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MLS Power Rankings, Week 22: Make some moves

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This week's Power Rankings leaves us wondering who will make the moves necessary to make a run during the month of August.

Will Kennedy Igboananike help United catch up in the East?
Will Kennedy Igboananike help United catch up in the East?
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Week 22 was the week that saw the pack bunch up a bit, as we now have 11 teams in MLS over the 30 point mark, with 10 of those teams separated by only 8 points. FC Dallas, the top team this week, is 6 points clear of 2nd place Colorado, but the Rapids also have 3 games in hand on Dallas. Still, there are several teams that are keeping pace, including the teams on either side of the Hudson River, New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls.

As we enter August, these teams look at a schedule that doesn't have many games left to make moves. For those teams at the bottom of the standings, they're going to have a lot of pressure to make up ground to get above the playoff line. For those in the middle, they want to make a move on the leaders while hanging onto their current position. Off the field, teams have made trades and key signings that they think will put them over the top or turn around their season. Whatever their position is in the current standings, the time is now to show up and put some notches in the win column. If you want your team to be playing into November, you don't want to look back on these games and think what could have been.

So, let's here what you have to say. Is Dallas really leaps and bounds above the rest of the contender pack? Is D.C. United, who checks in at #18 this week, really one of the bottom feeders? What moves have been made by any of the teams that you think will give them the momentum they need to make a run? You know what's up...hit those comments and say what you feel!

Rank


Team


LW


Points


GP


Comment


1

FC Dallas

2

44

24

A nice showing against Vancouver.

2

LA Galaxy

3

36

21

Got the draw in Seattle.

3

Colorado Rapids

1

38

21

Crashed and burned in the Bronx.

4

New York City FC

6

36

23

Bo-beasted Colorado.

5

Real Salt Lake

4

34

22

Only road team to win this week.

6

Montreal Impact

5

29

20

Snatched a draw away from defeat late against DC.

7

New York Red Bulls

7

32

23

Draw on the road against Chicago.

8

San Jose Earthquakes

10

27

21

Got the draw in Houston.

9

Philadelphia Union

8

30

22

Only home team to lose this week.

10

Portland Timbers

9

29

23

Close loss to KC.

11

Toronto FC

13

30

21

Destroyed Columbus at home.

12

Sporting Kansas City

12

34

24

Squeaked out a win against Portland.

13

Vancouver Whitecaps

11

30

23

They run into the Dallas machine and lost.

14

Orlando City

15

26

21

Got back on track against New England.

15

New England Revolution

14

26

22

Caught the L in Orlando.

16

Houston Dynamo

16

20

21

Earned the draw against San Jose.

17

Chicago Fire

18

18

20

Did well to draw Red Bull at home.

18

D.C. United

19

23

21

Should have won. They had it. Then they let Montreal get the draw late.

19

Seattle Sounders

20

21

21

Got the draw against LA, but not sure if they’re back on track.

20

Columbus Crew SC

17

19

21

Got straight popped against