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MLS Power Rankings, Week 20: Busy busy busy

It was a busy week in MLS...let's see who's on top of the Power Rankings and which teams are fighting to stay close.

Valeri had a week...but where does Portland fall in the Rankings?
Valeri had a week...but where does Portland fall in the Rankings?
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Breathe folks...it's hot outside and so was the action this past week in MLS. The busiest week of the season thus far, Week 20 saw 16 matches, and each of them carried some flavor. We had some explosive outputs (what's up Seattle), we had some slugfests (take a bow, Philadelphia and Red Bull), and we had some terrible editions of soccer (looking at you RSL and New England). In all, 41 soccer balls hit the back of the net during the week's matches, and there were some hot performances sure to give some teams hope as we carry on through the dog days of summer.

What's next? Another full slate of matches. Some of the separation has lessened and it's still anyone's Supporters Shield to grab. We'll see if Colorado and Dallas can still keep the rest of the league in their rearview mirrors, or if someone like NYCFC, LA or Philadelphia can gain some momentum and catch up. Can our beloved Black-and-Red and other teams hovering near the bottom do something to make up ground? These next few weeks will be crucial for those teams.

Now, let's hear from you. Comments are up, so let's hear what you have to say about the state of the standings going forward.

Rank

Team

LW

Points

GP

Comment

1

Colorado Rapids

2

37

19

Beat KC at home and make the hop to the top.

2

FC Dallas

1

40

22

Beat Chicago handily, but the thorough whupping they received midweek makes them drop a spot.

3

LA Galaxy

3

32

19

Beat Houston at home.

4

New York City FC

6

33

21

Only visitors to win during the long week.

5

Philadelphia Union

5

30

20

Stormed back to tie the Red Bulls at home.

6

Real Salt Lake

4

30

20

Loss midweek and a draw over the weekend.

7

Portland Timbers

9

29

21

Huge win against archrival Seattle.

8

San Jose Earthquakes

10

25

19

Beat Toronto at home in a tough win.

9

Montreal Impact

7

26

19

Only home team to suffer defeat last week.

10

Vancouver Whitecaps

12

29

21

Win against RSL and draw against Orlando.

11

New York Red Bulls

11

28

21

Were on their way to but then let Philly tie in 90 seconds.

12

Sporting Kansas City

8

28

22

Double 1-0 defeats has them on their heels.

13

Toronto FC

13

24

19

Draw midweek against Columbus and loss to San Jose over the weekend.

14

Houston Dynamo

14

18

19

Fought hard but lost to LA.

15

New England Revolution

16

23

20

Scoreless draw in Salt Lake City.

16

Orlando City

15

22

19

Midweek loss to Red Bull and weekend draw at Vancouver.

17

D.C. United

17

22

19

Once again got a draw late on the road.

18

Chicago Fire

19

17

18

Beat KC midweek and then lost to Dallas.

19

Columbus Crew SC

20

18

19

Had the victory but gave up a late goal to suffer the draw.

20

Seattle Sounders

18

20

19

Got pounded by Portland.