MLS Power Rankings, Week 26: Where do Red Bulls stand after win in Canada?

BIGGEST MOVERS: New England +3 spots | COL, VAN -2 spots

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LAST WEEK: 1

HIGH: 1 | LOW: 7

Clear front-runners for the Supporters' Shield, thanks to another special performance from Mauro Diaz.

Latest result: Won vs. Portland, 3-1

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

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LAST WEEK: 3

HIGH: 2 | LOW: 17

Have not lost in two months and Bradley Wright-Phillips is on fire. Are they the favorites in the East?

Latest result: Won at Vancouver, 1-0

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

3

 
 

LAST WEEK: 2

HIGH: 1 | LOW: 9

We will get to see what this team looks like without Sebastian Giovinco on Saturday. They've played very few games without him over the past two seasons.

Latest result: None

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

4

 
 

LAST WEEK: 4

HIGH: 3 | LOW: 20

When NYCFC plays at home, you know it's not going to be a boring game. Frank Lampard, David Villa and Andrea Pirlo continue to carry this team.

Latest result: Won vs. D.C. United, 3-2

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

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LAST WEEK: 6

HIGH: 1 | LOW: 11

A tough week for a team that's streaking. A win vs. LA could help them nab a bye to the Conference Semifinals.

Latest result: None

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

6

 
 

LAST WEEK: 8

HIGH: 2 | LOW: 9

Not the most impressive performance against a short-handed Crew SC but Bruce Arena will take it to get to 200.

Latest result: Won vs. Columbus, 2-1

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

7

 
 

LAST WEEK: 5

HIGH: 1 | LOW: 20

Anything less than a win on Saturday and they can probably wave goodbye to the Shield.

Latest result: Lost at New England, 2-0

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

8

 
 

LAST WEEK: 7

HIGH: 2 | LOW: 19

Not exactly the result they were looking for in Chicago but the good news is that Maurice Edu played 32 minutes for Bethlehem Steel on Sunday.

Latest result: Lost at Chicago, 3-0

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

9

 
 

LAST WEEK: 9

HIGH: 1 | LOW: 11

Will try to get back to .500 during a crucial Week 27. If they don't, they could be looking at starting the playoffs on the road.

Latest result: None

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

10

 
 

LAST WEEK: 11

HIGH: 1 | LOW: 18

We know Dom Dwyer can swim, but can he score? The Englishman has scored in just three of his last 14 games.

Latest result: None

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

11

 
 

LAST WEEK: 10

HIGH: 1 | LOW: 12

The fact that they can't win on the road does not bode well for a repeat run to MLS Cup.

Latest result: Lost at Dallas, 3-1

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

12

 
 

LAST WEEK: 12

HIGH: 7 | LOW: 20

Lodeiro-to-Morris is a connection that will have to click on Saturday in a huge match vs. the Quakes.

Latest result: None

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

13

 
 

LAST WEEK: 13

HIGH: 13 | LOW: 20

The losses of Steve Birnbaum and Taylor Kemp spelled trouble for a team that hasn't exactly been strong at the back even when they have been available.

Latest result: Lost at NYCFC, 3-2

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

14

 
 

LAST WEEK: 14

HIGH: 6 | LOW: 17

A long road trip for a team below the red line? Jason Kreis has his work cut out for him this week.

Latest result: None

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

15

 
 

LAST WEEK: 15

HIGH: 6 | LOW: 15

Will this team respond after being called "boring" by their president?

Latest result: None

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

16

 
 

LAST WEEK: 19

HIGH: 10 | LOW: 20

Where was that all season? Now can they continue it against a conference front-runner?

Latest result: Won vs. Colorado, 2-0

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

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LAST WEEK: 16

HIGH: 5 | LOW: 20

It was a tall ask to get points at StubHub Center without Justin Meram, Tony Tchani, Wil Trapp and Harrison Afful. A struggling 'Caps side could be what just the doctor ordered.

Latest result: Lost at LA Galaxy, 2-1

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

18

 
 

LAST WEEK: 20

HIGH: 18 | LOW: 20

Michael de Leeuw is showing that he can be a foundational player for them moving forward.

Latest result: Won vs. Philadelphia, 3-0

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

19

 
 

LAST WEEK: 17

HIGH: 8 | LOW: 19

Saturday's loss was a microcosm of this team over the past couple of seasons. Simply cannot score despite creating some decent chances.

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

20

 
 

LAST WEEK: 18

HIGH: 10 | LOW: 20

Will get a long look at Mauro Manotas now that Cubo Torres has been loaned out and Will Bruin is injured. I imagine they also saw Abu Danladi's 11-second brace for UCLA over the weekend.

Latest result: None

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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