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What about those ProSoccerTalk MLS Power Rankings?

Mar 5, 2013, 12:38 PM EDT

MLS United Dynamo Soccer

On the ProSoccerTalk power rankings, I’m sticking to my (legally obtained, carefully stored) virtual guns.

We are going to wait another week on our first PST Power Rankings for MLS.

“Rush to judgment” is sometimes just a part of my job … but I can always put up a fight. So we’ll push back our initial ordering of Major League Soccer teams. At least that way all 19 will have played in one match, and many will have kicked shins once on the road and once at home.

Rankings after one match is like tasting a cake as it goes into the oven; I mean, can we let this bad boy bake just a little while?

But if you are seriously jonsing for an MLS Power Rankings fix, try this one from

Even here, I see a nitpik right off the front foot. D.C. United was dropped in the rankings after losing 2-0 at Houston. United was competitive in a place where it always loses, and was in the game well into second half. All that, plus Ben Olsen’s team was missing its top man, suspended playmaker Dwayne De Rosario. All that? On the road? Drop a team? Hmmm … looks dubious to me.

That’s why these things are so much fun, because we get to fuss and fight about it. Still, a little balance is better, in my opinion. So we’ll wait a week.

  1. dws110 - Mar 5, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Dear Mr. Davis,

    If there’s one thing we’re all about, it’s the rush to judgment.


    The Internet

    • Steve Davis - Mar 5, 2013 at 1:13 PM

      Awesome! (That really made me laugh.) Thank you for the reminder, uh … Internet

  2. bobinkc - Mar 5, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    It’s a good thing that list isn’t from the PST lads. I’d have to lay someone out for the SKC comment about the back line looking “gappy.” Same guys as last year, same tight control after the opening jitters, same strong feet, Collin being his usual slow self against LeToux, just another game for the SKC back line.

  3. manchestermiracle - Mar 6, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    We need the opportunity to vote on comments like they do on the other threads. dws110 deserves kudos for that one.

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