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The top five remain the same as RSL clings to the top spot after a narrow 1-0 victory over nine-man Chivas USA as Colorado moves up a spot to No. 6.

1. Real Salt Lake – Update on Javier Morales: the Argentine playmaker underwent surgery on Monday afternoon and will likely wait a minimum of four months before resuming soccer-related activities. (1)

2. New York – Get well soon, Teemu Tainio. (2)

3. Los Angeles – Juan Pablo Angel displayed a few signs of life against his former club, but he still looks a beat off from where he needs to be in order to score on a regular basis. (3)

4. Philadelphia – Odd to see the focused Peter Nowak skip a regular-season game against Los Angeles on Wednesday night to go play in a charity match in Poznan, Poland.  (4)

5. Seattle – Fredy Montero has participated in a scoring play – including the buildup to a penalty kick – for Sounders FC in his past five matches, according to the Seattle Times. (5)

6. Colorado – Three straight results have righted the ship in Commerce City, but Caleb Folan's groin injury will leave the Rapids short up front with Omar Cummings expected to miss the next 2-4 weeks with an ankle knock. Conor Casey, however, could return from his hamstring injury as soon as this weekend to ease the crisis. (7)

7. Columbus – Chad Marshall deserves a few more of those penalty calls on corner kicks. Just as long as he's willing to accept similar awards in his own box. (8)

8. Houston – Reality just about smacked the Dynamo in the face this week. There is plenty of work still ahead for Dominic Kinnear. (6)

9. FC Dallas – FCD coach Schellas Hyndman incited speculation in the Dallas area on Monday when club officials told local media members that Tuesday's training session would open only for the final 15 minutes. Could Hyndman make the switch to a 4-4-2 formation ahead of Wednesday's visit by Toronto FC? (9)

10. Portland – The Timbers will play six of their next nine matches at JELD-WEN Field, but their biggest test in the next couple of months will arise this weekend when they travel to Qwest Field on Saturday night. (11)

11. Chivas USA – Only Andrew Boyens can explain his thought process during the early stages of the 1-0 defeat at Real Salt Lake. (10)

12. New England – Revolution coach Steve Nicol has tinkered with Benny Feilhaber's placement on the field since his arrival a few weeks ago. After Feilhaber essentially watched the first half of Saturday's 0-0 draw with Colorado from the left flank, it's fair to say he probably needs to operate in a central position. (13)

13. D.C. United – Nice to see Andy Najar conjure up a few ideas this week. (15)

14. Chicago – The clock is starting to tick on the Carlos de los Cobos era. (12)

15. Toronto FC – Joao Plata instigates positive things in the attacking third, but can he withstand the rigorous attention afforded by MLS defenses on a weekly basis? (17)

16. Vancouver – How did Eric Hassli stumble through such a gilt-edged opportunity to claim all three points in Bridgeview? (16)

17. Sporting Kansas City – This spot in the Rankings is a bit low considering the road-heavy schedule, but Sporting needs to grind out another result or two in the next few weeks before finally opening LIVESTRONG Park on June 9. (14)

18. San Jose – If the Earthquakes are going to get their season on track, they'd be well advised to do so in the next five matches. Four of San Jose's next five opponents – including Vancouver on Wednesday – are ranked tenth or lower in this week's Power Rankings. (18)

Kyle McCarthy writes the Monday MLS Breakdown and frequently writes opinion pieces during the week for He also covers the New England Revolution for the Boston Herald and Contact him with your questions or comments at and follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

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