Power Rankings: Week 24

RSL, Galaxy tied for top spot; Red Bulls in at No. 4

It had to happen sometime. The Power Rankings ended up in a stalemate when our editors clashed over Real Salt Lake and the Galaxy, offering up the first tie atop the rankings this season. The Red Bulls, meanwhile, gained some ground to No. 4 and Chivas USA vaulted four spots to No. 11.

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T-1 1

The champs have allowed just 16 goals this season, only six at home. Both could be league records by season's end.

(12-4-8, 44 pts.) Last: Tied SEA, 0-0 [WATCH] Next: Wednesday vs. TOR (CCL), Saturday vs. CHI

T-1 4

Guess who's back? With or without David Beckham, the Galaxy looked inspired while completing a season sweep of the Crew.

(14-5-5, 47 pts.) Last: Beat CLB, 3-1 [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs DCU

3 3

Hyndman's crew welcomes Thierry Henry & Co. on Thursday, having won their last six at home, outscoring opponents 10-1 in that span.

(10-2-11, 41 pts.) Last: Tied SJ, 0-0 [WATCH] Next: Thursday vs. NY

4 4

Tim Ream's quiet case for Rookie of the Year grows stronger, and Dane Richards proves his worth one more time. But how is Rafa's ankle?

(12-8-4, 40 pts.) Last: Beat COL, 3-1 [WATCH] Next: Thursday at FCD

5 2

Guillermo Barros Schelotto might have
taken a pounding against LA, but Crew fans don't expect him to wilt down the stretch.

(13-6-5, 44 pts.) Last: Lost to LA, 3-1 [WATCH] Next: Tuesday vs. Joe Public (CCL), Saturday vs. SEA

6 6

A midweek trip to Costa Rica will put the miles on Sigi's group, and a weekend date with Columbus is no fun either.

(9-9-6, 33 pts.) Last: Tied RSL, 0-0 [WATCH] Next: Tuesday at Saprissa (CCL), Saturday at CLB

7 8

The Quakes have the easiest road to the postseason of the bubble teams. Their remaining opponents have a combined winning percentage of just .427.

(9-7-6, 33 pts.) Last: Tied FCD, 0-0 [WATCH] Next: Wednesday vs PHI

8 7

Omar Cummings is on a tear, with four goals in the Rapids' last three. Can he keep it going against the Revs?

(9-7-7, 34 pts.) Last: Lost to NY, 3-1 [WATCH]
Next: Saturday at NE

9 9

The Wizards' mad dash for points resumes (where else?) on the road at the HDC, where they beat the Galaxy on Aug. 28.

(7-9-6, 27 pts.) Last: Tied PHI, 1-1, Sept. 4 [WATCH]
Next: Sunday at CHV

10 10

The blame game has begun in Toronto, where the situation went from bad to worse in a home loss to D.C.

(7-10-7, 28 pts.) Last: Tied CHI, 0-0, [WATCH] Lost to DCU, 1-0 [WATCH]
Next: Wednesday at RSL (CCL), Saturday at HOU

11 15

Is there a more interesting odd couple in MLS than Justin Braun and Alan Gordon? The Goats are banking on their success.

(7-12-4, 25 pts.) Last: Beat NE, 2-0 [WATCH]
Next: Sunday vs. KC

12 11

Nery Castillo is still struggling to find his footing with the Fire, and time is running out.

(6-8-8, 26 pts.) Last: Tied TFC, [WATCH] 0-0, Lost to PHI, 1-0 [WATCH],
Next: Saturday at RSL

13 13

Danny Mwanga's injury soured a historic first-ever shutout for Nowak's crew, who have looked solid lately.

(6-11-6, 24 pts.) Last: Beat CHI, 1-0 [WATCH]
Next: Saturday at RSL

14 15

Ugh. The Revs missed some key points against Chivas USA, and they face the league's toughest schedule down the stretch.

(7-13-3, 24 pts.) Last: Lost to CHV, 2-0 [WATCH]
Next: Saturday at COL

15 14

Dominic Kinnear is facing a career first. He's never failed to reach the postseason as an MLS head coach.

(6-12-5, 23 pts.) Last: Lost to SJ, 2-1, Sept. 4 [WATCH]
Next: Saturday vs. TOR

16 16

Ben Olsen says he's not had a ton of fun in D.C., but the win at BMO Field had to lift his spirits.

(5-16-3, 18 pts.) Last: Beat TFC, 1-0 [WATCH]
Next: Saturday at LA