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MLS Power Rankings, Week 25: The leaders get some company

The top of the Supporters Shield is crowded in this week's Power Rankings.

Last week, there were only two teams that were above the 40-point mark in the Supporters Shield standings. The rest of the field was trying to figure out a way to catch up with leaders FC Dallas and the Colorado Rapids. Well, looks like they have done just that in Week 25. This week, the teams that needed to win to keep pace with the leaders got the 3 points they were looking for, and what was a two-team race last week is now a crowded field at the top.

For the teams fighting for playoff spots, this week will be crucial to making strides towards that goal. A healthy slate of midweek games means that teams will want to gain some ground. Can teams like our beloved D.C. United, Seattle Sounders and the New England Revolution get the job done midweek and create some separation above the playoff line entering the weekend?

Alright, the rankings are ready. Hit the comments section and tell us what you think about this week's games. Who's going to gain some ground? Who will falter? The floor is yours!

Rank


Team


LW


Points


GP


Comment


1

Colorado Rapids

3

43

24

Draw against Orlando and they creep up on Dallas.

2

FC Dallas

1

45

26

They lose to Salt Lake and the pack is starting to catch up.

3

New York City FC

4

41

26

Big victory against LA.

4

LA Galaxy

2

38

24

They lose on the road in the Bronx.

5

Real Salt Lake

5

40

26

They beat the leaders and get back into the race for the Supporters Shield.

6

Toronto FC

7

40

25

Nice beating of Philly on the road.

7

New York Red Bulls

6

37

26

They were up two and then they decided they don’t like winning…hahaha.

8

Sporting Kansas City

11

38

27

Nice win against Vancouver to stay just off the main pack.

9

San Jose Earthquakes

8

31

24

A loss at home to Houston and now they have work to do in the West.

10

Philadelphia Union

9

34

25

Throttled by Toronto at home.

11

D.C. United

13

28

24

They fought back to draw the Red Bulls and somehow still are above the playoff line.

12

Seattle Sounders

15

30

24

Torched Portland at home. Made them look silly.

13

Montreal Impact

10

33

24

They lost to Chicago…at home. Wow.

14

Portland Timbers

12

32

26

They got smoked by their archrivals.

15

Orlando City

16

28

24

Scoreless draw at Colorado.

16

Vancouver Whitecaps

14

30

26

They lost to KC and are losing their grip in the West.

17

Houston Dynamo

18

24

24

Big win for them at San Jose.

18

Chicago Fire

19

22

23

They won on the road for the first time in 2 years!

19

Columbus Crew SC

20

23

23

Beat New England to creep out of the cellar.

20

New England Revolution

17

26

25

They’re in real turmoil and can’t get a win.