Goal.com MLS Rankings: Sleepless in Seattle?

Results around the league placed Seattle's playoff hopes in danger and sent Sounders FC tumbling two spots in this week's Goal.com MLS Rankings.
1. Columbus – With a playoff berth now sealed, the Crew can turn its sights to the Supporters Shield. (1)

2. Chicago
– Too much sloppiness at the back from the Fire in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Toronto FC, but Brian McBride rescued a point in the second half. (2)

3. Houston – Not a bad time to have a weekend away from the action. (3)

4. Los Angeles – No Beckham, no spark, no points in Columbus. (4)

5. Chivas USA – Will Sacha Kljestan's 90th minute penalty miss in Saturday night's 1-1 draw with New York cost Preki's side dearly at the end of the season? (5)

6. Colorado – The 0-0 draw at Kansas City wasn't pretty or effective, but the Rapids set themselves up for the proverbial “win-and-in” game at home against New England on Saturday. (7)

7. New England – Two-game road swing through Dallas and Colorado could prove considerably more difficult if Edgaras Jankauskas (groin) and Steve Ralston (knee) aren't fit enough to travel. (8)

8. Seattle – With Toronto FC and D.C. United flush with home games, it's time to start wondering if Sounders FC could slip out of the playoffs altogether as its form dips. (6)

9. Toronto FC – Huge point in Chicago means seven points from three remaining games could be enough to make the playoffs. TFC better shoot for all nine just to make sure. (9)

10. D.C. United – Devastating second-half collapse allowed San Jose to snatch all three points at R.F.K. Stadium and placed United in some playoff peril. (10)

11. Real Salt Lake – The 3-0 loss at FC Dallas may just about end RSL's playoff hopes... (11)

12. Kansas City – …and ditto for the Wizards' 0-0 home draw with Colorado. (12)

13. FC Dallas – Was that a shutout FCD posted to accompany those three goals? (13)

14. San Jose – Finally, a first away win on the campaign. It only took 12 tries (14)

15. New York – Will the late season push force Richie Williams into contention for the permanent gig? (15)

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