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SB Nation MLS Power Rankings for Week 6

This week's MLS Power Rankings are out, and a majority of writers have left the Seattle Sounders in Tier Two, as they were last week. Considering the record and the perceived strengths of the team this is not a large surprise. The Colorado Rapids dropping from Tier One has nothing to do with Brian Mullan, and everything to do with the team not winning.

I am a bit baffled by anyone who would vote Red Bull in Tier One but not the Galaxy. There are a few who think that Real Salt Lake is so good they need their own category, and that is an argument that I respect. My rankings require a little explanation, here they are.

One RSL Red Bull Galaxy
Two Union Dynamo
Three Sounders United Revolution Whitecaps
Four Rapids Dallas Earthquakes Sporting Crew Fire Timbers Chivas Toronto

Those in Red are all probably Tier Two teams if not for incidents this weekend. But for the Seattle Sounders and FC Dallas I need to see the teams perform without their stars before I think they will be in the Playoffs. For the Rapids I voted while angry, but my vote did not change their overall rating on SBN.

Generally I tend to undervote, but I need to see the Portland Timbers do something on the road, and for New England Revolution and Columbus Crew I need to see it longer. An easy case could be made for Tier Three though.

Jeremiah's Rankings:

One RSL Red Bull
Two Galaxy Union Rapids Sounders Dynamo Revolution
Three Dallas United Earthquakes Crew Timbers Whitecaps
Four Sporting Fire Timbers Chivas Toronto

Our strongest disagreement is on the Revolution, but I'm inherently a doubter.

Who would you say are title contenders? Where would you put the Sounders?

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