We are now seven weeks into the 2013 Major League Soccer season, and it's beginning to appear as if the league table isn't merely "flipped upside down." Several thought-to-be-contenders have some serious issues to solve, while other sides believed to be merely pretenders a few weeks ago look like playoff sides in the middle of April. Is MLS heading toward an all-Texas Cup Final?
2013 Week 7 MLS power rankings
19. Seattle Sounders (0-3-2): I've been one of many in the "Seattle are much better than they've thus far looked" crowd. Maybe we're all wrong, because the Sounders continue to be very poor.
18. DC United (1-4-1): Another team that hasn't yet come close to meeting expectations, DC were dreadful when they hosted rivals New York Red Bulls this past Saturday. They could be the crisis club of the MLS East.
17. New England Revolution (1-2-2): Earning a point in Seattle is nice and all, but the Revs are by far the most "meh" team in the league. They've scored just one goal in five regular season games.
16. Chicago Fire (1-4-1): You can't host a slumping RBNY side every weekend, Chicago. Trips to Houston are no fun for any MLS team.
15. Toronto FC (1-2-3): Watch out for TFC if they start turning those draws into wins. This isn't last year's Toronto, everybody.
14. Philadelphia Union (2-2-2): Philly rescued a point at the death thanks to Jack McInerney. They continue to look very capable of earning a playoff spot.
12. New York Red Bulls (2-3-2): That Thierry Henry is pretty good. Now head coach Mike Petke has to find a way to keep his captain healthy and fully motivated.
10. Colorado Rapids (2-3-2): Two things seem certain about the Rapids right now: They will surrender a penalty, and Clint Irwin will save it.
9. Portland Timbers (2-1-3): What's the proper way to respond to a homosexual slur? A game-winning goal, of course.
8. Vancouver Whitecaps (2-2-2): I still believe that the Whitecaps are the best "average team" in the league. They certainly didn't look like it this past weekend, though.
7. LA Galaxy (2-1-2): Omar Gonzalez was on his way to earning man of the match honors until he lost George John at the worst time. Enjoy Omar while you can, LA fans.
6. Chivas USA (3-2-1): No team in all of MLS has a worse "home-field advantage" than do Chivas USA. Their attendance figures continue to be an embarrassment.
5. Montreal Impact (4-1-1): They're still atop the MLS Western Conference table, but cracks are beginning to show. Those questions about Montreal's staying power aren't going anywhere just yet.
4. Columbus Crew (2-1-3): Columbus could be right up there at the top of the overall league standings if they didn't squander so many quality scoring opportunities. With that said, Dominic Oduro's goal against Vancouver was an absolute beauty.
3. Houston Dynamo (4-2-0): No North American sports team is as dominant at home as are the Dynamo. Their stretch of 35 games without suffering a single loss is truly incredible.
2. Sporting KC (3-1-2): SKC had some extra time to prepare for a New York team that they dominated last year. That game will take place on April 17.
1. FC Dallas (5-1-1): The kings of all MLS power rankings are the real deal. Now, their fans have to work on not throwing bottles onto the pitch when their beloved club scores.
For more: Last week's 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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