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MLS Power Rankings, Week 27: Idle hat tricks

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Didier Drogba's hat trick overshadowed a cupboard of idle teams in this week's Power Rankings.

In a week where half of Major League Soccer's teams went idle, Didier Drogba decided to provide the action. His hat trick against Chicago last Saturday, his first three goals since moving to Montreal, was the highlight in a weekend with only 5 games. Drogba's hat trick propelled Montreal to a 4-3 victory over Chicago and lifting them out of the basement in this week's MLS Power Rankings.

The Revolution and Dallas were the 2 teams that made the biggest statement this past weekend, while Orlando and San Jose both missed prime opportunities to jump above the playoff line in the Eastern and Western Conferences, respectively. The Red Bulls remain the top team in the Power Rankings this week, while NYCFC is your new basement tenant. The Black & Red stay in the 7th position this week.

So, now it's your turn to have a say. Where do you see the Top 10? Who's poised to make a jump in the playoff race and in the Power Rankings? You know the drill: hit the comments and give us your hot take!

Rank


Team


LW


Points


GP


Comment


1

New York Red Bulls

1

42

25

Idle.

2

LA Galaxy

2

46

28

Idle.

3

FC Dallas

4

44

26

Went on the road to Columbus and put in serious work.

4

Vancouver Whitecaps

5

45

27

Idle.

5

San Jose Earthquakes

3

38

27

Let the worst team in the league come into Avaya and beat them.

6

New England Revolution

8

40

27

The Revs are starting to assert themselves.

7

D.C. United

7

44

28

Idle.

8

Columbus Crew SC

6

41

28

Soundly thumped by Dallas.

9

Portland Timbers

9

40

27

Idle.

10

Seattle Sounders

14

41

28

Took advantage of having most of their stars and beat Toronto.

11

Houston Dynamo

10

35

27

Idle.

12

Sporting Kansas City

11

40

25

Idle.

13

Colorado Rapids

12

33

26

Idle.

14

Toronto FC

13

37

26

Missing Jozy and Giovinco, they lose against Seattle.

15

Real Salt Lake

15

32

27

Idle.

16

Philadelphia Union

19

30

28

Got the win across country in San Jose.

17

Montreal Impact

20

31

24

Holy Didier! Hat Trick Drogba has his welcome party.

18

Chicago Fire

17

27

27

If Drogba didn’t play, they would have won 3-1. But he did.

19

Orlando City

16

29

28

They’re a different team without Kaka. It shows.

20

New York City FC

18

28

27

Idle.