2013 Week 15 MLS Power Rankings

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These FIFA international breaks can be draining on Major League Soccer supporters. Only ten of the league's 19 clubs were in action over the past week, and thus little changed at the very top and very bottom of MLS power rankings. Another head coach parted ways with his club, and somehow it wasn't Ben Olsen.

That guy literally cannot do anything to get fired right now.

2013 Week 15 MLS power rankings

19. DC United (1-10-3): Zero wins in their last 12 matches. Six points from 14 league matches. At what point does this just become a lost season for United?

18. Chivas USA (3-8-2): It was a big week for Chivas, who didn't lose (or play) and also managed to not get sued. An Open Cup match at Carolina won't be a walk in the park for the Western Conference's worst side.

17. Toronto FC (1-7-5): Tim Leiweke is promising that MLSE is on the verge of turning TFC around. Maybe I'm just a skeptic, but I'm pretty sure this team's fan base has been down this road before.

16. San Jose Earthquakes (3-6-6): The 'Quakes really needed two entire weeks off after a 3-0 defeat at RSL, and not only so the team could find a new head coach. Oh, just imagine where Wondo could be playing right now.

15. Vancouver Whitecaps (4-5-4): We were reminded on Saturday night of what happens when the Whitecaps aren't handed two goals as they were at Red Bull Arena over a week ago. They're only four points from a playoff spot, though, so they've got more than enough time to turn things around.

14. Chicago Fire (3-7-3): Chicago's home game against Portland was a perfect summary of their season: Showed up way too late, and that rally wasn't good enough.

13. Columbus Crew (4-5-5): That 3-0 midweek scoreline at Philly was actually a bit generous. I'm not convinced the Crew actually left Ohio for the match.

12. LA Galaxy (6-6-2): What's wrong at LA, you ask? It's only June. We went through this last summer, and I'm not yet convinced that I should expect any different this time around.

11. Houston Dynamo (6-4-4): In the middle of a poor run of form, an Open Cup match at Dallas is not what Houston need right now.

10. New England Revolution (5-4-5): New England's scoring woes returned to haunt them this past weekend. The good news is that Bobby Shuttleworth has extended his shutout streak to 395 minutes.

9. Sporting Kansas City (6-5-4): KC fall in MLS power rankings due to other results around the league. Orlando could give the MLS side quite a fight on Wednesday.

8. Colorado Rapids (5-4-5): Another side that drops in power rankings simply for being idle, the Rapids will have had plenty of time to prepare for SJ.

7. Philadelphia Union (6-5-4): Philly continue to answer my criticisms with positive results. With that said, their 1.47 points per game is barely good enough to have them in the top ten of the overall league standings.

6. New York Red Bulls (7-5-4): Head coach Mike Petke has assured RBNY supporters that he is taking the USOC seriously. Is he the key to New York picking up an away win against the Revs?

5. Portland Timbers (5-1-8): "We're good for the draw. We're good for the draw. No matter the situation, we're probably good for the draw."

4. Seattle Sounders (6-4-3): As long as their mainstays remain fit, Seattle will be the summer's most exciting MLS team. Lamar Neagle is a legit MVP candidate.

3. Real Salt Lake (8-5-3): Ignore the "5" in the RSL loss column. Those eight wins are what should stick out to you. Jason Kreis is doing it again, everybody.

2. FC Dallas (8-2-4): This won't be an easy week for Dallas. They'll have to follow a Wednesday night USOC home game against Houston with a Saturday evening contest at Portland.

1. Montreal Impact (8-2-2): Kings of all MLS power rankings for the time being, Montreal are still the only side averaging over two points earned per match. They don't have to worry about a midweek USOC game, so you have to like their chances at Columbus next Saturday.

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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