04/13/19 - FOXBOROUGH, MA. - Atlanta United FC battles New England Revolution in a MLS regular season game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Photo by Matthew Modoono/ATULT
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MLS Power Poll Week 7: Atlanta United moves up

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. LAFC (6-0-1)

Last week: 1.

Defeated Cincinnati 2-0.

This team is playing better than any other in MLS right now.

2. Seattle (5-0-1)

Last week: 2.

Defeated Toronto 3-2.

3. L.A. Galaxy (5-1-0)

Last week: 3.

Defeated Philadelphia 2-0.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticized the Galaxy’s focus after the win.

4. D.C. United (4-1-2)

Last week: 5.

Won at Colorado 3-2.

5. Houston (4-0-1)

Last week: 6.

Defeated San Jose 2-1.

6. Dallas (4-2-1)

Last week: 8.

Defeated Portland 2-1.

7. Montreal (3-2-2)

Last week: 12.

Defeated Columbus 1-0.

Three consecutive shutouts for the Impact.

8. Sporting KC (2-1-3)

Last week: 9.

Drew with Red Bulls 2-2.

9. Columbus (4-2-1)

Last week: 4.

Lost at Montreal 1-0.

10. Minnesota (3-2-1)

Last week: 11.

Drew with NYCFC 3-3.

The Loons opened their beautiful home with a disappointing draw. They just can’t build momentum. It’s odd.

11. Toronto (3-1-1)

Last week: 10.

Lost at Seattle 3-2.

Hey, guess who didn’t track back on Seattle’s winning goal?

12. Philadelphia (3-3-1)

Last week: 7.

Lost at L.A Galaxy 2-0.

13. Cincinnati (2-3-2)

Last week: 13.

Lost at LAFC 2-0.

14. New York Red Bulls (1-3-2)

Last week: 15.

Drew at Sporting KC 2-2.

15. Real Salt Lake (2-4-1)

Last week: 16.

Defeated Orlando 2-1.

16. Orlando (2-3-2)

Last week: 14.

Lost at Real Salt Lake 2-1.

17. Atlanta United (1-2-2)

Last week: 21.

Won at New England 2-0.

A good result for Atlanta United but beating the Revs isn’t something that should warrant too much consideration.

18. Chicago (1-2-3)

Last week: 17.

Drew with Vancouver 1-1.

The Fire are a collection of parts, but not a team.

19. NYCFC (0-1-5)

Last week: 20.

Drew at Minnesota 3-3.

Five draws. Five. That’s silly. 

20. San Jose (1-5-0)

Last week: 18.

Lost at Houston 2-1.

21. New England (1-5-1)

Last week: 19.

Defeated by Atlanta United 2-0.

A team that wants to press, but then does nothing when it has the ball. It’s an incomplete puzzle.

22. Vancouver (0-4-2)

Last week: 24.

Drew at Chicago 1-1.

23. Portland (0-5-1)

Last week: 22.

Lost at Dallas 2-1.

Portland had a legitimate complaint about a handball that wasn’t called. Poor teams rarely get the benefit of calls.

24. Colorado (0-5-2)

Last week: 23.

Defeated by D.C. United 3-2.

A 1-0 lead evaporated with three goals allowed in the first half. This team was supposed to be better in the middle of the pitch. It’s not.

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