Posted on: May 1, 2011 12:33 pm
Edited on: May 1, 2011 12:43 pm

CBC MLS Power Rankings.

Per our friend John Molinaro, I wonder if the CBC is no longer accepting comments for the soccer stories, they must have been hard on the writers!




Okay, I admit it, I don't really watch MLS too too much until the English Premier League winds down.

I'll have to say this, for a 2nd year club, Philadelphia Union is very good: http://www.soccerway.com/national/u

Okay, to the power rankings as of April 26th:

1. Real Salt Lake who by the way this past week unfortunately lost the Concacaf Champions League to Monterrey.
2. LA Galaxy
3.NY Red Bull
4. Philadelphia Union
5. Seattle Sounders
6. Houston Dynamo
7. Colorado Rapids
8. Columbus Crew

9. New England Revolution
10. FC Dallas
11. Portland Timbers
12. DC United
13.  FC Toronto
14. Chivas USA
15. Chicago Fire
16. Vancouver White caps

17 Sporting Kansas City
18. San Jose Earthquakes.

How about Houston? I posted predictions for this season to come a few months ago. Houston again is one of the best teams in the MLS, certainly in the Eastern Conference.

Category: Soccer
Tags: MLS
Posted on: March 21, 2011 9:05 am
Edited on: March 21, 2011 9:25 am

CBC's MLS Predictions, Reed and Devos

Eastern Conference Predictions : Nigel Reed

  1. Red Bull New York
  2. Sporting KC
  3. Columbus Crew
  4. Chicago Fire
  5. Toronto FC
  6. DC United
  7. Philadelphia Union
  8. Houston Dynamo
  9. New England Revolution
I think RedBull do in fact look good to win the division. Henry is back.

I believe I'd go like this. 1. NY 2. Crew 3. Fire 4. Sporting. 5. DC Utd. winning their first game, 6. Houston 7 Toronto. 8. Philadelphia 9. New England

Western Conference Predictions : Jason Devos

  1. LA Galaxy
  2. Real Salt Lake
  3. Seattle Sounders
  4. FC Dallas
  5. Colorado Rapids
  6. San Jose Earthquakes
  7. Portland Timbers
  8. Vancouver Whitecaps
  9. Chivas USA
I'd try. 1. Galaxy 2. Dallas 3. Real Salt Lake 4. Colo. Rapids 5. Dallas 6. Vancouver 7. Earthquakes 8. Chivas 9. Portland
Who ultimately wins the whole MLS is up in the air but these Conference picks don't look too bad by both Reed and De Vos. Top 16 out of 18 in the playoffs? Can't be.

Predictions, all 18 teams grouped together for playoff implications I gather.

Category: Soccer
Tags: MLS
Posted on: April 16, 2008 11:41 am
Edited on: April 16, 2008 11:47 am

Rocky Mountain Teams Shaking Up The MSL West

How good it is to see the team Real Salt Lake who seemed to be one of those teams headed towards perpetual cellar-dwellerism and mediocrity make a strong start in the MLS's still young season.

Though they lost to the Chivas, defeating Freddy Adu's former team DC United 4-0 is certainly a fine outcome and omen for this team as well as a tie with the Chicago Fire, the Fire, a team that has in recent years, been traditionally strong and who appear to have turned it up a notch this season.  And all of this from the club that could not hold on to Freddie Adu who opted out to play football in Portugal for Benfica last year.

First place in the West is also a surpise with the Colorado Rapids displaying impressive performances on the pitch and only losing to Kansas City. So, good for the Rapids who have uniforms very much like the English Premier Team West Ham United.

Standings and games may be checked out at these websites. http://www.soccerway.com/national/u
 and http://web.mlsnet.com/standings/

Additonally, there will be a Thursday night game on National TV: with the Columbus Crew playing well this season versus DC United - http://web.mlsnet.com/mls/schedule/




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