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MLS Power Rankings, Week 27: Playing the breaks

The MLS Power Rankings don't stop for international duty!

Chicago rejoices a rare home victory.
Chicago rejoices a rare home victory.
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While most of the world were on break for the FIFA international fixture window, MLS said that the window would be a great place to put Week 27 of the 2016 season. 12 teams saw action while 8 were given the week off. And though many teams were shorthanded with their stars playing for their national teams, we saw some surprising results over the course of the weekend.

The teams are now back at full strength and it will be a furious few weeks as teams seek to grab the vital points necessary to make it into the playoffs. Who's poised to take the Supporters Shield? Right now, FC Dallas has a 7-point advantage over New York City FC. On the other end, teams like our D.C. United, Orlando City, the Portland Timbers, the New England Revolution and the San Jose Earthquakes are fighting for spots in the playoffs. This month will be very important in determining if they have enough to make it to the postseason.

The comments section is open. Let us know who you think should be rising and who is on the decline. Who has the schedule left to make a run on the postseason or the Supporters Shield? Let's go...spit those hot takes!

Rank

Team

LW

Points

GP

Comment

1

FC Dallas

1

51

28

Dispatched Portland at home.

2

Real Salt Lake

3

43

27

Idle.

3

LA Galaxy

4

43

27

Held off Columbus at home.

4

Colorado Rapids

2

43

26

Soundly beat by New England on the road.

5

New York City FC

6

44

28

Back and forth against DC and finally got the win thanks to Frank Lampard.

6

Philadelphia Union

5

40

28

Pummeled in surprising fashion by Chicago.

7

New York Red Bulls

8

43

28

Got the win in Vancouver.

8

Toronto FC

7

43

27

Idle.

9

Sporting Kansas City

9

38

28

Idle.

10

Montreal Impact

11

37

26

Idle.

11

D.C. United

10

32

27

Lost a close one in the Bronx.

12

San Jose Earthquakes

13

32

26

Idle.

13

Portland Timbers

12

35

28

Beaten by Dallas.

14

Orlando City

14

31

26

Idle.

15

Seattle Sounders

16

31

26

Idle.

16

Vancouver Whitecaps

15

31

28

Dropped at home by the Red Bulls.

17

Houston Dynamo

17

25

26

Idle.

18

New England Revolution

20

30

28

Beat Colorado at home but are back in the playoff chase.

19

Chicago Fire

19

26

26

Torched Philly at home.

20

Columbus Crew SC

18

26

26

Close loss to the Galaxy.