Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez (7) hugs Atlanta United midfielder Darlington Nagbe (6) after Nagbe makes a goal during the match between NYC FC and Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday, April 15, 2018. The goal was later taken away due to a penalty. (REANN HUBER/REANN.HUBER@AJC.COM)
Photo: Reann Huber
Photo: Reann Huber

MLS Power Poll: Week 28 results are in

It’s time for my weekly MLS Power Poll, the only MLS Power Poll that recognizes that arbitrarily ranking teams means nothing in the grand scheme of things and is done just to spark debate and not attach importance to the reporter’s ego.

1. Atlanta United (16-5-6)

Last week: 1.

Result: Did not play.

How they got here: LWWWWDWWWLWLDWDWDWLWDWWDWWL.

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2. New York Red Bulls (17-7-4)

Last week: 2.

Result: Did not play.

How they got here: WLWLWLWWWWDLDWWWLWWWLWWDDWWL.

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3. Columbus (12-8-7)

Last week: 3.

Result: Did not play.

How they got here: WWDWLLLDWDWWWDDDLLWLLWWWLDW.

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4. L.A.F.C. (13-7-7)

Last week: 4.

Result: Did not play.

How they got here: WWLLWWWDWDLDLWWWDWDLDLLWWDW.

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5. Sporting KC (14-7-6)

Last week: 5.

Result: 1-0 win vs. Orlando.

This team is going to win the West.

How they got here: LWWDWWDWLWWDDWDWLLDLLWWWWLW.

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6. Dallas (14-6-7)

Last week: 6.

Result: Did not play.

How they got here: DWDDWWLDWDWWWWLWWLWDWLLWDLW.

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7. NYCFC (14-8-6)

Last week: 7.

Result: 1-0 loss vs. New England and 1-1 draw vs. D.C. United.

No wins in its past six and it suffered its first loss at home this season.

How they got here: WWWDWWDLWLDWLWDWLWWWWLDWLDDLLD.

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8. Philadelphia (12-11-4)

Last week: 8.

Result: Result: Did not play.

How they got here: WDLDLLWLLWWDWLWLLLWLWLWWWWD.

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9. Seattle (12-9-5)

Last week: 9.

Result: Did not play.

How they got here: LLLDWLDWLLLWLDLWDDWWWWWWWW.

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10. Real Salt Lake (13-10-5)

Last week: 10.

Result: Did not play.

How they got here: DLWLWLWLLWLWWWLDLWWLDDWDLWWW.

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11. Portland (12-7-8)

Last week: 12.

Result: 2-0 win vs. Colorado.

The Timbers gave themselves a bit of breathing room in playoff race with an easy win. 

How they got here: LLDDLWWWWWWDDDWWDDWWLLLLWDW.

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12. Montreal (11-14-3)

Last week: 11.

Result: Did not play.

How they got here: LLWWLLLLWLLLLWLWWWWLWDLDDWLW.

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13. D.C. United (8-11-7)

Last week: 14.

Result: 1-1 draw vs. NYCFC.

D.C. United picked up a crucial point, but its margin for error making the playoffs is slim.

How they got here: DLDLLWLLWDLDLDWLLWDWWWLLWD.

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14. Vancouver (11-9-7)

Last week: 13.

Result: Did not play.

How they got here: WWLDWLLLWLDDDDWWLLWLLWDWDW.

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15. L.A. Galaxy (10-10-8)

Last week: 15.

Result: Did not play.

How they got here: WLDWLWLLLLWWLDWDDWWWDWLDDLDL.

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16. Toronto (7-14-6)

Last week: 16.

Result: Did not play.

How they got here: LLWLLDWLLWLWDLLLDLLWWDLDWLL.

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17. New England (8-10-9)

Last week: 19.

Result: 1-0 win at NYCFC.

Snaps its winless streak at nine at Yankee Stadium, no less.

How they got here: LWDWWLDWDWLDDWDDWDLLLDLLLDW.

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18. Minnesota United (9-15-2)

Last week: 17.

Result: Did not play.

How they got here: LWWLLLLWWLLDWLLLWLWWWLLDLL.

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19. Houston (7-13-7)

Last week: 18.

Result: Did not play.

How they got here: WLDLDWLWDWWLLWLDWDLLLLLDL.

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20. Colorado (6-15-6)

Last week: 20.

Result: 2-0 loss at Portland.

It’s a shame that Edgar Castillo isn’t playing for a better team.

How they got here: LDWDWLLLLLLLLDWWLLDDLWWDLLL.

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21. Chicago (6-15-6)

Last week: 21.

Result: Did not play.

How they got here: LLDWLWDLWLLWLWDDDWLLLLLLLLD.

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22. Orlando City (7-17-3)

Last week: 22.

Result: 1-0 loss at Sporting KC.

What will be this team’s plan going forward?

How they got here: DLLWWWWWWLLLLLLLLLWLLLDLLDL.

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23. San Jose (4-15-8)

Last week: 23.

Result: Did not play.

How they got here: WLLDDDLLLWDLLLLDDDLLLDWLDLWL.

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