2014 MLS Power Rankings: Week 9

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May 3, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; The Seattle Sounders FC celebrate with the fans after the game between the Sounders FC and the Philadelphia Union at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Philadelphia 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Sounders remain at the top of this week’s MLS Power Rankings after another top-notch victory in the MLS Western Conference. Meanwhile, the Portland Timbers shoot up the ranks after a breakthrough victory of their own while the Los Angeles Galaxy take a massive tumble. All this and more in this week’s MLS Power Rankings here on the MLS Multiplex.

1. Seattle Sounders

Goals from Obafemi Martins (61′) and Chad Marshall (84′) gave Sigi Schmid’s Seattle Sounders a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Union at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash. Seattle have a couple of matches this week. On May 7, they clash with FC Dallas at home. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET and will be televised by MLS LIVE. On May 11, the Sounders take on the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET and will be televised by MLS LIVE.


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  • cjarvis4339

    Why is Dallas behind Portland? Yes, they lost their game this week, but they were down a man for 80 minutes, and they still controlled the game. Tierry Henry even said that the Red Bulls didn’t deserve to win the match. Also keep in mind that they were without Mauro Diaz, Michel, Zach Lloyd, and George John. This FC Dallas side is better and have more depth than they have been in years. Meanwhile, Portland FINALLY won a match after 8 weeks of sub-par play. And you have the Revs at the #2 spot. That’s another one I don’t get. They aren’t even first in their conference, and the Eastern Conference is weaker than the Western Conference. The Revs have been spotty all season. All I can figure is that this list was compiled based on the scores of this week only, and not based on the entire season.