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/ccompton@ajc.com
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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.

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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.

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

Last week: 5.

Draw at New England 1-1.

Haven’t won in its past three games.

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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.

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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.

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6. Philadelphia (7-4-3)

Last week: 3.

Defeated by Portland 3-1.

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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.

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8. Montreal (6-6-3)

Last week: 6.

Lost at LAFC 4-2.

Winless in its past three.

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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.

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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.

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11. NYCFC (4-1-7)

Last week: 9.

Draw at Chicago, 1-1.

Seven draws! That’s crazy.

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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.

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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.

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14. Dallas (5-6-3)

Last week: 8.

Lost at Vancouver 2-1.

Winless in six.

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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.

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16. Vancouver (4-6-5)

Last week: 18.

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

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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.

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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.

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19. Sporting KC (3-4-5) 

Last week: 21.

Defeated Seattle 3-2.

Draw with D.C. United 1-1.

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20. Chicago (4-5-5)

Last week: 20.

Draw with NYCFC 1-1.

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21. New England (3-8-4)

Last week: 22.

Draw with D.C. United 1-1.

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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.

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23. Colorado (2-9-2)

Last week: 24.

Defeated Columbus 3-2.

Two consecutive wins!

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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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