August 19, 2018 Atlanta: Atlanta United midfielder Eric Remedi and Columbus Crew midfielder Artur battle for the ball during the second half in a MLB soccer match on Sunday, August 19, 2018, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/
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MLS Power Poll Week 13: Atlanta United dropping fast

Here are the results of the weekly MLS Power Poll, which has a lot of changes in the top 10 because of last week’s results. Minnesota was the recipient of other team’s losses:

1. LAFC (10-1-4)

Last week: 1.

Defeated Montreal 4-2.

Carlos Vela is on pace to score 34 goals in the regular season.


2. New York Red Bulls (6-5-3)

Last week: 7.

Draw with Vancouver 2-2 and 2-0 win at Cincinnati.

Six positive results from their past seven games.


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

Last week: 5.

Draw at New England 1-1.

Haven’t won in its past three games.


4. Minnesota (6-4-3)

Last week: 11.

Defeated Houston 1-0.

This is probably too high a ranking, but the Loons are playing well and can make a statement on Wednesday at Atlanta United.


5. Houston (7-3-2)

Last week: 2.

Defeated at Minnesota 1-0.

This is probably too low but Houston has just one win and its past four and Alberth Elis is hurt.


6. Philadelphia (7-4-3)

Last week: 3.

Defeated by Portland 3-1.


7. Seattle (7-2-5)

Last week: 4.

Defeated at Sporting KC 3-2.

There are two teams that in the past two seasons I don’t see what other see. Seattle is one. Toronto is the other.


8. Montreal (6-6-3)

Last week: 6.

Lost at LAFC 4-2.

Winless in its past three.


9. San Jose (5-6-2)

Last week: 12.

Won at Toronto 2-1.

Three wins in the past four, but I’m not buying the Jackson Yueill stock yet.


10. L.A. Galaxy (8-5-1)

Last week: 13.

Won at Orlando 1-0.

Too low for them, but they should bounce back with good results in next three games:  at Sporting KC, vs. New England and at Cincinnati.


11. NYCFC (4-1-7)

Last week: 9.

Draw at Chicago, 1-1.

Seven draws! That’s crazy.


12. Portland (4-6-2)

Last week: 14.

Win at Philadelphia 3-1.

They will finally, finally, get to play at their beautiful home on Saturday.


13. Real Salt Lake (6-6-1)

Last week: 15.

Defeated Atlanta United 2-1.

I liked this team last year and I like them even more after seeing them up close last week.


14. Dallas (5-6-3)

Last week: 8.

Lost at Vancouver 2-1.

Winless in six.


15. Atlanta United (6-5-2)

Last week: 10.

Defeated at Real Salt Lake 2-1.

Offense again becoming an issue for the Five Stripes. The team is withing striking distance of first, but doesn’t seem like its offense is capable of taking advantage.


16. Vancouver (4-6-5)

Last week: 18.

Draw at New York Red Bulls 2-2 and 2-1 win against Dallas.


17. Orlando (4-7-3)

Last week: 16.

Defeated by L.A. Galaxy 1-0.

They are playing hard, but have just one win in their past six.


18. Toronto (5-6-2)

Last week: 17.

Defeated by San Jose 2-1.

One win in their past seven. They shouldn’t be in anyone’s top 10 poll.


19. Sporting KC (3-4-5) 

Last week: 21.

Defeated Seattle 3-2.

Draw with D.C. United 1-1.


20. Chicago (4-5-5)

Last week: 20.

Draw with NYCFC 1-1.


21. New England (3-8-4)

Last week: 22.

Draw with D.C. United 1-1.


22. Columbus (5-9-1)

Last week: 19.

Lost at Colorado 3-2.

Team has lost 7 of 8 and Caleb Porter doesn’t seem to have many answers.


23. Colorado (2-9-2)

Last week: 24.

Defeated Columbus 3-2.

Two consecutive wins!


24. Cincinnati (3-9-2)

Last week: 23.

Defeated by New York Red Bulls 2-0.

They haven’t hit bottom yet.

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