Week 22 Power Rankings
Three straight home draws have extended Real Salt Lake’s unbeaten streak to five games and after a scoreless draw with Houston on Saturday the team now sets its sights to the East Coast. FWs Joao Plata and Luis Silva have provided a new dimension in the attacking third during the three-game home stand while GK Nick Rimando and the RSL defense held firm to keep the Houston Dynamo at bay. Was the team’s draw enough to climb the power ranking’s charts in Week 22? Check out the latest rankings and tell us what you think below.
MLSsoccer.com: - 13
“Under Mike Petke, Real Salt Lake have become the kings of clawing out draws, managing a point each from their last three matches. Hey, it's a lot better than taking a straight loss.”
ESPNFC: - 17
“RSL couldn't take advantage of a man-advantage in a goalless home draw against the Dynamo. Goals should come.”
SI.com: - 13
“A 0–0 draw may not be a sexy result, but RSL is way past needing its results to be sexy. That scoreless result against Houston extends the club's unbeaten run to a season-high five games. The team hasn’t always been fun to watch, but it has ground out results ever since Mike Petke complained about the club’s printer.”