New York Red Bulls defender Sean Nealis (15) controls the ball during the first half in a MLS game against The Atlanta United on Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Atlanta. Branden Camp/SPECIAL
Photo: Branden Camp
Photo: Branden Camp

MLS Power Poll Week 18: Atlanta United tumbles

Here are the results of Doug Roberson’s weekly MLS Power Poll: 

1. LAFC (13-2-4)

Last week: 1.

Won at Sporting KC 5-1 and defeated Vancouver 6-1.

2.  Philadelphia (10-5-6)

Last week: 3.

Won at Orlando 3-1 and 2-2 draw vs. Orlando.

3. L.A. Galaxy (11-7-1)

Last week: 8.

Defeated Toronto 2-0. 

4. Minnesota (9-7-3)

Last week: 9.

Defeated San Jose 3-1 and won at Montreal 3-2.

5. NYCFC (7-2-8)

Last week: 6.

Defeated Seattle 3-0 and defeated by Portland 1-0.

6. San Jose (8-7-4)

Last week: 5.

Defeated at Minnesota 3-1 and defeated Real Salt Lake 1-0.

7. New York Red Bulls (8-7-4)

Last week: 2.

Defeated at Houston, 4-0, and, 3-3, draw at Atlanta United.

8. Portland (7-8-2)

Last week: 12.

Won at NYCFC 1-0.

9. Atlanta United (9-7-3)

Last week: 4.

Defeated at Chicago, 5-1, and, 3-3, draw against New York Red Bulls.

10. D.C. United (8-5-7)

Last week: 7.

Defeated at Dallas 2-0.

11. Montreal (9-9-3)

Last week: 10.

Defeated by Minnesota United 3-2.

12. Seattle (9-5-5)

Last week: 11.

Defeated at NYCFC 3-0 and won at Columbus 2-1.

13. Dallas (8-7-5)

Last week: 14.

Defeated D.C. United 2-0.

14. Houston (8-7-3)

Last week: 13.

Defeated New York Red Bulls 4-0 and defeated at Cincinnati 3-2.

15. Orlando (6-9-4)

Last week: 15.

Defeated by Philadelphia 3-1 and 2-2 draw at Philadelphia.

16. Real Salt Lake (8-9-2)

Last week: 16.

Defeated Columbus 1-0 and defeated at San Jose 1-0.

17. Colorado (5-10-4)

Last week: 17.

Defeated by New England 2-1.

18. Toronto (6-8-5)

Last week: 18.

Defeated at L.A. Galaxy 2-0.

19. New England (6-8-5)

Last week: 20.

Won at Colorado 2-1.

20. Chicago (5-8-7)

Last week: 22.

Defeated Atlanta United, 5-1, and defeated at Sporting KC 1-0.

21. Sporting KC (5-7-7) 

Last week: 21.

Defeated by LAFC 5-1 and defeated Chicago 1-0.

22. Vancouver (4-8-8)

Last week: 19.

Defeated at LAFC 6-1.

23. Columbus (5-13-2)

Last week: 23.

Defeated at Real Salt Lake 1-0 and defeated by Seattle 2-1.

I’m almost tempted to put them last because this team actually has some talent, but it is being so poorly managed by Caleb Porter.

24. Cincinnati (4-13-2)

Last week: 24.

Defeated Houston 3-2.

Go figure.

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