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Photo: Derek Campbell
Photo: Derek Campbell

MLS Power Poll: Week 1

1. LAFC (1-0-0)

Defeated Sporting KC 2-1.

Not a bad way to start the season with a victory over a rival in the West.

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

Defeated Atlanta United 2-0.

It seems that Wayne Rooney and Luciano Acosta are picking up where they left off last season.

3. Seattle (1-0-0)

Defeated Cincinnati 4-1.

Jordan Morris scores two goals in a good sign for his recovery. But it’s hard to put too much stock in this win.

4. Montreal (1-0-0)

Won at San Jose 2-1.

A good win on the road for the Impact with a two-goal rally. You trying to go to the West Coast.

5. Toronto (1-0-0)

Won at Philadelphia 3-1.

Two goals by Michael Bradley who, to his credit, wasn’t going to not jog down the middle of the Union’s defense on either goal.

6. Minnesota (1-0-0)

Won at Vancouver 3-2.

A good start in a crucial season for the franchise.

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

Defeated Chicago 2-1.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores the winning goal. I don’t think that’ll be the last time I write that this season.

8. Colorado (0-0-1)

Drew with Portland 3-3.

At least they showed fight with a goal in the final seconds, which is more than last season. And they did so in the coldest game in MLS history, surpassing the two Atlanta United vs. Minnesota games that held the record.

9. Orlando (0-0-1)

Drew with NYCFC 2-2.

A good rally for the Lions to fight back from two goals down.

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

Drew at Columbus 1-1.

A good point with a Champions League game coming up.

11. Columbus (0-0-1)

Drew with New York Red Bulls 1-1.

Should have done better considering Red Bulls didn’t play with Daniel Royer or Bradley Wright-Phillips.

12. Real Salt Lake (0-0-1)

Drew at Houston 1-1.

Not a bad way to start the season on the road.

13. NYCFC (0-0-1)

Drew at Orlando 2-2.

A bad start for manager Dome Torrent.

14. Portland (0-0-1)

Drew at Colorado 3-3.

Good to get a draw but disappointing to get a draw after twice holding a lead.

15. Dallas (0-0-1)

Drew with New England 1-1.

I’m not bullish on Dallas and the opening game is an example why.

16. New England (0-0-1)

Drew at Dallas 1-1.

A point isn’t bad for the Revs. Any point is good, actually.

17. Houston (0-0-1)

Drew with Real Salt Lake 1-1.

18. Sporting KC (0-1-0)

Defeated at LAFC 2-1.

19. Atlanta United (0-1-0)

Defeated at D.C. United 2-0.

20. Chicago (0-1-0)

Defeated at L.A. Galaxy 2-1.

Get used to that scoreline, Chicago supporters.

21. Vancouver (0-1-0)

Defeated by Minnesota 3-2.

Get used to that scoreline, Vancouver fans.

22. Philadelphia (0-1-0)

Defeated by Toronto 3-1.

Not the start the Union wanted to see as no one picked up the trotting Bradley on either goal despite a lot of time to do so.

23. San Jose (0-1-0)

Defeated by Montreal 2-1.

Get used to that scoreline, San Jose supporters.

24. Cincinnati (0-1-0)

Defeated at Seattle 4-1.

Get used to that scoreline, Cincinnati fans.

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About the Author

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