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: CHI, NE +2 spots | ORL -2 spots


1


LAST WEEK: 1


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 8


Got a bit of a break with Jozy getting more rest than expected, which should be a help as TFC chase history. 


Previous: None | Next: vs. SJ on 9/9


2


LAST WEEK: 2


HIGH: 2 | LOW: 8


Let's all hold our breath and wait to hear how dinged up David Villa is, shall we?


Previous: None | Next: vs. SKC on 9/6; vs. POR on 9/9


3


LAST WEEK: 3


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 15


Guess who’s sitting on the longest undefeated streak in MLS? If you said Toronto, you’d be close (they took an L in July). The rematch is coming, y’all.


Previous: None | Next: vs. LA on 9/10


4


LAST WEEK: 4


HIGH: 2 | LOW: 9


They’re still top of the West in points per game, but tied for ninth in goals scored. Will their defense hold them up through atough September that will include a cup final? (We’re not betting against Peter Vermes here.)


Previous: None | Next: at NYC on 9/6; at CLB at 9/10


5


LAST WEEK: 5


HIGH: 4 | LOW: 17


Despite a recent run of form that's seen no wins in four games, fans and the team are likely banking on the opening of their new home to re-inject some life into Atlanta's playoff push.


Previous: None | Next: vs. DAL on 9/10


6


LAST WEEK: 6


HIGH: 3 | LOW: 14


Left two points on the table by only managing that draw. New York are a safe bet to make the playoffs, but results like this past weekend… that's how you lose homefield advantage come November.


Previous: Drew at DAL, 2-2 | Next: at CHI on 9/9


7


LAST WEEK: 7


HIGH: 7 | LOW: 21


Every time we look up, Vancouver are … still in the thick of the playoff pack. They’re for real.


Previous: None | Next: vs. RSL on 9/9


8


LAST WEEK: 10


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 21


We want to see more to say they’re officially out of the woods, but the psychological importance of that victory in Montreal (two-and-a-half weeks after they lost there) cannot be understated.


Previous: Won at MTL, 1-0 | Next: vs. NY on 9/9


9


LAST WEEK: 8


HIGH: 6 | LOW: 19


Got some great news with the game on Saturday going off as scheduled. Donate to help Houston recover from Hurricane Harvey here.


Previous: None | Next: vs. COL on 9/9


10


LAST WEEK: 9


HIGH: 2 | LOW: 14


Needed all the rest they can get this international break. Three of their next four are on the road, and a healthy team would immeasurably improve their chances of landing a top-two seed.


Previous: None | Next: at NYC on 9/9


11


LAST WEEK: 12


HIGH: 1 | LOW: 12


Only a draw, but BRUH. Dallas might be back.


Previous: Drew vs. NY, 2-2 | Next: at DAL on 9/10


12


LAST WEEK: 11


HIGH: 6 | LOW: 19


Well, at least they won't be losing Jonathan Mensah or Harrison Afful to World Cup duty next summer.


Previous: None | Next: vs. SKC on 9/10


13


LAST WEEK: 13


HIGH: 11 | LOW: 22


They’re probably shy this year due to games in hand, but 2018 is looking promising. Gonna be a fun finish.


Previous: None | Next: at VAN on 9/9


14


LAST WEEK: 14


HIGH: 8 | LOW: 19


That loss is a killer. Winning without Blerim Dzemaili was always going to be a tough task but the loss solidified Chicago's standing and put the Impact even further behind the 8-ball in their chase of Crew SC.


Previous: Lost vs. CHI, 1-0 | Next: at NE on 9/9


15


LAST WEEK: 15


HIGH: 10 | LOW: 21


Do they have enough gas left to make a push at that sixth spot in the West? Dallas are determined to leave the door open…


Previous: None | Next: at TOR on 9/9


16


LAST WEEK: 16


HIGH: 9 | LOW: 22


Things are looking grim for the Union, but this weekend’s game at Minnesota is a great chance to keep their faint hopes from fading completely.


Previous: None | Next: at MIN on 9/9


17


LAST WEEK: 19


HIGH: 11 | LOW: 20


Welp. Kei finally got his hatty, and the D looks sterner that it has all season. To threaten, they’re gonna need to win one on the road.


Previous: Won vs. ORL, 4-0 | Next: vs. MTL on 9/9


18


LAST WEEK: 17


HIGH: 7 | LOW: 22


Continuing to build back Steve Birnbaum's confidence will be a crucial task for the rest of the season.


Previous: None | Next: vs. ORL on 9/9


19


LAST WEEK: 20


HIGH: 5 | LOW: 20


So what if it came against the Rapids? The Galaxy's multi-goal win at home provided a desperate squad and supporters with a glimmer of recent-past success. Hopefully, signs of refreshed life for 2018 lie ahead.


Previous: Won vs. COL, 3-0 | Next: at SEA on 9/10


20


LAST WEEK: 18


HIGH: 2 | LOW: 20


An embarrasing, yet unsurprising, display in New England for a team that doesn't know who they are right now. We'll have to wait until the offseason to have many questions answered.


Previous: Lost at NE, 4-0 | Next: at DC on 9/9


21


LAST WEEK: 21


HIGH: 16 | LOW: 22


The Loons come back into action soon after a break since this past Aug. 26, when a win over Chicago helped keep them out of the very last slot in this week's rankings.


Previous: None | Next: vs. PHI on 9/9


22


LAST WEEK: 22


HIGH: 6 | LOW: 22


At this point, what’s the downside to experimenting? The Rapids haven’t won since July 4 and are one of two teams still without a road win in 2017.


Previous: Lost at LA, 3-0 | Next: at HOU on 9/9

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