Images from the match between Atlanta United and Columbus Crew at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, September 14, 2019. (Photo by Logan Riely/Atlanta United)
Photo: Logan Riely/Logan Riely/Atlanta United
Photo: Logan Riely/Logan Riely/Atlanta United

MLS Power Poll Week 28: Did Atlanta United fall?

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

1. LAFC (19-4-7) 

Last week: 1. 

Draw at Philadelphia 1-1. 

Winless in their past four. 

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2. Philadelphia (15-8-7) 

Last week: 2. 

Draw with LAFC 1-1. 

This team looks stronger and stronger. 

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3. NYCFC (16-5-9) 

Last week: 3. 

Draw with Toronto 1-1 and 2-1 win vs. San Jose. 

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4. Atlanta United (15-11-3) 

Last week: 4. 

Defeated by Columbus 3-1. 

They will stay at No. 4 because teams below them split results last week but back-to-back 3-1 losses aren’t the way to finish strong.

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5. Minnesota (14-10-6) 

Last week: 5. 

Lost at Houston 2-0 and defeated Real Salt Lake 3-1. 

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6. Real Salt Lake (14-12-4) 

Last week: 6. 

Defeated San Jose 1-0 and lost at Minnesota 3-1. 

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7. Seattle (14-9-7) 

Last week: 8. 

Defeated New York Red Bulls 4-2. 

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8. San Jose (13-12-5) 

Last week: 7. 

Lost at Real Salt Lake 1-0 and 2-1 loss at NYCFC. 

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9. L.A. Galaxy (14-13-3) 

Last week: 11. 

Lost at Colorado 2-1 and defeated Sporting KC 7-2. 

I love how Zlatan primps and preens after defeating Sporting KC, which this season is about as easy defeating Newcastle. 

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10. Portland (13-12-4) 

Last week: 9. 

Defeated by D.C. United 1-0. 

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11. D.C. United (12-10-9) 

Last week: 13. 

Defeated Portland 1-0. 

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12. Toronto (12-10-9) 

Last week: 14. 

Draw at NYCFC 1-1 and defeated Colorado 3-2. 

What will Toronto do with Michael Bradley at the end of the season? His gi-normous, bloated contract is expiring. He’s older, slower and needs a lot of help around him on defense. He will hit a good pass from game to game, but they are passes that we see pretty frequently from better teams. 

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13. Dallas (12-11-7) 

Last week: 10. 

Lost at Chicago 4-0. 

I can see why people love Paxton Pomykal, but can we slow down with the demands that he start for the U.S. men’s national team, please? One only needs to bring up Kellyn Acosta as proof that not all young players for Dallas turn into national team players. 

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14. New York Red Bulls (12-13-5) 

Last week: 12. 

Defeated at Seattle 4-2. 

Still not a team I’d want to face in the playoffs. 

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15. Columbus (9-15-7) 

Last week: 17. 

Won at Atlanta United 3-1. 

Still not sure how this team put together such a poor record.

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16. New England (10-10-10) 

Last week: 15. 

Draw at Orlando 3-3. 

10-10-10…what’s the point? 

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17. Sporting KC (10-13-7) 

Last week: 16. 

Lost at L.A. Galaxy 7-2. 

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18. Colorado (10-15-6) 

Last week: 18. 

Defeated L.A. Galaxy 2-1 and lost at Toronto 3-2. 

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19. Orlando (9-13-9) 

Last week: 19. 

Draw with New England 3-3. 

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20. Chicago (9-12-10) 

Last week: 21. 

Defeated Dallas 4-0. 

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21. Montreal (11-16-4) 

Last week: 20. 

Defeated by Cincinnati 1-0. 

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22. Houston (10-16-4) 

Last week: 22. 

Defeated Minnesota 2-0 and lost at Vancouver 2-1. 

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23. Vancouver (7-15-9) 

Last week: 23. 

Defeated Houston 2-1. 

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24. Cincinnati (6-21-3) 

Last week: 24. 

Won at Montreal 1-0.

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