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MLS Power Rankings, Week 3: Feeding the masses

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Major League Soccer's Week 3 did a fantastic job of providing action in a weekend full of sports. Where does your favorite team reside in this week's Power Rankings?

Brad Davis taps the fountain of youth to open his new account for Sporting.
Brad Davis taps the fountain of youth to open his new account for Sporting.
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Week 3 of the Major League Soccer season really delivered some action on a weekend where they could have easily been lost in the sauce. With America feasting on first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament and a full slate of matches in the European leagues throughout the weekend, MLS teams were serving up a nice alternative dish for its fans. Several matches this weekend featured teams scoring multiple goals and many results that came down to the wire. 27 balls found the back of the net in the 10 matches and with a weekend that saw many people staying inside watching games, these matches made it worth the time of the fans who ventured away from their TV sets and outside (in the case of United fans, into the cold) to watch some soccer. That's what MLS has to do when the sports calendar is loaded because it's the exciting matches that made some casual watchers into new fans.

Teams have not yet settled, but we're still early in the season. Some teams are starting to show they're for real while others aren't quite settled on the kind of soccer they're going to play. So far, there is one team that has earned maximum points, Sporting Kansas City (our new #1 this week) while the Seattle Sounders (taking over the basement lease payments at #20) are the lone team who have yet to earn a point through three matches. Still, with teams moving throughout the rankings with their play, there will be a point where we will know which teams are good and which ones aren't. This week still leaves us asking that question.

So, now it's time to hear your take because there has to be more out there. Which teams are the ones that we should be talking about after 3 weeks? Who benefits from the week off and which of the teams playing this weekend will be most at a disadvantage with the international window? Give us your feedback, Black & Red faithful...hit up the comments section and feed us!

Rank

Team

LW

Points

GP

Comment

1

Sporting Kansas City

3

9

3

Most points so far, and seems the most put together so far.

2

LA Galaxy

7

6

3

Back on the winning track by winning the California Clásico.

3

Montreal Impact

1

6

3

Got beat by Dallas but the pieces for them to be really good are there.

4

San Jose Earthquakes

2

6

3

LA sent them back to earth.

5

FC Dallas

10

6

3

Dallas once again looked good, but we will see how good their depth is this weekend.

6

Toronto FC

4

4

3

Played a bit of a snoozer against Dallas.

7

Houston Dynamo

5

4

3

Should have left Jersey with points, but they didn’t.

8

Real Salt Lake

11

5

3

RSL seems to be getting better with each match.

9

Portland Timbers

8

4

3

A draw against RSL at home, but still where they need to be.

10

Orlando City

14

5

3

In the battle of City sides, Orlando holds off New York.

11

New York City FC

6

4

3

Not sure where the offense that NYC had the first couple weeks went.

12

New England Revolution

9

2

3

Soundly thumped by the Union.

13

Vancouver Whitecaps

13

3

3

They defeat Seattle and assert their case as kings of Cascadia.

14

D.C. United

12

2

3

Draw in the home opener, but defense still a struggle.

15

Philadelphia Union

17

6

3

Despite two convincing wins, jury is still out on whether Philly is for real.

16

Colorado Rapids

15

4

3

They probably should have won at D.C., but defense failed them late.

17

New York Red Bulls

20

3

3

Finally in the win column, but they probably should have drawn or lost.

18

Chicago Fire

18

2

3

Listless scoreless draw against Columbus.

19

Columbus Crew SC

19

1

3

Their performance so far this season: yawn.

20

Seattle Sounders

16

0

3

The most surprising thing of this new season so far is that Seattle is the last team without a point.