MLS Power Rankings, Week 7: New York Red Bulls put a stranglehold on the No. 1 spot

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 this week's remarks were written by Ben Baer. All times Eastern.

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Jesse Marsch has his side looking like the best in the league, highlighted by the play of the midfield triumvirate.

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A scrappy win on the road is just what you need to stay on top of the Western Conference.

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3

Last: 4

Withstood a shooting frenzy from the Rapids to take home much-needed three points.

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Last: 3

It wasn't the prettiest game without Robbie Keane again, but Omar Gonzalez saved the day in the end. With a little help from Bernardo Anor.

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5

Last: 7

If only Fabian Castillo could match up 1-v-1 with Nick Hagglund every week.

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Last:: 9

Didn't outplay the Lions before the red card, but, well, the red card happened. Even better, Pipa happened.

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Last: 11

Starting to look like the exciting team we thought they would be, even if that means having Jermaine Jones play center back.

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Last: 6

Sure, they're still in second place in the East, but has any United performance impressed you so far? Maybe that's a good thing, though.

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9

Last: 5

Their seemingly average play came back to bite them as they suffered their first loss of the season. Then they lost their temper.

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Last: 8

Looked better with Graham Zusi and Krisztian Nemeth back in the starting lineup. Three points in Houston next week would certainly feel good.

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Last: 10

Someone should have tried to calm down Rafael Ramos before he lost his mind.

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12

Last: 16

Darlington Nagbe impressed (again), and the defense picked up a third shutout. But is this just another upswing on the Timbers rollercoaster? 

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13

Last: 15

Does an even game on the road at RFK mean you deserve to move up two spots? Looks like it this week.

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Last: 12

Ran into a buzzsaw after a cross-country flight and Wondo didn't start. Nothing to get too upset about.

  • Last Week: Loss at New York, 2-0
  • Last Five: L-W-L-L-W
  • Next MLS Game: May 1 at Real Salt Lake (10 pm; UDN/UnivisionDeportes.com)

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Victims of a looonnnng break, but we finally get to see Harry Shipp, David Accam and Joevin Jones again.

  • Last Week: OFF
  • Last Five: W-W-L-L-L
  • This Week: Friday vs. NYCFC (8 pm; UDN/UnivisionDeportes.com)

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Last: 13

Is it time to worry if you're a TFC fan? Probably not. We'll reassess after they get a couple home games under their belt.

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Injuries have undermined what Jason Kreis has in mind, and they haven't had the horses to adjust on the fly. But Kwadwo Poku is legit.

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Looks like even the Power Rankings Politburo can't escape #CCLFever.

  • Last Week: OFF
  • Last Four: L-D-D-L 
  • Next MLS Game: May 9 vs. Portland (4 pm, RDS/TSN/MLS LIVE)

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Jim Curtin is looking for answers all across the field but one thing is for sure: Cristian Maidana needs to be in the starting lineup.

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Little bit harsh here, as they were right there with the Sounders. We'll see if they can withstand a re-energized FCD on Friday night.

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