MLS Power Rankings, Week 33: DC United vault into top five for first time

BIGGEST MOVERS: Portland +4 spots | Philadelphia -3 spots

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LAST WEEK: 1

HIGH: 1 | LOW: 7

They sit in the driver's seat for the Supporters' Shield but if Mauro Diaz' injury is as bad as it looked, their chances at a treble took a serious hit on Sunday.

Latest result: Won vs. Seattle, 1-0

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

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LAST WEEK: 2

HIGH: 2 | LOW: 17

They never make it easy on their fans, but they did virtually secure a CCL spot after all but clinching the No. 1 seed in the East.

Latest result: Won vs. Columbus, 3-2

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

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LAST WEEK: 3

HIGH: 1 | LOW: 20

Didn't get the result they wanted in Portland, but it was a game that the Timbers badly needed. They still have a decent shot at the Shield and also clinched a CCL berth.

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

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LAST WEEK: 7

HIGH: 4 | LOW: 20

Who would have guessed that this team would be playing the most aesthetically pleasing soccer in MLS before the season?

Latest result: Won vs. NYCFC, 3-1

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

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LAST WEEK: 6

HIGH: 1 | LOW: 9

Sebastian Giovinco is back and it looks like he just needs to make a few minor adjustments to get on the scoresheet.

Latest result: Drew at Montreal, 2-2

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

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LAST WEEK: 4

HIGH: 3 | LOW: 20

No one ever said playing out of the back is always going to work. Their defensive issues aren't likely to go away in the playoffs.

Latest result: Lost at D.C. United, 3-1

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

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LAST WEEK: 5

HIGH: 5 | LOW: 20

Chad Marshall coming off injured is not something Sounders fans wanted to see on Sunday. They are just 3-5-5 in 13 games without him since 2014.

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

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LAST WEEK: 8

HIGH: 2 | LOW: 9

Got the win they needed and now they can rest their stars on Sunday in anticipation for the Knockout Round game.

Latest result: Won at Houston, 1-0

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

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LAST WEEK: 10

HIGH: 1 | LOW: 13

The Drogba saga is getting most of the headlines but Ignacio Piatti is now third in MLS with 17 goals. Can he lead the Impact on a run through the playoffs?

Latest result: Drew vs. Toronto, 2-2

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

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LAST WEEK: 14

HIGH: 1 | LOW: 14

The Timbers haven't won a game on the road all year and now they will have to try and do it without Diego Chara and Liam Ridgewell. Those two Fanendo Adi misses could loom large as they would have been above the red line had he scored one of them.

Latest result: Won vs. Colorado, 1-0

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

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LAST WEEK: 11

HIGH: 1 | LOW: 11

Have just one goal in five games and are limping into the playoffs. A loss at Seattle could even mean they will miss the postseason — which seemed unthinkable two months ago.

Latest result: Drew vs. Sporting KC, 0-0

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

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LAST WEEK: 9

HIGH: 2 | LOW: 19

Another team that is backing into the playoffs. The 53 goals they have conceded are second most among playoff teams with only NYC conceding more.

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

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LAST WEEK: 13

HIGH: 1 | LOW: 18

Any playoff team should be expected to beat San Jose at home. If they can't get it done, they will only have themselves to blame.

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

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LAST WEEK: 12

HIGH: 10 | LOW: 20

It wasn't a surprise that the Revs couldn't get the job done at Chicago; it's been their M.O. throughout this disappointing season.

Latest result: Lost at Chicago, 2-1

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

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LAST WEEK: 15

HIGH: 5 | LOW: 20

Gregg Berhalter and Crew SC do know one thing about 2017: they have two strikers who can get the job done as Adam Jahn showed off some Zlatan-esque skills last week.

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

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LAST WEEK: 19

HIGH: 6 | LOW: 19

Have to wonder where that kind of performance was all season. It was also nice to see Rafael Ramos get his first start since May 21.

Latest result: Won at Philadelphia, 2-0

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

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LAST WEEK: 16

HIGH: 6 | LOW: 17

Could this season turned out differently if Anibal Godoy had never gotten hurt? The Quakes went just 1-4-5 in 10 games without him.

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

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LAST WEEK: 18

HIGH: 8 | LOW: 19

Carl Robinson threw some shade at all MLS fans by not starting Alphonso Davies.

Latest result: Drew at San Jose, 0-0

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

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LAST WEEK: 17

HIGH: 10 | LOW: 20

Not a great stretch to end the season but they have a chance to play spoiler in Colorado.

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

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LAST WEEK: 20

HIGH: 18 | LOW: 20

If David Accam was on a playoff team, he could lead them to a MLS Cup trophy.

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

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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