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MLS Power Rankings, Week 21: United falling

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Our favorite franchise has fallen to new levels in this week's Power Rankings.

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Major League Soccer's teams had a mixed bag of performances in Week 21. There were several teams who put 3, 4 or 5 goals on the scoreboard and had some great games. Individuals like Sebastian Giovinco had incredible individual performances. The bottom teams, however, had terrible outings last week as they fall way back of the leaders in the race for the playoffs.

As we approach the end of July, there are is a clear pack of teams leading the field: Colorado, Dallas, and the Galaxy are playing better than just about anyone right now. On the other end, Chicago, Seattle and our beloved Black-and-Red are not having great months and it's reflecting in the standings. If they want to make the playoffs, August is a most crucial month for their chances. Let's see what these teams can do.

The top 3 teams in the Power Rankings are unchanged from last week, while United fall to 19th. Only a slumping Seattle is lower, as they occupy the basement of the Power Rankings. Still, we want to hear from you. Are the rankings right? Who do you think is ranked too high or low? What can these teams do to stay in the playoff race? You know what's up...hit the comments section to give your take!

Rank

Team

LW

Points

GP

Comment

1

Colorado Rapids

1

38

20

Draw at home against Dallas.

2

FC Dallas

2

41

23

Top 2 teams fight to a stalemate.

3

LA Galaxy

3

35

20

Their stars provided the firepower as they take out Portland.

4

Real Salt Lake

6

31

21

A hard draw of San Jose at home.

5

Montreal Impact

9

29

20

They put that torch to Philly’s feet and smoked them.

6

New York City FC

4

33

22

Once again beat down in Jersey.

7

New York Red Bulls

11

31

22

Looks like whenever they slump, they just play City and beat them.

8

Philadelphia Union

5

30

21

They got absolutely throttled by Montreal.

9

Portland Timbers

7

29

22

Couldn’t recover from the slow start against LA.

10

San Jose Earthquakes

8

26

20

Fought to a draw in Salt Lake.

11

Vancouver Whitecaps

10

30

22

Scoreless draw in Houston.

12

Sporting Kansas City

12

21

23

They punked Seattle, plain and simple.

13

Toronto FC

13

27

20

Sebastian Giovinco, why you gotta be so mean?

14

New England Revolution

15

26

21

Beat Chicago at home.

15

Orlando City

16

23

20

Couple of goals but settle for the draw.

16

Houston Dynamo

14

19

20

Couldn’t score in a draw against Vancouver.

17

Columbus Crew SC

19

19

20

Draw against Orlando at home.

18

Chicago Fire

18

17

19

Need points desperately but couldn’t grab any in Foxborough.

19

D.C. United

17

22

20

They lost to Toronto and looked bad doing it.

20

Seattle Sounders

20

20

20

20s are wild for this team who now needs a new coach.