latest triumph – a simple 3-0 victory over Colorado on Sunday – finally carried the resurgent Timbers to the top of the Western Conference and underscored the growth of this team during Porter's short tenure.


Next on the docket: Portland will attempt to translate its league form to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal tie at FC Dallas on Wednesday.
 

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MLS 195 43 MLS Power Rankings - Week 19 31835523 Montreal Impact Montreal+Impact MLS

Marco Di Vaio reinforced his MVP case with yet another influential display in the 2-0 victory over Houston on Wednesday. The former Italian international scored once and tormented the Dynamo all night to carry the Impact to a fourth win in five attempts.


Next on the docket: Di Vaio will hope to make it five victories in six when Colorado takes the field at Stade Saputo on Saturday.
 

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MLS 195 43 MLS Power Rankings - Week 19 31835522 Real Salt Lake Real+Salt+Lake MLS

Kyle Beckerman draws plenty of attention for his dreadlocks and his exhaustive work to link the play in the RSL midfield. His ample reserve of technical ability often falls further down the list of talking points. The order shifted a bit on Saturday night after Beckerman lashed a stunning half-volley off the underside of the bar for the opener in RSL's 2-0 victory over Seattle.


Next on the docket: Beckerman will focus on his regular midfield duties once more when NASL side Carolina RailHawks visits Rio Tinto Stadium in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal on Wednesday.
 

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MLS 195 43 MLS Power Rankings - Week 19 31835524 FC Dallas FC+Dallas MLS

Walker Zimmerman planned to spend his June in Turkey. U.S. under-20 coach Tab Ramos scuttled those planes when he left the central defender off his roster for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Zimmerman coped with his disappointment by nodding home a late equalizer in the 2-2 draw with Sporting Kansas City on Saturday. Not a bad alternative to confronting Spain, France and Ghana, all things considered.


Next on the docket: Zimmerman will press his claims for a starting berth ahead of Wednesday's Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal with Portland and Saturday's match at Philadelphia.
 

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MLS 195 43 MLS Power Rankings - Week 19 31835530 Seattle Sounders Seattle+Sounders MLS

Sounders coach Sigi Schmid faced a dilemma when Brad Evans and Eddie Johnson returned from U.S. national team duty. He opted to restore both players from the start and then reaped the benefits with a decent first half display. Kyle Beckerman's stunning half-volley four minutes before halftime shook the match out of its stupor and swept Real Salt Lake to a 2-0 victory at Rio Tinto Stadium.


Next on the docket: Seattle will take this weekend off to sort out its concerns before D.C. United visits on July 3.
 

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MLS 195 43 MLS Power Rankings - Week 19 31835527 Philadelphia Union Philadelphia+Union MLS

Even with talismanic striker Jack McInerney held scoreless, the Union romped to a 3-0 victory over New York on Sunday. Conor Casey's robust work to lead the line offered a necessary contrast to McInerney's deft movements inside the penalty area. And the home side even climbed into the thick of the muddled Eastern Conference race by collecting all three points.


Next on the docket: FC Dallas stands in the way of a third consecutive victory on Saturday.
 

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MLS 195 43 MLS Power Rankings - Week 19 31835526 New York Red Bulls New+York+Red+Bulls MLS

So much for the Red Bulls' revival. Philadelphia thumped its rusty I-95 rivals at PPL Park on Sunday to extend New York's winless run to three matches. The impending return of Tim Cahill should offer the boost required to jolt Mike Petke's side out of its layoff-induced stupor, though.


Next on the docket: Cahill will likely return to the starting XI when Houston visits Red Bull Arena on Sunday.
 

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MLS 195 43 MLS Power Rankings - Week 19 31836181 Sporting Kansas City Sporting+Kansas+City MLS

Oh, C.J. Sapong. You and your teammates were cruising to victory in Frisco. And then you foolishly decided to increase the pace of your jog to poke the ball at a prone Zach Loyd. Your protests after your inevitable dismissal did not diminish the magnitude of your actions or prevent FC Dallas from erasing a two-goal deficit to claim a 2-2 draw on Saturday.

Next on the docket: Sapong – barring an ill-fated appeal – will miss the date against Columbus on Saturday.
 

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MLS 195 43 MLS Power Rankings - Week 19 31835531 LA Galaxy LA+Galaxy MLS

Looking for excitement? Skip the trip to the StubHub Center, based on recent evidence. One combined goal in two matches – albeit a fine header from Gyasi Zardes in the 1-0 victory over Chivas USA on Sunday – hardly constitutes an enthralling return. A haul of four points, however, will probably suffice.


Next on the docket: Expect a few more flashpoints when the Galaxy travels north to face San Jose on Saturday.
 

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MLS 195 43 MLS Power Rankings - Week 19 31835528 Vancouver Whitecaps Vancouver+Whitecaps MLS

Visits from Chivas USA tend to cure most ills these days. Whitecaps coach Martin Rennie brushed aside his selection issues in central defense for one night and watched his prolific attack post three goals against ramshackle opposition. A second win on the trot sure quieted the scuttlebutt about Rennie's tenuous future in charge.


Next on the docket: Rennie and his players will search for a third straight win at D.C. United on Saturday.
 

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