Major League Soccer history was made at the end of the weekend, as the Houston Dynamo lost at home for the first time in almost two years. Elsewhere around the league, the top spot in MLS power rankings still belongs to Texas, while the worst side in the league isn't getting any better. Don't ignore how well Montreal have begun the season. They've got everything a team needs to win it all.
2013 Week 11 MLS power rankings
19. DC United (1-8-1): There seems to be no end to the nightmare being experienced at United. They're only 11 points from a playoff spot, though, so their season is far from over if they find a way to right the ship soon.
18. Chicago Fire (2-6-1): Chicago fans continue to insist that the Fire aren't as bad as they've looked. The club's record suggests otherwise.
16. Chivas USA (3-5-2): It wasn't long ago that the only embarrassing thing about this year's Chivas was their home attendance figures. They're back in the basement of the conference standings.
15. New England Revolution (2-4-4): The Juan Agudelo era can't begin soon enough. New England's attack could sure use the boost.
14. San Jose Earthquakes (3-4-5): That 4-0 scoreline doesn't do justice to how poor San Jose were at Seattle. The 'Quakes easily could have lost that game 8-0; at least.
13. Columbus Crew (3-4-3): The Crew are such an oddity in that they're been better away than when at home this year. They've taken just five from a possible 15 points when in Columbus.
12. Vancouver Whitecaps (3-4-3): Beating the defending league champs is a great way to end a winless run. Vancouver will be hoping that result will mean a fresh start to the campaign.
11. Seattle Sounders (3-3-3): Look who are finding their form after a slow start. The Sounders looked like champs in that thumping of SJ.
10. Real Salt Lake (5-5-2): It all went south for RSL after they scored their second goal at Montreal. Salt Lake really had no business not earning even a point up north.
9. LA Galaxy (4-3-2): I'm not going to suggest that something is wrong with LA. There may be a little reason for concern, however, if the champs lay an egg at Red Bull Arena this coming Sunday.
8. Philadelphia Union (4-3-3): Critics may say that Philly were outplayed by Chicago. Results are what matter most, and the Union now have three away wins this season.
7. Colorado Rapids (4-4-3): Make the shots that you take and have a goalkeeper who keeps clean sheets, and you've got a recipe for a title contender. The Rapids are for real.
6. New York Red Bulls (6-4-3): RBNY fall in MLS power rankings more because of other teams earning wins than because of the 1-1 draw at New England. Expect a stronger RBNY squad when New York host LA on Sunday.
5. Portland Timbers (4-1-6): Don't read too much into Portland's 3-0 win on Sunday. I'm not saying that the Timbers don't have talent. I'm just saying that Chivas USA are terrible.
4. Houston Dynamo (6-3-2): All good things must come to an end. Salute to Houston for what was truly a remarkable unbeaten at home streak.
3. Sporting Kansas City (6-4-2): When SKC play as good as they should, they're maybe the best team in the league. Winning in Houston has been impossible for all MLS clubs who aren't the Dynamo until this past Sunday.
2. Montreal Impact (6-2-2): Montreal are thus far the surprise of the season for me. They've picked up six wins in ten games.
1. FC Dallas (7-1-3): Dallas didn't wait long to climb back to the top of MLS power rankings. They are the undisputed best team in the league.
For more: Week 10.5 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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