Because no one asked for it, I decided to bring back my weekly MLS Power Poll. Here are the results, which only take into account the results and not potential:

1. Seattle (3-0-0)

Last week: 2.

Won at Chicago 4-2.

This is opposite world for Seattle, which typically struggles in the beginning of the season.

2. LAFC (2-0-1)

Last week: 1.

Drew at NYCFC 2-2.

There’s no shame in drawing at NYCFC and its embarrassing field.

3. D.C. United (2-0-1)

Last week: 4.

Defeated Real Salt Lake 5-0.

Five goals! Five.

4. Houston (2-0-1)

Last week: 5.

Defeated Vancouver 3-2.

5. Columbus (2-0-1)

Last week: 8.

Defeated Dallas 1-0.

6. Montreal (2-1-0)

Last week: 6.

Won at Orlando 3-1.

7. L.A. Galaxy (2-1-0)

Last week: 11.

Defeated Minnesota 3-2.

8. New York Red Bulls (1-0-1)

Last week: 12.

Defeated San Jose 4-1.

9. Toronto (2-0-0)

Last week: 9.

Defeated New England 3-2.

Good to see Jozy Altidore is back but I thought, based upon twitter, he had scored a 40-yarder with his left foot on Sunday. It was a tap-in.

10. Minnesota (2-1-0)

Last week: 3.

Defeated at L.A. Galaxy 3-2.

Losing at L.A. without Zlatan Ibrahimovic isn’t good. Still, they did fight back.

11. Sporting KC (1-1-1)

Last week: 7.

Draw at Colorado 1-1.

A goal in the 90th minute is a good sign.

12. Cincinnati (1-1-1)

Last week: 21.

Defeated Portland 3-0.

Well, I didn’t think they would be good. I’m still not sure because the Timbers are so bad.

13. Dallas (1-1-1)

Last week: 10.

Lost at Columbus 1-0.

14. Real Salt Lake (1-1-1)

Last week: 13.

Defeated at D.C. United 5-0.


15. Orlando (0-1-2)

Last week: 14.

Defeated by Montreal 3-1.

James O’Conner said he didn’t see the performance coming. Has he not watched this team in the past two years?

16. NYCFC (0-0-3)

Last week: 15.

Drew with LAFC 2-2.

17. Atlanta United (0-1-2)

Last week: 16.

Drew with Philadelphia 1-1.

Something isn’t right with this team and I’m not confident it’s going to get fixed during the break. We will see.

18. Philadelphia (0-2-1)

Last week: 23.

Drew at Atlanta United 1-1.

19. Portland (0-2-1)

Last week: 17.

Defeated at Cincinnati 3-0.

The Timbers’ turnaround last season started by playing better defense. It needs to re-visit that time.

20. Colorado (0-1-2)

Last week: 18.

Drew Sporting KC 1-1.

21. New England (0-2-1)

Last week: 19.

Defeated at Toronto 3-2.

22. Chicago (0-2-1)

Last week: 20.

Defeated by Seattle 4-2.

23. Vancouver (0-3-0)

Last week: 22.

Lost at Houston 3-2.

24. San Jose (0-3-0)

Last week: 24.

Defeated at New York Red Bulls 4-1.

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Doug Roberson
Doug Roberson
Doug Roberson covers the Atlanta United and Major League Soccer.