Power Rankings: Week 23

RSL stay at the top, while Galaxy-Crew match looms this weekend

March 26 vs. Colorado Rapids (DL)

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Real Salt Lake inched closer to an impressive home unbeaten record this week, but there was no room to climb any higher in our Power Rankings. The champs are No. 1 again after a win over the Red Bulls, while the Crew swap spots with FC Dallas. San Jose and Toronto, meanwhile, seem headed in opposite directions.

1 1

Announcers this week called it "Ft. Never Lose." As the champs near the record, we need a better nickname.

(12-4-7, 43 pts.) Last: Beat NY, 1-0 [WATCH] Next: Thursday at SEA

2 3

The domestic treble is a real possibilty for Warzycha's crew, thanks to a gutsy midweek win in the USOC.

(13-5-5, 44 pts.) Last: Beat DCU, 2-1 (USOC), Beat DCU, 1-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday at LA

3 2

Jeff Cunningham inches closer to the record in his first start since June 5.

(10-2-10, 40 pts.) Last: Beat TOR, 1-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday at San Jose

4 5

The Galaxy should gotten more against a 10-man Chicago, but at least they stopped the bleeding.

(13-5-5, 44 pts.) Last: Tied CHI, 1-1 [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs CLB

5 4

Missing Rafa and Dane Richards did more damage than expected for the Red Bulls.

(11-8-4, 37 pts.) Last: Lost to RSL, 1-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs COL

6 6

A trap game snuck up on a gassed Sounders squad, but they can't afford 10 more bad minutes against RSL.

(9-9-5, 32 pts.) Last: Beat CHV, 3-1 (USOC), Lost to NE, 3-1 [WATCH] Next: Thursday vs. RSL

7 7

Cheers to Pablo Mastroeni, who this week should pass Chris Henderson for most games played in Rapids history.

(9-6-7, 34 pts.) Last: Beat CHV, 3-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday at NY

8 10

Geo! Geo! The Quakes' DP makes a quick return on the investment, but can San Jose keep it going?

(9-7-5, 32 pts.) Last: Beat HOU, 2-1 [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs FCD

9 8

Jimmy Nielsen helps KC gut out a draw on the road, and keeps the Wizards in the playoff chase.

(7-9-6, 27 pts.) Last: Tied PHI, 1-1 [WATCH] Next: Sept. 19 at CHV

10 9

Oh, Canada. No team had longer odds on the FIFA date than the Reds, now winless in their last four.

(7-9-6, 27 pts.) Last: Lost to FCD, 1-0 [WATCH] Next: Wednesday at CHI, Saturday vs DCU

11 11

The Fire have allowed nine goals this season after the 76' mark, including Gonzalez's heartbreaking header.

(6-7-7, 25 pts.) Last: Tied LA, 1-1 [WATCH] Next: Wednesday vs TOR, Saturday at PHI

12 13

The supposedly sapped Revs get an impressive win, but is too little, too late for a surge?

(7-12-3, 24 pts.) Last: Lost to Morelia, 2-1 (SLiga) [WATCH], Beat SEA, 3-1 [WATCH] Next: Friday at CHV

13 12

The Union probably deserved more than a draw from their most complete effort of the season.

(5-11-6, 21 pts.) Last: Tied KC, 1-1 [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs. CHI

14 14

Cam Weaver's headers said it all: The Dynamo can't catch a break.

(6-12-5, 23 pts.) Last: Lost to SJ, 2-1 [WATCH] Next: Sept. 18 vs. TOR

15 15

The Goats are 0-11-3 when they allow the first goal this season, thanks to a second-half swoon in Colorado.

(6-12-4, 22 pts.) Last: Lost to SEA, 3-1 (USOC), Lost to COL, 3-0 [WATCH] Next: Friday vs. NE

16 16

Growing pains continue to plague United, epitomized by Bill Hamid's miscue against Columbus.

(4-16-3, 15 pts.) Last: Lost to CLB, 2-1 (USOC), Lost to CLB, 1-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday at TOR