Monday, September 17, 2007

Week 24 Extra Power Rankings

It looks like my combined rankings drew some attention from the Sounders Forum. I’d love to hear what Sounders (or other USL1 fans) think about these rankings. This time around, I’ve only included the USL1 teams that survived to the second round of the playoffs.

Ranking Team
1 DC United
2 Chivas USA
3 New England Revolution
3 Houston Dynamo
5 FC Dallas
6 Chicago Fire
6 New York Red Bull
8 KC Wizards
9 Seattle Sounders
10 Portland Timbers
11 Colorado Rapids
12 Columbus Crew
13 Real Salt Lake
14 Toronoto FC
15 Puerto Rico Islanders
16 Atlanta Silverbacks
17 LA Galaxy

The top three USL1 teams would probably play at competitively against the lower end of the MLS table. After that, I think there’s enough of a drop-off that we’d see a new ‘bottom-tier’ of teams beneath TFC. Right now, the Galaxy looks so bad, I think any of the USL1 teams that are still playing could beat them.

1 comment:

Atlanta Fan said...

Atlanta is better than Puerto Rico, better finish in the USL standings (3 more wins and two places ahead) and crushed them head-to-head (+6 goal differential in 3 games played this year).

Hard to say top 3 USL teams would be competitive (Seattle, Portland, Puerto Rico) and then there's a dropoff when Atlanta is head and shoulders above Puerto Rico.

Obviously, I am biased but still. This is a clear one.