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MLS Power Rankings, Week 18: Holiday weekend fireworks

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There was lots of action over the holiday weekend, so let the Power Rankings celebrate!

Bill Hamid was the POTW and you can't tell us otherwise.
Bill Hamid was the POTW and you can't tell us otherwise.
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Week 18 occurred on a weekend where Canada celebrated Canada Day and the United States celebrated Independence Day. Together, with the two holidays, MLS did not disappoint, providing lots of actions over the 3 day weekend. What really stood out were a few performances. First, Friday was the night of Bill Hamid, who was the main reason D.C. United was able to come out with a draw against Real Salt Lake. Next, Saturday belonged to New York City FC, who beat the New York Red Bulls for the first time ever. Finally, FC Dallas thoroughly skunked Orlando City Monday night to cap off the weekend.

Now, we're over the hump. We're in the 2nd half of the season now and each game is going to count. We'll see what kind of depth these teams have over the next few weeks as this July heat consumes us. Finally, with the summer transfer window open, what teams are going to make a move or two? Let's wait and see.

Now, let's hear your comments. Is Colorado (still #1) still at the top for you? Is Columbus really the bottom? Where does the Black-and-Red fit in all this? Let's hear your takes!

Rank

Team

LW

Points

GP

Comment

1

Colorado Rapids

1

33

17

Tough scoreless draw against Portland.

2

FC Dallas

4

34

19

Thumped Orlando thoroughly to move to #1 in the Supporters Shield standings.

3

LA Galaxy

3

26

17

Popped Vancouver at home.

4

Real Salt Lake

6

28

17

Gave up a late goal to only manage a draw against DC.

5

New York City FC

12

27

18

First ever win against the Red Bulls, tops in the East.

6

Philadelphia Union

5

26

18

Couldn’t escape Houston with points.

7

Montreal Impact

7

24

16

Nice to hold off the Revs for the W.

8

Portland Timbers

10

24

18

Scoreless draw at Colorado.

9

San Jose Earthquakes

2

22

17

Their bubble was burst by Chicago.

10

Sporting Kansas City

11

25

19

They get the victory against Columbus.

11

New York Red Bulls

8

23

18

They got rocked by their "rivals" from the Bronx.

12

Vancouver Whitecaps

9

24

18

Got beaten in LA.

13

Toronto FC

13

20

16

Held to a draw against Seattle.

14

D.C. United

15

21

17

Bill Hamid. Bilal Abdul Hamid.

15

Houston Dynamo

19

17

17

They got the W against Philly, big win for them.

16

New England Revolution

16

19

17

Tough loss against Montreal.

17

Orlando City

14

20

16

They got brutalized in Dallas.

18

Seattle Sounders

18

17

16

Tied in Toronto

19

Chicago Fire

20

14

15

They won! They gotta make the leap out of the celler…for now.

20

Columbus Crew SC

17

16

16

Lost at KC and appear in the basement.