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MLS 195 8 MLS Power Rankings: Week Thirteen 31787141 Dosmetic matters Dosmetic+matters MLS

Forget about a restful Memorial Day: seventeen MLS sides spent their holiday weekend plotting for awkward meetings in the third round of the Lamar Hunt United States Open Cup. Some of them traveled long distances to suffer humiliating defeats to minor-league teams. Others enjoyed a relatively light walk in the park at home or at some location not too far away. And now all but one of them must place those experiences aside and turn their attentions back to domestic play in time for the weekend.

 

Honorable mention
11. Columbus Crew
12. New England Revolution
13. Philadelphia Union
14. Vancouver Whitecaps
15. San Jose Earthquakes
16. Chicago Fire
17. Chivas USA
18. Toronto FC
19. D.C. United
 

-Kyle McCarthy

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MLS 195 8 MLS Power Rankings: Week Thirteen 31780768 Portland Timbers Portland+Timbers MLS

The end of the John Spencer era started with a 1-0 defeat to amateur side Cal FC in the Open Cup last May. Caleb Porter isn't in any trouble at the moment, but his high-flying Timbers thrashed USL Pro side Wilmington Hammerheads 5-1 at JELD-WEN Field on Wednesday night anyways.

 

Next on the docket: Portland will take the weekend off before it attempts to extend its 11-match unbeaten run with a result at Chicago on June 8.
 

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MLS 195 8 MLS Power Rankings: Week Thirteen 31780766 FC Dallas FC+Dallas MLS

It took a little while for the Western Conference leaders to warm to their task in Fort Lauderdale, but Schellas Hyndman's players eventually found their stride in the second half against the second-tier Strikers. Blas Pérez and Matt Hedges scored after the interval to arrange a fourth-round meeting with Houston.

 

Next on the docket: FCD returns to league play with a visit to Colorado on Saturday night.
 

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MLS 195 8 MLS Power Rankings: Week Thirteen 31780770 Montreal Impact Montreal+Impact MLS

As those pesky American teams went through the early rounds of their cup competition, the Impact traveled to Vancouver on Wednesday night for the conclusion of the Canadian Championship final. Hassoun Camara headed home six minutes from time to claim a 2-2 draw at B.C. Place and hand the Impact the title on away goals. The considerable reward – a place in the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League and substantial bragging rights for the next year – should prove worth the midweek toil.

 

Next on the docket: Montréal will attempt to extend its supremacy to the Eastern Conference when it meets Sporting Kansas City in Kansas City, Kan. on Saturday night.
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MLS 195 8 MLS Power Rankings: Week Thirteen 31780769 New York Red Bulls New+York+Red+Bulls MLS

New York welcomed PDL side Reading United A.C. to Red Bull Arena on Wednesday for its Open Cup third-round tie. Reading entered the fray with a rather formidable defensive record, but Fabián Espíndola and Lloyd Sam eventually broke through after the hour mark to send the Red Bulls through to a fourth-round match at New England on June 12.

 

Next on the docket: The starters will return to the starting XI before Vancouver visits on Saturday.
 

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MLS 195 8 MLS Power Rankings: Week Thirteen 31780767 Sporting KC Sporting+KC MLS

Kei Kamara dashed any thoughts of an upset at Sporting Park when he scored inside the first 15 minutes on Tuesday night. Claudio Bieler added the second after 73 minutes to send PDL side Des Moines Menace back to Iowa in defeat.

 

Next on the docket: Sporting cannot afford to focus on its upcoming fourth-round tie against USL Pro affiliate Orlando City with Montréal poised to arrive on Saturday night.
 

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MLS 195 8 MLS Power Rankings: Week Thirteen 31780772 Los Angeles Galaxy Los+Angeles+Galaxy MLS

Galaxy coach Bruce Arena signaled his club's intentions when he decided to skip the cross-country trip to face NASL side Carolina Railhawks. The reserve-laden starting XI conceded twice in three-second half minutes to succumb to defeat in Cary, N.C. on Wednesday night.

 

Next on the docket: Arena will fly to Boston on Friday ahead of the Galaxy's date with New England on Sunday.
 

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MLS 195 8 MLS Power Rankings: Week Thirteen 31780773 Colorado Rapids Colorado+Rapids MLS

The injury-ravaged Rapids finally found an obstacle they could not overcome: a midweek trip to Orlando. On-loan striker Dom Dwyer scored twice to fire the aspiring MLS side to a 3-1 victory at the Citrus Bowl.

 

Next on the docket: Rapids coach Oscar Pareja will expect his players to return to form when FC Dallas arrives at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday night.
 

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MLS 195 8 MLS Power Rankings: Week Thirteen 31780774 Seattle Sounders Seattle+Sounders MLS

Seattle needed a morale-boosting result in the Open Cup after suffering through a 4-0 hiding at LA Galaxy on Sunday. Instead of picking up a victory on their trip to NASL side Tampa Bay Rowdies on Wednesday, the Sounders conceded Georgi Hristov's winner with a quarter of an hour to play and then watched Obafemi Martins miss a penalty four minutes from time.

 

Next on the docket: Seattle will hope to turn matters around in time for the excursion to face Chivas USA on Saturday.
 

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MLS 195 8 MLS Power Rankings: Week Thirteen 31780776 Real Salt Lake Real+Salt+Lake MLS

RSL suffered through an embarrassing home defeat to Minnesota at this stage last season. It took extra time to vanquish NASL side Atlanta Silverbacks on Tuesday night, but the Claret-and-Cobalt eventually sidestepped a second straight Open Cup upset at Rio Tinto Stadium with a 3-2 victory.

 

Next on the docket: RSL will attempt to keep its home form intact when San Jose visits on Saturday night.
 

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MLS 195 8 MLS Power Rankings: Week Thirteen 31780775 Houston Dynamo Houston+Dynamo MLS

FC Tucson's visit to BBVA Compass Stadium came at the perfect time. Houston craved a victory in the wake of two home straight defeats. Alex Dixon and Giles Barnes scored either side of halftime to ensure the Dynamo's temporary home drought ended with a 2-0 victory over the PDL side.

 

Next on the docket: Houston leaves the once-again friendly confines for a trip to Crew Stadium to face Columbus on Saturday.
 

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