Real Salt Lake: Week 11 MLS power rankings

By Jed Layton

For the Deseret News

Published: Monday, May 30 2011 1:00 p.m. MDT

12. Chivas USA (3-4-4, 13 points) Previous 11: Marcos Mondaini will serve the final game of his suspension on Wednesday and will be available for Saturday's game against Portland. In the time since his tackle broke Javier Morales' ankle, Chivas has a record of 1-1-1. Next up: Vancouver on Wednesday and Portland on Saturday.

13. Columbus Crew (3-3-5, 14 points) Previous 14: Columbus doesn't know what to do. Either its defense is stellar and its offense struggles or the defense falls apart while the offense plays well. The latter was the case Saturday verse Chivas. AndrÉs Mendoza scored twice, but the defense looked awful. Next up: New York, Saturday.

14. New England Revolution (3-5-4, 13 points) Previous 13: Few teams will miss a player leaving for Gold Cup duties as much as New England will miss Benny Feilhaber. His steady presence around mediocrity will leave a huge vacancy that New England's lack of depth will struggle to fill. Next up: Dallas, Saturday.

15. Chicago Fire (1-4-6, 9 points) Previous 16: Chicago continues to disappoint, although the Fire battled back down twice to obtain a tie. Fire fans must be wishing for the early days of MLS when ties didn't exist as the Fire have tied five of the last six matches. Next up: Philadelphia, Saturday.

16. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (1-5-6, 9 points) Previous 18: Vancouver receives the award for the biggest gripe of the week. The Whitecaps were leading 1-0 on the road against Toronto with only 30 minutes to play in the final leg of the Nutrilite Canadian Championship only to have the game called off due to weather. Worst of all was the rule that requires both teams to start 0-0 when the game is replayed in full in July. Next up: Chivas on Wednesday and Salt Lake on Saturday.

17. Sporting Kansas City (1-6-2, 5 points) Previous 17: Kansas City has one game left of its epic road trip. Sporting earned its first point in almost two months with a tie against Colorado. Kansas City will be looking for three more points against struggling Toronto to gain some momentum heading into a life of normalcy and games at home. Next up: Toronto, Saturday.

18. Toronto FC (2-5-6, 12 points) Previous 15: Stefan Frei leads the league in saves with 49. On Saturday, he added three but also allowed in six goals against Philadelphia. Not all the blame falls on him as Toronto's marking was awful. It has been all season, allowing a league-high 72 shots on Frei. Next up: Kansas City, Saturday.

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