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[31 Mar 2011 | Comments Off | 483 views]

Well with a 0-2 record the Timbers rest at the bottom of the rankings. The win against Chivas will hopefully help the team get a a solid result against New England on Saturday.This Saturday’s match is the last chnace for the Timbers to get points before their home opener on April 14th.

WV Hooligan #18

Bleacher Report
Soccer America
Sounders FC
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[24 Mar 2011 | Comments Off | 651 views]

Power rankings don’t mean much, but they are an interesting way to look at what others are saying about our club. With only one MLS game in the books and a poor first half against Colorado we are being ranked right near the bottom. The only team to rank worse than us overall is this Saturday’s opponent Toronto FC.

Match Fit USA #18
WV Hooligan #17
ESPN #16
SBI #17
MLS #17
New England Soccer Today #17
Goal.com #17
Soccer America #15
Bleacher Report #18

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[9 Jul 2010 | Comments Off | 729 views]

#1 Rochester Rhinos (1.79 points per game, previously #7) They have a busy July, giving them a chance to catch Austin in the standings, including today’s match.
#2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC (1.63 points per game, previously #4) Big victories over Austin and Montreal, need Nash to keep the offense going
#3 Austin Aztex (2.07 points per game, previously #1) Couldn’t put them at #1 after loss to Vancouver and only beating up on the terrible Blues in June.
#4 Carolina RailHawks (1.50 points per game, previously #5) July will be tough for them with away games against Puerto Rico, Montreal and Rochester.

#5 Portland Timbers (1.33 points per game, previously #9) Topsy turvy season is heading in the right direction at the moment, will points and goals leader Ryan Pore get involved again?

#6 Montreal Impact (1.21 points per game, previously #3) Losing to upper tier teams Vancouver and Rochester … Read the rest

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[28 May 2010 | 8 Comments | 627 views]

#1. Austin Aztex (2.13 points per game) Good offense has got them at the top of the league.  Unbeaten on the road. (previously #4)
#2. Tampa Bay Rowdies (1.88 points per game) Brought two matches against Austin to a draw (previously #10)
#3. Montreal Imapact (1.83 points per game) No slow start this year for reigning champs. (previously #7)
#4. Vancouver Whitecaps (1.71 points per game) Got 5 points out of 3 home matches, including Montreal draw.  Still unbeaten at Swangard. (previously #2)
#5. Carolina Railhawks (1.33 points per game)  Need to do a better job at home (previously #9)

#6. Crystal Palace Baltimore (1.25 points per game) Quality wins against Portland, and held the Whitecaps to a draw (previously #11)
#7. Rochester Rhinos (1.38 points per game) Have lost two in a row,  1-1-2 in May. (previously #6)
#8. Puerto Rico Islanders (1.50 points per game) Dropped their only … Read the rest

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[26 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | 874 views]

#1 Portland Timbers (2-0-1)  Barely get the nod over Vancouver with a more impressive showing against St. Louis, and a tie at Saputo
#2 Vancouver Whitecaps (2-0-1)  Will have a chance to settle the score with Portland on Thursday
#3 Puerto Rico Islanders (2-0-0)  Lost some key players, but are off to a good start
#4 Austin Aztex (2-1-0) Had a big home win over last year’s champion Montreal as well as St. Louis
#5 NSC Minnesota (2-2-0)  Surprising start for expansion team from same city as last year’s bottom-dwelling Thunder.  Still not ready to be in the leagues elite, with losses on road to Vancouver and Puerto Rico

#6 Rochester Rhinos (1-1-1) Almost pulled off a tie against Portland, and had big road win against Austin
#7 Montreal Impact (0-1-1)  Slow starting impact running on cruise control this part of the season.
#8 Miami FC Blues (0-0-2) Held the … Read the rest

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[6 Apr 2010 | One Comment | 905 views]

I will never understand why the MLS gives 6 of 16 teams a bye week in Week 2. I have decided that a team not playing will not move up or down in the rankings – even though a case could be made for LA to be number one and that DC United be dead last. All 16 are back in action next week – so there should be dramatic changes next time. MLS Power Rankings written by our East Coast Corespondent Max. And don’t forget to sign up for the Dropping Timber Fantasy Contest!







Columbus Crew



Marshall’s return and two week’s recovery for the older players should make the Crew even more dangerous. Dangerous.


Los Angeles Galaxy


W 2-0 v CHV

Buddle’s brace beats the Goats in the MLS Superclassico… does this mean Bob Bradley has another option to

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[29 Mar 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,000 views]

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Two-time defending Supporter Shield winners outclass Canadians with Schelloto picking up where he left off with goal and assist.



MLS Cup champs defend title with a big win on the road. Javier Morales scores two to take a very early lead for Golden Boot.



MLS sophomores beat-up the freshmen team. Rain did not dter a sellout crowd as Sounders were in total control all night.



No Beckham, no problem as Galaxy win at home thanks to Edson Buddle’s early goal.



Dynamo grab a point on the road despite losing two national team players in the off-season.



Omar Cummings’ second-half goal was all that the Rapids needed in the opening week’s least eventful game.


Kansas City

The Wizards’ 4-0 blow-out of their former coach’s new team has to be the biggest surprise of week one.

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[3 Jul 2009 | Comments Off | 470 views]

USL Power Rankings

Dropping Timbers ranks teams by points divided by games played.

  1. Portland Timbers 2.00
    Keita tied for the league lead in goals
  2. Charleston Battery 1.80
    Tied with Portland for the least goals allowed
  3. Puerto Rico Islanders 1.75
    Leading the league in goals scored
  4. Carolina RailHawks 1.71
  5. Rochester Rhinos 1.54
  6. Montreal Impact 1.42
    Placentino tied for the lead in assists
  7. Miami FC Blues 1.33
  8. Vancouver Whitecaps 1.25
  9. Austin Aztex 0.86
  10. Cleveland City Stars 0.67
    Aguilera tied for the lead in assists
  11. Minnesota Thunder 0.58

-Points per game is listed after team name
-The top seven teams based on total points advance to the playoffs… Read the rest

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[22 Jun 2009 | 4 Comments | 601 views]

We rank teams by points divided by games played, to adjust for teams who have played less.

#1 Portland Timbers (1.92)
#2 Carolina RailHawks (1.85)
#3 Puerto Rico Islanders (1.79)
#4 Charleston Battery (1.71)
#5 Miami FC Blues (1.45)
#6 Rochester Rhinos (1.42)
#7 Montreal Impact (1.40)
#8 Vancouver Whitecaps (1.27)
#9 Austin Aztex (0.85)
#10 Minnesota Thunder (0.64)
#11 Cleveland City Stars (0.62)

(points divided by games played in parentheses)… Read the rest