Power Rankings 2017 - DL image

Only MLS league games will be reflected in the rankings. Rankings are voted on by MLSsoccer.com editorial staff and remarks were written by the editorial staff.

BIGGEST MOVERS: PHI +8 spots | VAN -7 spots


1


LAST WEEK: 2


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 21


Back-to-back 4-0 routs, with a Supporters' Shield lead to cherry-top that 10-match undefeated streak? That'll get you the top spot 'round these parts.


Previous: Won vs. VAN, 4-0 | Next: at POR on 7/5


2


LAST WEEK: 4


HIGH: 2 | LOW: 8


No. 2 in the rankings, No. 1 in some voters' hearts. Responding to an early goal with three unanswered is pretty solid proof your team is good.


Previous: Won vs. MIN, 3-1 | Next: at VAN on 7/5


3


LAST WEEK: 1


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 8


They took an uninspiring L against a fellow contender in FCD, but after taking the CanChamp for a second straight year earlier in the week, they earned an off day.


Previous: Lost vs. DAL, 3-1 | Next: at ORL on 7/5


4


LAST WEEK: 5


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 5


Mauro Diaz is back and suddenly all their other attacking players are better. Funny how that works, isn't it?


Previous: Won vs. TOR, 3-1 | Next: vs. DC on 7/4


5


LAST WEEK: 4


HIGH: 3 | LOW: 9


The final score was even, but there was much more action than the 1-1 implies. PK saves and Homegrowns breaking the ol' MLS duck make for a fun watch.


Previous: Drew vs. POR, 1-1 | Next: vs. PHI on 7/6


6


LAST WEEK: 6


HIGH: 4 | LOW: 17


Atlanta just rotates the big days between their attackers. This week? Another brace for Tito Villalba.


Previous: Won at CLB, 2-0 | Next: vs. SJ on 7/4


7


LAST WEEK: 7


HIGH: 5 | LOW: 20


That was a tough last-second loss against the Quakes at Stanford. But they were grinding down a result until Shea Salinas pulled his best Gordo impression.


Previous: Lost at SJ, 2-1 | Next: vs. RSL on 7/4


8


LAST WEEK: 10


HIGH: 2 | LOW: 14


Anytime you can take a point off SKC in KC? That's a positive result. Literally.


Previous: Drew at SKC, 1-1 | Next: vs. CHI on 7/5


9


LAST WEEK: 16


HIGH: 8 | LOW: 19


Edged out as this week's big riser, Montreal is thinking about extending the upswing that started with Blerim Dzemaili's arrival.


Previous: Won vs. DC, 2-0 | Next: at HOU on 7/5


10


LAST WEEK: 18


HIGH: 10 | LOW: 22


A big jump off a strong Sunday result has embedded the Union in the league's upper half. CJ Sapong is everyone's favorite ... favorite. Full stop.


Previous: Won vs. NE, 3-0 | Next: at SKC on 7/6


11


LAST WEEK: 8


HIGH: 6 | LOW: 19


7-0-2 at home, 0-7-2 on the road. This is positively bizarre, and beyond the scope of what the Power Rankings Politburo can reliably compute.


Previous: Lost at COL, 3-1 | Next: vs. MTL on 7/5


12


LAST WEEK: 14


HIGH: 10 | LOW: 21


The first two games of the Chris Leitch era were promising, both in terms of results (Wins are fun!) and style of play. San Jose seemed a lot more determined to build through the middle than previously. That said, neither Seattle nor LA were anywhere near full strength.


Previous: Won vs. LA, 2-1 | Next: at ATL on 7/4


13


LAST WEEK: 11


HIGH: 3 | LOW: 13


No games, and enough improvement around them to drop. It's been that kind of season for RBNY -- even when they don't play, it's a drag.


Previous: No Games in Week 18 | Next: at NE on 7/5


14


LAST WEEK: 13


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 15


A bye week, and a drop. But at least there's a new guy!


Previous: No Games in Week 18 | Next: at COL on 7/4


15


LAST WEEK: 8


HIGH: 8 | LOW: 21


The Whitecaps seemed to be riding high. Then Chicago happened. Yikes.


Previous: Lost at CHI, 4-0 | Next: vs. NYC on 7/5


16


LAST WEEK: 12


HIGH: 2 | LOW: 18


Orlando earned their first win of June, and still managed to slip four spots. The summer has been unkind.


Previous: Won at RSL, 1-0 | Next: vs. TOR on 7/5


17


LAST WEEK: 15


HIGH: 6 | LOW: 19


That loss exposed all kinds of issues in the back for Crew SC. If they don't do something soon ...


Previous: Lost vs. ATL, 2-0 | Next: at MIN on 7/4


18


LAST WEEK: 17


HIGH: 11 | LOW: 20


Just when they draw you back in ... Ugh.


Previous: Lost at PHI, 3-0 | Next: vs. NY on 7/5


19


LAST WEEK: 20


HIGH: 6 | LOW: 22


Pablo has the Human Spirit riding high with this group, no longer an easy out. Cheers to Kevin Doyle figuring out a way forward.


Previous: Won vs. HOU, 3-1 | Next: vs. SEA on 7/4


20


LAST WEEK: 19


HIGH: 16 | LOW: 22


It's an expansion year. Everything's going to feel like two forward, one back for a while. No shame in a loss to NYC. Christian Ramirez, tho.


Previous: Lost at NYC, 3-1 | Next: vs. CLB on 7/4


21


LAST WEEK: 21


HIGH: 7 | LOW: 22


Looked like a team that just hopped off a flight. Looked like a team that missed their goalkeeper. Looked like a team that needs to do some serious shopping this summer.


Previous: Lost at MTL, 2-0 | Next: at DAL on 7/4


22


LAST WEEK: 22


HIGH: 11 | LOW: 22


Well, ah ... at least they seem headed in a direction pointed past this season under Petke.


Previous: Lost vs. ORL, 1-0 | Next: at LA on 7/4