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MLS Power Rankings, Week 8: Four on the board

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This week's MLS Power Rankings is brought to you by the number 4.

Sporting gritted their teeth to a 4-4 draw.
Sporting gritted their teeth to a 4-4 draw.
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My oh my, MLS. Sounds like everyone got together before the weekend and said, "Hey, let's all score a bunch of goals for the people."  And score a bunch of goals for the people they did!  The most riveting match was a 4-4 draw between Sporting Kansas City and the Houston Dynamo.  New England and Columbus also decided to join the 4-goal party in their Hulk smashes of Real Salt Lake and Philadelphia, respectively.  In all, 28 goals were scored in 9 games, including 20 of them on Saturday.  This made for some exciting matches for neutral and casual fans and, of course, elation for all fans of #DCUAfterDark.  Keep scoring goals, MLS.  This will keep people talking at the water coolers about the scorefests they saw at the soccer match over the weekend.

Alright, while the rankings don't see too much movement this week, we put it to you now.  How high or low should United be?  Who's ranked too high or low?  Speak your piece in the comments!

Rank

Team

LW

Points

GP

Comment

1

New York Red Bulls

1

12

6

Tough draw against LA keeps them in the top spot.

2

Seattle Sounders

4

13

7

They get the hard fought victory in the battle of Cascadia

3

New England Revolution

6

14

8

Wasted little time and effort crushing RSL like a pop can.

4

D.C. United

5

14

7

Chris Rolfe is putting biscuits in the basket, and that is bringing the Black-and-Red massive results

5

LA Galaxy

3

12

8

Struggling a bit, but still getting results on the road

6

Vancouver Whitecaps

2

16

9

Scored inside 3 minutes then gave up the lead and the game to United at home

7

San Jose Earthquakes

7

9

7

Idle this week. Return Friday against RSL

8

Columbus Crew SC

10

11

7

What they did to the Union just isn’t nice, fair or remotely hospitable.

9

FC Dallas

9

14

8

Congrats! You don’t have to play Colorado for a while!

10

Sporting Kansas City

11

10

8

Wildest game of the season thus far by only earning a 4-goal draw against Houston

11

Real Salt Lake

8

9

7

Forgot that they were supposed to play last weekend. Got smoked by the Revs

12

Portland Timbers

13

9

8

They hate losing to Seattle, but couldn’t get any offense going in the Clink.

13

Houston Dynamo

14

10

8

Those of you who had "yes" in the "Can Houston ever score 4 goals" pool, you win!

14

Chicago Fire

15

9

6

Chicago got to play NYCFC. Hilarity ensued.

15

Orlando City

12

8

8

Ran into the juggernaut that is Jozy Altidore. Not who we thought they were

16

Toronto FC

19

6

6

So, when Jozy Altidore scores, Toronto wins. Got it. Use that gameplan going forward.

17

Colorado Rapids

18

7

7

They love playing Dallas and apparently are the only team who can deal with them.

18

New York City FC

16

6

8

Bruh.

19

Philadelphia Union

17

6

9

They aren’t nearly good enough to phone it in against teams. But, phone it in against the Crew they did.

20

Montreal Impact

20

2

4

Now that CCL is done, they can get back to the business of Major League Soccer.