MLS Power Rankings, Week 25: Dallas re-take No. 1 spot after rivalry win

BIGGEST MOVERS: Columbus +3 spots | LA, SKC, SEA, SJ, HOU, CHI -2 spots

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LAST WEEK: 2

HIGH: 1 | LOW: 7

Relying on Maxi Urruti and Michael Barrios to be your primary goalscorers is a risky proposition. But it looks good when it works, as it did against the Dynamo.

Latest result: Won at Houston, 3-1

Last five results: D-W-D-L-W

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LAST WEEK: 1

HIGH: 1 | LOW: 9

A home loss to your 10-man rivals? Sounds familiar to Reds fans. To add injury to insult, Sebastian Giovinco is out for a month.

Last five results: W-D-W-W-L

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LAST WEEK: 5

HIGH: 2 | LOW: 17

Time for a cross-country trip without Sacha Kljestan after the Red Bull No. 10's surprise USMNT call-up. Fortunately listless Vancouver are waiting for them on the West Coast.

Latest result: Won vs. New England, 1-0

Last five results: D-D-W-D-W

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LAST WEEK: 3

HIGH: 3 | LOW: 20

Their unbeaten streak ended at four, and now they have a short turnaround with Patrick Mullins coming to town. At least they'll be familiar with D.C.'s newest reclamation project.

Latest result: Lost at Orlando City, 2-1

Last five results: W-D-D-W-L

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LAST WEEK: 4

HIGH: 1 | LOW: 20

Two wins in their last 10, and yet the Rapids are still second in MLS on 1.72 ppg. Even more incredibly, the Rapids have scored the second-fewest goals (28) in MLS.

Last five results: L-W-D-D-L

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LAST WEEK: 7

HIGH: 1 | LOW: 11

Yura Movsisyan broke out of his slump, scoring his first goals since July 9. After a six-game winless streak in June and July, they're believing again at the RioT.

Latest result: Won vs. Colorado, 2-1

Last five results: L-W-L-W-W

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LAST WEEK: 8

HIGH: 2 | LOW: 19

The Union have won three of four with Alejandro Bedoya in the starting lineup. Can they go to Chicago and win a trap game without him?

Last five results: D-W-L-W-W

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LAST WEEK: 6

HIGH: 2 | LOW: 9

With Gyasi Zardes out for the season, Jelle Van Damme out 2-3 weeks, Steven Gerrard nursing a knock, Nigel de Jong flirting with Turkey and zero wins in their last five, the Galaxy don't look like a top seed in the West.

Last five results: D-D-L-D-D

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LAST WEEK: 11

HIGH: 1 | LOW: 11

Impact fans are going to savor that 10-man 401 Derby victory at BMO Field for a long, long time.

Last five results: W-L-L-D-W

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LAST WEEK: 12

HIGH: 1 | LOW: 12

Exhale Timbers fans. After averting a potential crisis with a dominating first half against the Sounders, Portland – the last team in MLS without a road win – head to Supporters' Shield-leading FC Dallas for a gut-check game.

Latest result: Won vs. Seattle, 4-2

Last five results: L-W-L-L-W

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LAST WEEK: 9

HIGH: 1 | LOW: 18

Sporting have the most losses (12) of any team currently in playoff positioning. Better hope San Jose and Seattle waste those games in hand.

Latest result: Lost at Philadelphia, 2-0

Last five results: W-L-D-W-L

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LAST WEEK: 10

HIGH: 7 | LOW: 20

Clint Dempsey absence is a huge loss. That's obvious. Their next two games (at San Jose, vs. Vancouver) are against teams, like them, below the red line. They need six points.

Last five results: W-W-W-D-L

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LAST WEEK: 14

HIGH: 13 | LOW: 20

All aboard the Patty Mullins' hype train!

Last five results: D-W-D-D-W

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LAST WEEK: 15

HIGH: 6 | LOW: 17

Losing to Toronto at home hurts, but they bounced back nicely against NYCFC. Matias Perez Garcia looks like a starter, but Kaka is the key. Can he lead the Lions to their first playoff spot?

Last five results: L-D-D-L-W

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LAST WEEK: 13

HIGH: 6 | LOW: 15

"Kind of boring." That's how president Dave Kaval described the Quakes' style of play when explaining why long-time GM John Doyle was let go on Monday. Where are the difference makers in this team?

Last five results: D-W-L-D-L

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LAST WEEK: 19

HIGH: 5 | LOW: 20

Ethan Finlay and Justin Meram have thrown it back to 2015 over the past couple weeks. But is it too little too late?

Last five results: L-D-W-L-W

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LAST WEEK: 17

HIGH: 8 | LOW: 17

A clean sheet and a point in LA isn't a bad result. Can the attack (one goal in six games, none of them wins) awaken against a Red Bulls defense that has leaked goals?

Latest result: Drew at LA Galaxy, 0-0

Last five results: L-L-L-L-D

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LAST WEEK: 16

HIGH: 10 | LOW: 20

Had two leads and lost them last week. There's a reason they're two points away from tying Chicago, who have a game in hand, for the worse record in MLS.

Last five results: L-D-W-D-L

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LAST WEEK: 20

HIGH: 10 | LOW: 20

Eight losses in 12, five losses in six. The Revs are in free fall.

Last five results: L-L-L-D-L

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LAST WEEK: 18

HIGH: 18 | LOW: 20

The wheels came off against D.C. When does the transfer window open again?

Last five results: L-D-W-D-L

Only MLS league games will be reflected in the rankings. Rankings are voted on by MLSsoccer.com editorial staff and remarks were written by Associate Editor Ben Baer (@BenBaer89).

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