The state of Texas rules Major League Soccer power rankings for at least one week in May. Late goals continued to create headlines for two different clubs in two very different ways, and there is quite the logjam at the very top of the Eastern Conference table. 12 of the league's 19 teams will be in action on Wednesday evening, meaning the first ".5" edition of MLS power rankings is only a couple of days away.
2013 Week 10 MLS power rankings
19. DC United (1-6-1): Hey, DC didn't lose this past weekend. They didn't play, of course, but one would think that United happily accepted the break.
18. Toronto FC (1-4-4): TFC were destroyed 6-0 by Montreal in Canadian Championship play before being downed in a MLS match thanks to another late goal, this time in Colorado. It's a rough start to a campaign for Toronto once again.
17. Chicago Fire (2-5-1): Another team that had some extra time off, Chicago could use a gimme to end their roller coaster ways. Philly will, however, likely prove to be a challenge for the Fire.
16. Seattle Sounders (1-3-3): The point on the road is nice and all, but the antics we saw from Seattle at the end of that game showed how frustrated that squad is at the moment. A midweek trip to KC is maybe the last thing the Sounders need.
15. Vancouver Whitecaps (2-4-3): Anybody remember when the 'Caps were 2-0-0? Well, they haven't won since. Vancouver have, for my money, been more disappointing than have the Fire.
14. New England Revolution (2-3-3): New England played much better in Portland than was indicated by the final score. Is it a bit too hopeful to suggest that the Revs are coming around?
13. San Jose Earthquakes (2-3-5): I just can't bump the 'Quakes for getting another single point off of another goal at the death. Win, San Jose, and I'll be impressed.
12. Chivas USA (3-4-2): Chivas aren't "lose 4-0 to KC" poor, but the Chelís honeymoon appears to be over. Anytime the boss wants to make changes to his back line would be fine by me.
11. Philadelphia Union (3-3-3): No team's record is a better indicator of how they've played than Philadelphia's. The Union aren't great, nor are they awful. They just are.
10. Columbus Crew (3-3-3): Another team battling consistency, but I do believe Columbus to be better than their record shows. Results are what matter most, though, and the Crew aren't getting them during their current stretch.
9. Colorado Rapids (3-4-3): Stop sleeping on Colorado, everybody. When you have a Goalkeeper of the Year candidate as do the Rapids, you're a definite playoff contender.
8. Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Vancouver helped make Salt Lake look very, very good this past weekend. I'm still not sold on RSL being a tough out on a week-by-week basis, though.
7. Portland Timbers (3-1-5): Pitched a shutout against New England, but you have to find the back of the net at least once when hosting lesser sides. Wednesday night's Portland at FC Dallas match could be fascinating.
6. Sporting KC (5-3-2): Sunday was one of those times when KC looked like champions. Getting Kei Kamara back certainly won't hurt their cause.
5. New York Red Bulls (5-4-2): Tim Cahill is in Player of the Month form, and the Red Bulls can make a statement when they host Montreal on Wednesday. They could also, as we've seen before from this year's RBNY, crumble against a top-tier side.
4. LA Galaxy (4-2-2): Just one week after I crowned them as the best team in the league, LA put in a halfhearted performance at home against Houston. I take credit for the jinx.
3. Montreal Impact (5-1-2): Goalkeeper Troy Perkins deserved the win for his man of the match shift at San Jose. The Impact haven't lost in over a month.
2. Houston Dynamo (5-2-2): Houston will soon be atop the overall league standings if their home form continues to follow them on the road. You can bank on it.
1. FC Dallas (6-1-2): Dallas leap back to the top of MLS power rankings without having to do anything! No club is averaging more points-per-game than are FCD.
For more: Last week's MLS power rankings
Zac has been covering New York Red Bulls, Major League Soccer, Tottenham Hotspur, the USMNT and other soccer leagues for Yahoo! Sports since 2010.
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