MLS Power Rankings, Week 8: Montreal Impact still struggling to find their form

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

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Last: 1

Weren't great, but once again were good enough. And now with Joao Plata and Sebastian Velasquez back, expect the attack to start humming.


Last: 2

Is this the best team in the world on restarts? When Michel or Mauro Díaz are standing over a dead ball, it's like Ray Allen at the free throw line: just automatic.


Last: 3

Their defense still looks like the league's best, and after four goals it's time to be excited about their attack as well. Especially when Benny Feilhaber is hitting through-balls like THIS.


Last: 4

Seven points from three road comebacks on the trot. It hasn't always been pretty for Seattle, but they're finding a way – and Sigi's making some nice on-the-fly adjustments.


Last: 6

Not where some thought they would be just yet, but is anyone comfortable betting against LA eventually getting there?


Last: 5

They play some beautiful, flowing soccer – some of the most interesting in the league. But it's become apparent that they need a center forward who can do more in terms of holding the ball up and bringing the rest of the attack into the play.


Last: 7

Sleeper of a scoreless home draw, which is disappointing since a win would have given the Rapids some early breathing space.


Last: 8

The Power Rankings Politburo is officially encouraging TFC to string a pass or two together. Ninety minutes of bunker-ball every week is not a recipe for long-term success.


Last: 10

Kekuta Manneh remains an unplayable force when coming off the bench. No other team in MLS has a weapon like that.


Last: 9

End product hasn't been there, but the defense was better vs. Houston. On attack they seem to miss Jack McInerney's "I'll score when I want!" attitude, even if the overall chemistry seems better with Andrew Wenger.


Last: 12

Got David Horst back and subsequently pitched a road shutout. The attack, however, is at sea.


Last: 11

Took a stoppage-time PK save to get out of Chicago with the point. The Revs are doing some serious work on defense while trying to figure out how to get the attack – five goals in seven games – going.


Last: 13

Tied a league record with their sixth straight draw. Season record for draws is 16, set by the Fire in 2011. Records were made to be broken!


Last: 17

As Dax McCarty has gotten healthier, those huge gaps in midfield have closed up. The partnership between him and Péguy Luyindula needs to get more time to work.


Last: 15

If they had held on for just another few minutes, we'd officially label D.C. a juggernaut. By any measure, though, a point at Columbus is a very good result.


Last: 14

It's been forever and a day since they won a game. There's talent here, but still so many missing pieces.


Last: 16

The forwards are catching a lot of flack, but the defense is as big a concern. It's been 11 games across all competitions since the Timbers posted a shutout.


Last: 17


An ugly road point is still a point. 

Last: 19

One win in their last 15 regular-season games. Three in 18 across all competitions.