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Galaxy Jump to No. 10 in Week 16 MLS Power Rankings: Fan's Reaction

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The Los Angeles Galaxy jumped up to No. 10 in the Week 16 MLS Power Rankings after a nine-point week with victories over the Portland Timbers, Real Salt Lake and Vancouver Whitecaps. It was a fine week for our side and the Galaxy were rewarded by making it back into the top ten of the rankings. However, as the last power rankings came out after the Portland match, only the RSL and Vancouver games counted toward this week's rankings.

Here's the complete MLS Power Rankings for Week 16:

#1 San Jose Earthquakes, up from #4

#2 New York Red Bulls, up from #5

#3 Real Salt Lake, down from #1

#4 D.C. United, down from #2

#5 Sporting Kansas City, down from #3

#6 Vancouver Whitecaps, no change

#7 Chicago Fire, up from #10

#8 Seattle Sounders, down from #7

#9 Houston Dynamo, down from #8

#10 Los Angeles Galaxy, up from #15

#11 Columbus Crew, down from #9

#12 Colorado Rapids, down from #11

#13 Montreal Impact, down from #12

#14 New England Revolution, down from #13

#15 Chivas USA, down from #14

#16 Portland Timbers, no change

#17 Philadelphia Union, up from #19

#18 Toronto FC, no change

#19 FC Dallas, down from #17

The California Clasico against the Earthquakes is next up for the Galaxy on June 30. San Jose is on top of the power rankings and have won their last two matches and three out of their last four games. The Earthquakes had a U.S. Open Cup match on June 26 against Seattle but I doubt it will hurt their energy level for the Clasico. As they lost the match, the Quakes might have even more motivation against L.A. The Red Bulls moved into second place in the rankings with a draw and a win last week. RSL only fell to third from first despite two losses last week. D.C. United dropped down two spots after a loss to New York. Sporting Kansas City rounded out the top five. Sporting drew with Seattle and were blown out by Philadelphia during the past week but still weren't dropped from the top five.

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