Monday, May 16, 2011

Latte Brewing Rankings (May 16)

My MLS rankings. I put way too much thought into these.

1. Real Salt Lake - An uninspiring draw for sure, but not damaging enough to knock them from the top perch.

2. LA Galaxy - You know things are going well when Juan Pablo Angel scores.

3. New York - Three of last four goals allowed have come on set pieces.

4. FC Dallas - Wasn't losing David Ferreira supposed to be damaging? Hoops have been 3-0-1 without him - and overcame a 1-0 deficit on the road in the game he was hurt.

5. Seattle - Too bad they don't get bonus points for their tifo display.

6. Portland - Timbers haven't won on the road yet but overcoming a deficit at Qwest Field shows the team's ever-improving mental toughness.

7. Columbus - Ugly performance. San Jose had a lot to play for but Columbus showed nothing.

8. Chivas USA - This team's for real - believe it.

9. Philadelphia - Has it been all smoke-and-mirrors for Philadelphia?

10. Colorado - Back to being a middling team.

11. Houston - A much-needed shutout at Rio Tinto.

12. Chicago - Nice comeback; two goals for a team that has question marks up front is a good sign as well.

13. San Jose - Just when you're ready to write off the 'Quakes, Yallop's boys lay a 3-0 whipping on a good Columbus team.

14. New England - A win, yes, but this team is just so uninspiring.

15. - DC United - Davies is going to be gone one way or the other, either with the Gold Cup or injury. Doesn't bode well.

16. Vancouver - What happens when you prioritize the Canadian Championships - a miserable, ugly performance.

17. - Toronto FC - A tie that felt like a loss; at least Plata looks like he can be good.

18. - Sporting KC - Miserable performances from Harrington, Kamara, Zusi. Is there any hope for this team?

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