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MLS Power Rankings, Week 7: Obafemi's Masterpiece Theater

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The Obafemi Martins Meter is set at "Destroy" in this week's edition of the MLS Power Rankings.

Obafemi Martins does not care how his goals make you feel.
Obafemi Martins does not care how his goals make you feel.
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Obafemi Martins is not like the rest of us.  He seems perfectly intent on disrespecting the league week in and week out with spectacular, And1 Mixtape goals.  After this past weekend's disgustingly filthy masterpiece against Colorado, where he showed zero chill in making the Rapids' back line look absolutely foolish, he needs to just go ahead hire Duke Tango to be his on-field MC going forward.  The dude is just unreal with his knack for the unbelievable.

And while Martins is continuing to live on another planet, the rest of Major League Soccer also gave scoreboards a workout this weekend, scoring 26 goals in 10 games.  That's some nice offense compared to some of the previous weeks where 0-0 draws reigned supreme.  This week we saw Philly and NYCFC play twice, while the Chicago-Montreal tilt was rescheduled to September so Montreal could prepare for their attempt at history in the CONCACAF Champions League finals.  Still, the rankings are starting to shape out a bit more as teams start to fall in place of where it seems they are going to be for at least the next few weeks.  But, this is MLS...we know a team is going to get hot while another team decides to spend spring and summer in Siberia.  We will probably find out sooner rather than later who those teams are.

As we always do, sound off in the comments with your thoughts.  Are the Black-and-Red too high or low? What teams do you see starting to get hot over the next couple weeks?  Which ones take the polar plunge?  We want to know!

Rank

Team

LW

Points

GP

Comment

1

New York Red Bulls

1

11

8

Can someone beat them please? For all of us.

2

Vancouver Whitecaps

2

16

8

Always difficult to win at the RioT, and Vancouver did just that. Your early Supporters Shield leaders.

3

LA Galaxy

3

11

7

Inked out a victory against SKC.  Big match coming up against the Red Bulls.

4

Seattle Sounders

5

10

6

Obafemi Martins, please feel free to continue scoring goals in disrespectful fashion.  My goodness.

5

D.C. United

4

11

6

Another home draw snatched from the jaws of victory. Still, they’re getting results though.

6

New England Revolution

9

11

7

The Revs waited for Philly to act like Philly…then they pounced and took 3 points

7

San Jose Earthquakes

6

9

7

Didn’t play well against the Red Bulls at all. Need to regroup after losing 3 of their last 4.

8

Real Salt Lake

7

9

6

Missed an opportunity to gain some grown on the leaders by losing at home to Vancouver.

9

FC Dallas

11

13

7

Used a tornado and 3-hour severe storm delay to scare Toronto into playing like Toronto

10

Columbus Crew SC

12

8

6

Columbus went and took all of Orlando’s cookies, butterbeer and points. #Beatemdown

11

Sporting Kansas City

10

9

7

Not much to take away (good or bad) from a close loss to the Galaxy

12

Orlando City

8

8

7

Got trounced against Columbus. It was bound to happen at some point.

13

Portland Timbers

15

9

7

Got the victory at Yankee Stadium that they deserved.

14

Houston Dynamo

14

9

7

Got the comeback draw against the Black & Red

15

Chicago Fire

13

6

5

Because Montreal is pursuing history, Chicago got to take the weekend off

16

New York City FC

17

6

7

Drew Philly and then lost to the Calebs at home. I question their depth

17

Philadelphia Union

16

6

8

Drew NYCFC then returned to their "How can we blow this game in epic fashion" ways

18

Colorado Rapids

19

6

6

Back to life, back to reality.  Still, because TFC is that bad, you still get the bump up.

19

Toronto FC

18

3

5

Toronto, y’all got some problems. For real.

20

Montreal Impact

20

2

4

Go conquer the Azteca, Impact. We’re behind you.