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MLS Power Rankings, Week 6: Toronto FC, LA Galaxy on the move in latest poll

Note: Only MLS league games will be reflected in the rankings. The Power Rankings are voted on by the editorial staff at MLSsoccer.com, and all comments are written by Matthew Doyle. All times Eastern.

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1

Last: 1

Even if they're not playing well, they're always so dangerous on set pieces that they can just bury you. It was even through an hour this weekend, then Houston gave 'em an inch. And then it was over.

2

Last: 4

Going on the road and getting a point is always a good result. Doing it at the MLS Cup champions' place, and getting a MotM performance from your backup 'keeper? Tough, gutty early-season performance.

3

Last: 3

The attack went bye-bye again, but the defense remains the league's best. Sporting took the lessons of Cruz Azul to heart and have tightened up considerably.

4

Last: 2

 

Boom! Nobody saw that one coming. Columbus had looked like the closest thing to a sure bet this past weekend, and barely showed up. This is why MLS is impossible to predict.

5

Last: 8

Michael Bradley deserves a ton of credit, but let's give a round of applause to central midfield partner Kyle Bekker. His passing eye has always been there, but this offseason he seems to have added "defensive committment" to his game.

6

Last: 9

Chivas came into last weekend looking like one of the league's most disciplined defensive teams, and LA just annihilated them. Are the Galaxy going to start building momentum after a sluggish March?

7

Last: 7

They were probably six minutes from entering crisis mode. Then Clint Dempsey rode to the rescue, and Seattle got themselves a valuable road point. Still have to figure out that midfield, though.

8

Last: 5

Hung tough for an hour, but going down a man against FC Dallas is murder. It's surprising, though, how weak the Dynamo looked defending restarts.

9

Last: 12

It took a red card to Matías Laba and a sterling performance from Clint Irwin to get the Rapids these three points. But they were points well earned, and will be crucial in the playoff race.

10

Last: 6

The 'Caps really had no business squandering that one, and they totally lost their heads after going down a man. Need to find some discipline in possession to go with their attacking gusto.

11

Last: 10

Dropping points thanks to bad set-piece defending and late collapses week after week. The Union still look the part of a contender, but eventually good performances have to become wins.

12

Last: 11

Another huge performance from Luis Robles saved the road point for the Red Bulls, who were lacking some big-name flair, but dug down and found a bit of fight. Still plenty to be worried about defensively, however.

13

Last: 15

The Timbers have now given up 10 goals, so there's a ton of work to do on that end. But their attack was spectacular against Seattle, and seems to have found some chemistry after a slow start.

14

Last: 17

They were a muffed Mike Magee PK away from getting their first win of the season. But they've yet to pitch a shutout, and have given up multiple goals in three of their five games.

15

Last: 14

Came undone against the Galaxy, with head coach Wilmer Cabrera openly questioning his team's heart. Ugly loss, and it won't get any easier this coming weekend.

16

Last: 13

The Revs can't seem to put shots on frame, which is a pretty big problem. They're the worst in the league when it comes to hitting the target, and were blanked for the fourth time in five games.

17

Last: 16

The bye week was surely nice for the Quakes, as was watching Chris Wondolowski score (again) for the USMNT. They need him to bring some of that back to Buck Shaw.

  • Last Week: Bye
  • This Week: Sunday vs. Columbus (3 pm, UniMas)
18

Last: 19

 

That was D.C.'s first win since August, and while it wasn't exactly a clinic, three points is three points. 

19

Last: 18

The Impact are going to score a bunch of goals, but this entire backline needs help. They are reacting so slowly to any hint of danger, and are getting punished.