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MLS 195 2341 MLS Power Rankings: Week Twelve 31767848 MLS Power Rankings MLS+Power+Rankings MLS

New York coach Mike Petke has a message for New York City FC: We are embracing the impending rivalry and preparing to establish our dominance in it. NYCFC won't take the field until 2015, but Petke discussed his desire to “welcome them, hopefully, with a smashing” with MLSsoccer.com on Tuesday. That sort of enmity can only help the Red Bulls as they try to increase their relevance in the New York market and manufacture a derby capable of garnering significant attention in the coming years.


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

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MLS 195 2341 MLS Power Rankings: Week Twelve 31767847 New York Red Bulls New+York+Red+Bulls MLS

Meetings between the league's two historic superpowers often lead to goals (5-4, anyone?) and incidents (remember Rafa Márquez and Landon Donovan a few years back). Every so often, the drama unfolds in the dying embers of the game. Tim Cahill provided the latest bit of magic when he popped up with a trademark header in second-half stoppage time to send the Galaxy back to southern California with a 1-0 defeat.


Next on the docket: Cahill and the Red Bulls host Columbus on Sunday afternoon.

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MLS 195 2341 MLS Power Rankings: Week Twelve 31767853 Portland Timbers Portland+Timbers MLS

Another show of resolve from the 10-man Timbers – plus a late goal from José Valencia – claimed a 2-2 draw at Vancouver on Saturday. The number of men proved particularly appropriate in this case as Caleb Porter's side extended its unbeaten run to 10 matches with the draw at B.C. Place.


Next on the docket: Portland will try to procure yet another result at D.C. United on Saturday.

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MLS 195 2341 MLS Power Rankings: Week Twelve 31767849 FC Dallas FC+Dallas MLS

The trip to CenturyLink Field proved one step too far for the battered Western Conference leaders. Seattle took advantage of FCD's defensive concerns and burst through the high line several times en route to a 4-2 victory on Saturday. On the bright side, the visitors could at least cherish Michel's Olimpico on their way back to Texas.


Next on the docket: FCD will hope to slide back on track with a win over San Jose in Frisco on Saturday.

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MLS 195 2341 MLS Power Rankings: Week Twelve 31767851 Montréal Impact Montr%26eacute%3Bal+Impact MLS

The Impact stepped away from their league duties last week to contest the first leg of the Canadian Championship final at Stade Saputo. Marco Schällibaum fielded a strong side against Vancouver, but the failure to engineer a breakthrough in the scoreless draw leaves his players with a tricky task ahead of the return leg at B.C. Place on May 29.


Next on the docket: Montréal returns its focus to league play when Philadelphia travels to Stade Saputo on Saturday.

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MLS 195 2341 MLS Power Rankings: Week Twelve 31767850 Sporting Kansas City Sporting+Kansas+City MLS

Not a soul inside R.F.K. Stadium could blame Ike Opara for his flabbergasted reaction to the offside flag. He tucked home from close range. He watched assistant referee Matthew Nelson chalk off his effort despite the presence of the required D.C. United defenders between him and the goal. The decision proved costly as Sporting eventually settled for a 1-1 draw.


Next on the docket: Sporting will hope to shrug off the setback in time for Houston's arrival on Sunday.

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MLS 195 2341 MLS Power Rankings: Week Twelve 31773194 Seattle Sounders FC Seattle+Sounders+FC MLS

In their nightmares, MLS defenders probably conjure up the sort of performance Seattle offered on Saturday night. Eddie Johnson and Lamar Neagle stretched the defense and polished off chances. The midfield provided ample support. And Obafemi Martins climbed off the bench to cap the 4-2 victory with a goal and an ill-advised somersault.


Next on the docket: Martins will hope to flip once more when the Sounders travel to Carson, Calif. to play LA Galaxy on Sunday night.

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MLS 195 2341 MLS Power Rankings: Week Twelve 31767852 LA Galaxy LA+Galaxy MLS

Carlo Cudicini revealed his culpability on Tim Cahill's stoppage-time winner on Sunday at the exact moment he started to berated his defense. Vociferous, over-the-top reactions are usually reserved for those moments when veteran goalkeepers try to shift the blame elsewhere. And the former Chelsea goalkeeper did his best to shift the burden after his reluctance to come off his line allowed Cahill to head home from six yards to hand the Red Bulls a 1-0 victory in Harrison, N.J.


Next on the docket: Cudicini will hope to shake off the late error before Seattle's visit on Sunday night.
 

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MLS 195 2341 MLS Power Rankings: Week Twelve 31765889 Colorado Rapids Colorado+Rapids MLS

Earthquakes midfielder Walter Martínez spent much of preseason training with the Rapids, but his knowledge of Oscar Pareja's side did not offer his new side any advantages last weekend. Colorado collected the opener through Nathan Sturgis and subsequently left Buck Shaw Stadium with a commendable 1-1 draw on Saturday.


Next on the docket: Pareja and his players host out-of-sorts Chivas USA at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday.

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MLS 195 2341 MLS Power Rankings: Week Twelve 31773198 Real Salt Lake Real+Salt+Lake MLS

Hint to opposing teams: it is not advisable to play a high line against RSL without applying the appropriate pressure in midfield. Chivas USA learned that seemingly fundamental lesson when the Claret-and-Cobalt sauntered out of the Home Depot Center with a 4-1 victory on Sunday.


Next on the docket: RSL returns to Rio Tinto Stadium to play a considerably more organized Chicago outfit on Saturday.

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MLS 195 2341 MLS Power Rankings: Week Twelve 31773197 Houston Dynamo Houston+Dynamo MLS

Remember those long-lost days of home dominance? Consider them well and truly gone after the Dynamo suffered a second consecutive home defeat in the 2-0 loss to New England on Saturday. Perhaps the start of a new streak will take a bit longer than anticipated.


Next on the docket: Houston will push its suddenly spotty home form to the side for the trip to Sporting Kansas City on Sunday.
 

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