Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson is diving in protest about his club's position in the latest SB Nation power rankings.
Surely that would be enough to see the Men in Red leapfrog their orange rivals in the Week 25 MLS Power Rankings, right?
Well, apparently not.
SB Nation Power Rankings
|1. San Jose Earthquakes||1||1.07|
|2. Sporting Kansas City||2.6||2.47|
|3. Seattle Sounders||2.6||2.93|
|4. New York Red Bulls||5.3||4.4|
|5. Real Salt Lake||5.5||6.47|
|6. Houston Dynamo||6.5||4.73|
|7. LA Galaxy||6.7||7.67|
|8. Chicago Fire||7.3||7|
|9. Columbus Crew||8.2||10.53|
|10. D.C. United||10.1||9.4|
|11. Montreal Impact||11.5||11.33|
|12. Vancouver Whitecaps||11.9||10.6|
|13. FC Dallas||12||12.53|
|14. Philadelphia Union||14.4||15.47|
|15. New England Revolution||15.5||15.8|
|16. Chivas USA||16.5||15.47|
|16. Colorado Rapids||16.5||15.87|
|18. Portland Timbers||17.7||18.2|
|19. Toronto FC||18.5||18.13|
Okay, I try not to get worked up about these kinds of things...BUT SERIOUSLY??? WE WERE IN SEVENTH LAST WEEK!!! WHAT IS GOING ON??? SO LOSING HELPS US MORE THAN WINNING??? DSKJDWKLGUWGFILUWFHWFHWFHWFOHWFOFWAWRDFGHHJUHJIJI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Okay, I'm done.
Well, let's see, the first four spots remained the same. Houston did fall one place to sixth as RSL jumped them. Then everyone's darlings the LA Galaxy, who have won their last four in all competitions jumped past us into seventh. Ew. Can we go back to earlier in the season when they were losing at home to the Revs?
The ninth and tenth spots switched as the Crew continue to surge and DC continue to be meh at best (as long as they're not playing us).
Same story at 11 and 12 as Montreal keeps itself alive in the playoff race and the Whitecaps continue to crumble.
And then at the bottom, TFC reclaim their rightful place as the worst team in MLS. Congrats, Portland. The dream is alive for you guys.
The SB Nation Power Rankings are determined by voting between the various SB Nation soccer blogs. Hot Time in Old Town has two votes each week. The full list of voters is identified at the bottom of Jeremiah Oshan's main article on the subject.
So what does everyone think? Are the Fire not getting enough respect? Or will the Men in Red just have to keep winning to earn some recognition from the rest of the league?
What do you think about the Fire's rankings in the Week 25 MLS Power Rankings?
Too High (Fire are overrated) (5 votes)
Too Low (Fire are underrated) (68 votes)
Just Right (Fire are correctly ranked) (18 votes)
91 total votes