It's another one of those wonky weeks where nearly half of the clubs in Major League Soccer were busy with Wednesday night fixtures, and thus it's time to review and revise the latest power rankings. Not even the defending champs could manage to pick up a win against Portland, while Vancouver continue to look very good. The soul-searching goes on for Chivas USA, who sadly had to deal with matters far more important than soccer earlier this week.
2013 Week 16.5 MLS power rankings
19. DC United (1-11-3): San Jose hit the reset button, and it may have saved their season. DC may soon be on a similar path if they lose at home to the 'Quakes on Saturday.
18. Chivas USA (3-9-2): Chivas lost on and off the pitch this week. Our thoughts are with the club and with the family and friends of Julio Chavez.
17. Toronto FC (2-7-5): The good news is that Toronto are coming off a victory. The bad news is that they now have to travel to Houston, who lost to a different Canadian side on Wednesday night.
16. San Jose Earthquakes (4-6-6): Is interim head coach Mark Watson really the answer, or were San Jose simply enjoying a honeymoon their last time out on the pitch? We'll be able to better answer that question if the Earthquakes lose to lowly DC.
15. Colorado Rapids (5-6-5): The bounces just aren't going Colorado's way in June. I have no idea how they didn't find an equalizer in stoppage time on Wednesday evening.
14. New England Revolution (5-5-5): I actually think that the weekend off could hurt New England, as their attack has been clicking as of late.
13. Chicago Fire (4-7-3): Mike Magee can't stop scoring, but he's also dealing with a sore back. That could mean bad times for the Fire when they are away to Columbus on Saturday.
12. Houston Dynamo (6-5-4): That skied penalty from Giles Barnes sums up Houston's play as of late. Nothing is going right for them right now.
11. LA Galaxy (6-6-3): The official MLS website described Wednesday's LA vs. Portland match as having been "hard-fought, but ultimately fruitless." That's the Galaxy in a nutshell for you at the start of summer.
10. Sporting Kansas City (6-5-4): KC had some extra time to think about their disappointing US Open Cup exit. I hope they erased the loss from their memories, because FC Dallas are very good at home.
9. Columbus Crew (5-5-5): The previously mentioned Mike Magee being anything less than 100 percent would be good news for the Crew. They could use a convincing win that occurs in Columbus.
8. Philadelphia Union (6-5-4): Sunday's Philly at New York game could be one that separates a real contender from a pretender.
7. Vancouver Whitecaps (6-5-4): Look who is quickly and quietly climbing up the league table and MLS power rankings. Camilo is as dangerous an attacker as you'll find in this league when he is in-form.
6. New York Red Bulls (7-5-4): It's officially "MLS Cup or bust" for New York. Will the movie have a different ending this time around?
5. Seattle Sounders (6-4-3): Seattle at RSL when both of those teams are playing well? Sign me up.
4. Real Salt Lake (8-5-3): Salt Lake rarely lose at home, but they're about to be tested in a big way. Both RSL and Seattle are rested and should be ready to go.
3. FC Dallas (8-3-4): Undefeated at home in 2013, Dallas will host what will likely be a very determined KC side on Saturday.
2. Montreal Impact (9-3-2): Montreal returned to winning ways on Wednesday evening. They are the only team in MLS on nine victories at the start of summer.
1. Portland Timbers (6-1-9): They're not atop the overall or conference tables. I don't even think they're the best team in the league. Portland aren't losing at the moment, however, and that's good enough to keep them kings of MLS power rankings heading into the weekend.
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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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