MLS's sixth week is in the books, and staying true to form, our favorite little league continues to make things tough to predict. When I checked the score of the Dallas-Colorado game on Friday night, I had to check it a few more times to make sure I still understood how to read.
Elsewhere in the league, I probably wouldn't have predicted a 2-0 win for Orlando away to Portland, but there it was. And I'd have guessed Sporting KC and Real Salt Lake were good for a couple goals between them, but 0-0 it turned out to be. Plus? Vancouver, after starting strong, gave us a fun 2-2 draw against Columbus midweek, before struggling to a 1-0 loss at San Jose.
All of this to say: We never know what MLS is going to do. Was anything totally nuts in week 6? Nah. But nothing really went the way I thought it would, which is kind of why I love it. (Although I love less that DCU didn't secure the at least 2-0 win that my excited self, bouncing at RFK after Perry Kitchen's goals, thought was coming.)
Anyway, let's do some rankings. Then I'll ask you: Feel like you can predict MLS yet? Feel like you'll ever be able to predict MLS? Hit the comments, folks.
|1||New York Red Bulls||3||8||4||It pains me, but they earned a comeback draw on the road.|
|2||Vancouver Whitecaps||1||13||7||Not as strong of a week for them, but they only fall one place anyway.|
|3||LA Galaxy||7||8||6||Penedo killed it, helping the reigning champs to only their second win of the season.|
|4||D.C. United||5||10||5||Should have won, but still played their best game so far. They're going behind the Galaxy for giving up the 2-0 lead.|
|5||Seattle Sounders||4||7||5||Probably shouldn't have lost. They weren't without a solid effort, though, despite no Clint Dempsey.|
|6||San Jose Earthquakes||6||9||6||A home win keeps them up here.|
|7||Real Salt Lake||10||9||5||They remain unbeaten this season, and got a result on the road.|
|8||Orlando City SC||11||8||6||Away to Portland is never easy, and they got things done.|
|9||New England Revolution||9||8||6||The 0-0 draw was a slight setback, but there were flashes of promise.|
|10||Sporting Kansas City||12||9||6||They were held scoreless at home. Need to work on that offense.|
|11||FC Dallas||2||10||6||Lost 4-0 at home to a team that hadn't scored for 600 minutes. Womp womp about covers it.|
|12||Columbus Crew SC||13||5||5||"Sure, I'd love to play two soccer games after two cross-continent flights, that sounds awesome!" Two draws out of it ain't bad.|
|13||Chicago Fire||15||6||5||Okay, so they didn't play this week and I still moved them up. DonovanSunglassesDealWithIt.gif|
|14||Houston Dynamo||17||8||6||Take a bow for your first MLS goal, Rob Lovejoy.|
|15||Portland Timbers||14||6||6||Took a step back with that loss to Orlando.|
|16||Philadelphia Union||19||5||6||Left it til stoppage time, but bagged their first win of the season over a conference foe.|
|17||New York City FC||8||5||5||Their struggles give me life.|
|18||Toronto FC||16||3||4||Didn't play. Fell anyway. #TFC|
|19||Colorado Rapids||20||6||5||You go, Rapids!|
|20||Montreal Impact||18||2||4||It's fine, Montreal, we're behind you for the CCL.|