When you think about it, it was kind of remarkable that Chivas USA stayed in 13th place in SB Nation's MLS Power Rankings for so long. Well, the hive mind have responded to the Goats' recent form, which gives them only one point in the last four matches, and they have dropped Chivas to 16th place this week.
Only the Portland Timbers, Philadelphia Union, and Toronto FC, respectively, sit below them, and truth be told, that seems about right. Chivas are a team who don't get much of the spotlight, and when they do, it's usually from a negative perspective. At this stage, the club needs to make big statements to wake people up, and a win against the San Jose Earthquakes last week would have done just that. But alas, they only managed a draw, and the hive mind at SBN was not particularly impressed.At the top of the rankings are Real Salt Lake, who beat this week's runner-up Seattle Sounders last weekend in a feisty match. The Quakes dropped to third this week, likely in part because of the result against Chivas.
Chivas' upcoming opponent, the LA Galaxy, sits in 11th place this week in the rankings. While the opinions of the Galaxy have dropped significantly over the course of the season so far, a win over their rivals would likely give Chivas a bump in the rankings. But they need to actually win first, so let's start there and see where it goes.
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