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SB Nation MLS Power Rankings: Chivas USA Hold Steady

May 4, 2012; Carson, CA, USA; Chivas: Remain in 13th again this week. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-US PRESSWIRE
May 4, 2012; Carson, CA, USA; Chivas: Remain in 13th again this week. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-US PRESSWIRE

It appears the hive mind know where Chivas USA belongs on the SB Nation MLS Power Rankings: number 13. They've been placed there and remain there the last few weeks. On one hand, this demonstrates they are respected enough that the teams ranking below them are definitely a cut below. And this is even more startling considering Chivas are currently on a three-match losing streak. But they are firmly in the bottom half of the rankings, and it is no secret frustration is following this team around like a dark cloud at this point.

They are set to take on the San Jose Earthquakes Sunday, up North, so Chivas USA have a tough task this week to change minds. That said, I remember once upon a time when Chivas were lower in the rankings and beat the number one team in the rankings at that time in Real Salt Lake. The Earthquakes, yes, the Earthquakes, are currently sitting on top, so the Goats will need to work a similar magic if they want to rise up the standings as well as the Power Rankings.

Behind San Jose on top this week is the Seattle Sounders, Sporting Kansas City, and Real Salt Lake, according to the hive mind. While you may disagree with the order of those teams, they do appear to be the class of the league at this point. But that's why the games are played, so we'll see if this holds.

You can find a breakdown of the latest rankings here.

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