Atlanta United players mob midfielder Julian Gressel celebrating his apparent goal past Orlando City goalkeeper Brian Rowe (left) during the second half Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Atlanta. The goal was taken off the board after review, but Atlanta United held on to win, 1-0.
Photo: Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
Photo: Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

MLS Power Poll Week 11: Atlanta United moves into top 10

Here are the results of the weekly MLS Power Poll, which only take into account the results and not potential:

1. LAFC (8-1-3)

Last week: 1.

Won at Columbus 3-0.

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2. Houston (6-2-1)

Last week: 2.

Defeated at Seattle 1-0.

I’m not going to drop them for losing a tough game on the road in a tough stadium.

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3. Philadelphia (7-3-2)

Last week: 3.

Won at Toronto 2-1.

Where were all these goals last year?

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4. D.C. United (7-3-2)

Last week: 5.

Defeated Sporting KC 1-0.

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5. Seattle (6-1-4)

Last week: 7.

Defeated Houston 1-0.

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6. L.A. Galaxy (7-4-1)

Last week: 4.

Defeated at Columbus 3-1 and defeated by NYCFC 2-0.

This team is a paper tiger with the thuggish Zlatan Ibrahimovic not helping.

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7. Montreal (6-5-2)

Last week: 9.

Defeated New York Red Bulls 2-1 and defeated at Cincinnati 2-1.

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8. Dallas (5-4-2)

Last week: 6.

Defeated by New York Red Bulls 3-1.

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9. NYCFC (4-1-6)

Last week: 11.

Won at L.A. Galaxy 2-0.

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10. Atlanta United (5-3-2)

Last week: 15.

Defeated Toronto, 2-0, and Orlando, 1-0.

Four consecutive victories and four consecutive clean sheets.

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11. New York Red Bulls (4-5-2)

Last week: 14.

Defeated by Montreal 2-1 and won at Dallas 3-1.

Maybe the East isn’t so bad after all?

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12. Toronto (5-4-1)

Last week: 8.

Defeated at Atlanta United 2-0 and defeated by Philadelphia 2-1.

The team has two defensive midfielders, neither of whom tracks back.

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13. Minnesota (4-4-3)

Last week: 10.

Defeated at Chicago 2-0.

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14. San Jose (3-6-2)

Last week: 12.

Defeated at New England 3-1.

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15. Portland (3-6-1)

Last week: 13.

Defeated at Vancouver 1-0.

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16. Real Salt Lake (4-6-1)

Last week: 17.

Won at Colorado 3-2.

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17. Vancouver (3-5-3)

Last week: 18.

Defeated Portland 1-0.

Two consecutive wins amid a firestorm of criticism of the front office. The protests are spot-on, respectful and well done.

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18. Columbus (5-7-1)

Last week: 19.

Defeated L.A. Galaxy 3-1 and defeated by LAFC 3-0.

Team has lost 5 of 6 and Caleb Porter doesn’t seem to have many answers, which is why a team that has five wins is so low in the poll.

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19. Chicago (4-4-4)

Last week: 21.

Defeated New England 5-0 and defeated Minnesota 2-0.

Huge six points for Chicago, but it seems more like a blip than a sign of success that can be sustained.

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20. Cincinnati (3-7-2)

Last week: 22.

Defeated Montreal 2-1.

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21. Sporting KC (2-4-4) 

Last week: 16.

Defeated at D.C. United 1-0.

They are beaten up and holding on for dear life.

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22. New England (3-8-2)

Last week: 23.

Defeated at Chicago 5-0 and defeated San Jose 3-1.

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23. Orlando (3-5-3)

Last week: 20.

Defeated at Atlanta United 1-0.

If Dom Dwyer can find his scoring boots, this team will move up the charts quickly.

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24. Colorado (0-9-2)

Last week: 24.

Defeated by Real Salt Lake 3-2.

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