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BIGGEST MOVERS: SJ +4 spots | LA -4 spots
LAST WEEK: 1
HIGH: 1 | LOW: 8
No Jozy, no Seba, four goals. At this point the only question left in TFC’s season is whether the juggernaut will roll all the way to an MLS Cup title.
LAST WEEK: 3
HIGH: 2 | LOW: 17
10 goals in 2 games -- and six from Josef Martinez. It's been a week in the ATL, and there's no signs it'll slow down.
LAST WEEK: 2
HIGH: 2 | LOW: 8
A draw at Colorado certainly isn't what NYC wanted (or expected) out of that trip, but sitting comfortably at No. 2 in the East, their playoffs hopes are nearly cemented.
LAST WEEK: 5
HIGH: 4 | LOW: 21
Tony Tchani’s late goal may have helped the ‘Caps hold on to the top spot in the West and keep their unbeaten run intact (six games and counting), but with four of their last six games on the road (at SEA, SKC, NY and POR) those two dropped points could prove costly.
LAST WEEK: 4
HIGH: 1 | LOW: 15
Seattle fans invented being upset during a 13-game unbeaten streak.
LAST WEEK: 6
HIGH: 2 | LOW: 9
Rolled New England and likely sealed Jay Heaps' fate. MLS results hve been middling of late, but is a third Open Cup in six years on deck?
LAST WEEK: 9
HIGH: 1 | LOW: 21
3-0 without Bastian Schweinsteiger? Even if it was against D.C., the Fire have their mojo back.
LAST WEEK: 7
HIGH: 3 | LOW: 14
All eyes should be on Wednesday's US Open Cup, one of the biggest matches in club history, but that draw could mean the Red Bulls will have to travel for the Knockout Round.
LAST WEEK: 8
HIGH: 2 | LOW: 14
A loss to RSL dinged Portland a bit in the rankings, but they have a two-word answer to that: Diego Valeri.
LAST WEEK: 10
HIGH: 6 | LOW: 19
A late defensive breakdown – stop us if you've heard that one before – cost Columbus. But that was, nonetheless, a damn nice road point in Vancouver.
LAST WEEK: 12
HIGH: 11 | LOW: 22
Albert Rusnak's not going to win Newcomer of the Year, but he for damn sure should be in the discussion. He's been one of the league's best playmakers over the past couple of months and is a worthy successor to the great Javier Morales.
LAST WEEK: 16
HIGH: 10 | LOW: 21
San Jose's win against Houston created an, uh ... seismic shift in the Western standings. If Chris Leitch can figure out how to get this squad playing road soccer they way they do at Avaya, they could be trouble.
LAST WEEK: 11
HIGH: 6 | LOW: 19
The Dynamo, once mighty during this season, continued their slip with another loss at San Jose, making them winless in four matches and pushing them below the playoff line. Ouch.
LAST WEEK: 13
HIGH: 1 | LOW: 14
Something’s rotten in Frisco. Will it finally force Oscar Pareja to take a long look at his first-choice XI?
LAST WEEK: 15
HIGH: 8 | LOW: 19
Beating Minnesota at home is a must for a team hoping to make the playoffs. Whoops.
LAST WEEK: 17
HIGH: 9 | LOW: 22
Taylor Twellman said it on Sunday's broadcast, and the Power Rankings Politburo agrees with him: This team has solidity throughout the roster. The problem is they don't have high-end, DP-caliber difference-makers in attack, which is why they're outside the playoffs looking in.
LAST WEEK: 14
HIGH: 11 | LOW: 20
Welp. That marks the end of the Jay Heaps era. We're officially playing for 2018.
LAST WEEK: 20
HIGH: 2 | LOW: 20
The Dwyer-Larin partnership is showing some signs of life and Yoshi Yotun is a player. Jason Kreis' goal in the offseason should be to find players to fit around them.
LAST WEEK: 21
HIGH: 6 | LOW: 22
We’re starting to learn a little something about what an improved Minnesota might look like in 2018 and it’s a safe bet that Abu Danladi will have a place.
LAST WEEK: 19
HIGH: 7 | LOW: 22
The loss against Chicago was a microcosm of DC’s season: They were in the match all along, only to be undone by an unlucky own goal, a lax defensive play and a poor decision on a tackle in the box that resulted in a penalty. This is a team still in need of reinforcements.
LAST WEEK: 22
HIGH: 6 | LOW: 22
LAST WEEK: 18
HIGH: 5 | LOW: 22
Who could’ve seen a potential league-worst season coming? If the additions of Sigi Schmid and Jonathan dos Santos couldn’t help the club change course, the issues clearly run deep. And the schedule has no mercy with three road games in seven days at Atlanta, Sporting KC and Houston.