July 27, 2013; Commerce City, CO, USA; Colorado Rapids defender Drew Moor (3) reacts following the win over the during the Los Angeles Galaxy at Dick

2013 MLS Power Rankings: Week 22

The Colorado Rapids are on a Rocky Mountain High, soaring to the top of the 2013 MLS Power Rankings on the View from Avalon, here on FanSided. Meanwhile, D.C. United continue to lag at the bottom of heap after yet another defeat to the ledger.

Let’s take a look at this week’s MLS Power Rankings on the View.

1. Colorado Rapids

Goals from Hendry Thomas (41′) and Dillon Powers (47′) gave Oscar Pareja’s Colorado Rapids a massive 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. The win is sure to boost Colorado’s confidence heading into their Rocky Mountain Cup tie with Real Salt Lake on Aug. 3. Kickoff at Dick’s is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. MT/8:30 p.m. ET and will be televised by Altitude.

2. New England Revolution

Jay Heaps’s New England Revolution are on the up after a 2-1 victory over D.C. United at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Dimitry Imbongo Boele (54′) and Diego Fagundez (63′) scored for the Revs, who return to action on Aug. 4 against Toronto FC at Gilette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET and will be televised by Univision Deportes.

3. New York Red Bulls

Jul 27, 2013; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls celebrate a goal against the Real Salt Lake during the first half at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

A wild shootout at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. saw Mike Petke’s New York Red Bulls stand and deliver, 4-3, over Real Salt Lake. Fabian Espindola scored a brace in the 23rd and 89th minutes of play, Tim Cahill got things going in the 11th minute and Dax McCarty scored the winner in the fourth minute of second half stoppage time.

New York return to action on Aug. 3 against Sporting Kansas City at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET and will be televised by NBC Sports.

4. Los Angeles Galaxy

Bruce Arena’s Los Angeles Galaxy were shut out 2-0 by the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and will have a lot of time to think as they step aside from MLS play this week to play in the International Champions Cup. LA return to action on Aug. 11 against FC Dallas at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Tex. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET and will be televised by ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.

5. Sporting Kansas City

Peter Vermes’s Sporting Kansas City were also shut out, 1-0, by the Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo in Montreal, Que. and will look to rebound on Aug. 3 against the New York Red Bulls on the road. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. CT/6:30 p.m. ET and will be televisefd by NBC Sports.

6. Philadelphia Union

Jul 27, 2013; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Zac MacMath(18) reacts during the second half against the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place Stadium. The Philadelphia Union won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

A goal from Antoine Hoppenot in the 85th minute gave John Hackworth’s Philadelphia Union a 1-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, B.C. The Union are back in action on Aug. 3 against the Chicago Fire at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET and will be televised by Comcast SportsNet.

7. Chicago Fire

Frank Klopas’s Chicago Fire played to a 1-1 draw with the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Tex. Mike Magee salvaged the point split in the 63rd minute and will aim to keep his scoring form intact on Aug. 3 against the Philadelphia Union. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET and will be televised by My50 Chicago.

8. Montreal Impact

A goal from Blake Smith in the sixth minute of second-half stoppage time gave Marco Schallibaum’s Montreal Impact a 1-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City, sending them up the Power Rankings this week. Up next for L’Impact is a match with D.C. United at RFK Stadium on Aug. 3. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET and will be televised by TVA Sports.

9. San Jose Earthquakes

Mark Watson’s San Jose Earthquakes delivered a surprise 2-1 victory over the Portland Timbers at Buck Shaw Stadium, on the campus of Santa Clara University in Santa CLara, Calif. Victor Bernardez (55′) and Steven Lenhart (58′) scored for the Timbers, who are back in action on Aug. 3 at home against Chivas USA. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET and will be televised by Univision Deportes and Comcast SportsNet.

10. Portland Timbers

Jul 27, 2013; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Jose Earthquakes defender Jordan Stewart (22) reacts as he kicks the ball out of play to end the game against the Portland Timbers during the second half at Buck Shaw Stadium. The San Jose Earthquakes defeated the Portland Timbers 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Caleb Porter’s Portland Timbers take a major slide down after falling, 2-1, to the San Jose Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium. Darlington Nagbe scored in the 83rd minute for the Timbers, who slink back home to clash with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Aug. 3 at JELD-WEN Field in Portland, Ore. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET and will be televised by ROOT SPORTS.

11. Real Salt Lake

Alvaro Saborio scored a hat trick for Jason Kreis’s Real Salt Lake in the 45th, 80th and 82nd minutes, but it was not enough as poor defending and no Nick Rimando resulted in a 4-3 defeat to the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena. RSL face the Colorado Rapids on Aug. 3 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. MT/8:30 p.m. ET and will be televised by ABC4.

12. Houston Dynamo

Cam Weaver broke through in the 61st minute for Dominic Kinnear’s Houston Dynamo, but they were consigned to a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dynamo continue their 2013 season on Aug. 3 against the Columbus Crew at home. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. CT/9 p.m. ET and will be televised by KPRC Local 2.

13. Seattle Sounders

Sigi Schmid’s Seattle Sounders got back to their winning ways, bouncing Chivas USA 2-1 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash. Brad Evans (23′) and Lamar Neagle (57′) scored for the Sounders, who will hope to build on their results on Aug. 3 against FC Dallas at home. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET/10:30 p.m. ET and will be televised by KING 5.

14. Vancouver Whitecaps

Jul 27, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto FC midfielder Jonathan Osorio (21) and forward Jeremy Brockie (22) hug after Osorio scored the tying goal against the Columbus Crew during the second half at BMO Field. Toronto beat Columbus 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Martin Rennie’s Vancouver Whitecaps were forced to play down to 10 men early, and they would pay the price late in their 1-0 defeat to the Philadelphia Union at BC Place Stadium. Vancouver are back in action on Aug. 3 against the Portland Timbers. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET and will be televised by City and Sportsnet One.

15. Toronto FC

Ryan Nelsen’s Toronto FC left it late against the Columbus Crew, prevailing 2-1 at BMO Field. Jonathan Osorio (87′) and Andrew Wiedeman (90′ + 4′) scored for the Reds, who are back in action on Aug. 4 against the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET and will be televised by Sportsnet 360.

16. FC Dallas

Schellas Hyndman’s FC Dallas were off this week and will be back in action on Aug. 3 against the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. CT/10:30 p.m. ET and will be televised by Time Warner Cable Sportsnet.

17. Columbus Crew

Robert Warzycha’s Columbus Crew were up 1-0 thanks to Dominic Oduro in the 17th minute, but they couldn’t hold on and fell to Toronto FC, 2-1, at BMO FIeld. Up next for Columbus is a match with the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET and will be televised by FOX Sports Ohio.

18. Chivas USA

Jose Luis Real’s Chivas USA got a goal from Erick Torres in the 16th minute but relinquished their lead to fall, 2-1, to the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field. Chivas continue their season on Aug. 3 against the San Jose Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET and will be televised by Univision Deportes.

19. D.C. United

You can chalk up another defeat for Ben Olsen’s D.C. United, who collapsed flat on their faces, 2-1 to the New England Revolution at RFK Stadium. Luis Silva scored for D.C. in the eighth minute and will look to improve on his form against the Montreal Impact at home on Aug. 3. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET and will be televised by Comcast SportsNet.

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