MLS Power Rankings: Miami moves up but Philly stays top; Galaxy takes a dip

MLS has a sample size that is now a whopping 180 minutes per team! Well, except for those teams that said goodbye, so they still have 90 minutes. And not really for some of the teams in the CONCACAF Champions League because they sent weaker teams this weekend to prepare for the midweek continental game.

And then there are teams that are still dealing with documents or preparing for new contracts. And can you judge a team in which the new manager is still working on the bugs? But at least we have these two* complete matches to make a final statement about who is good and who is bad. Rank them!

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1. Philadelphia Union

Previous rating: 1

On the one hand, Philadelphia lost to Miami. On the other hand, the Union was still the best team and *gestures in general from last season*.

2. Seattle Sounders

Previous rating: 3

The 2-0 scoreline in their victory over RSL did not do the Sounders justice. Haters better savor the playoffs they missed last season. Seattle is back.


Previous rating: 2

The LAFC went offline after a 3-0 win over Portland, and it’s hard to blame them. They still won, and the gap between the top three and the rest of the league now looks huge.

4. Orlando City

Previous rating: 4

The Lions were clearly looking forward to their CONCACAF Champions League clash with the Liga MX Tigres and were just hoping to turn their match against Cinsi into a point-and-drop rock fight. They got their way, and now it’s up to Monterrey.

5. FC Cincinnati

Previous rating: 5

There was little that Gary could do for his reputation in Orlando. You win and everyone says, “Well, the Lions played their B-team,” but they lose, and maybe they’re not rivals after all. The tie splits the difference, but you could see the growth of Cinsi’s game and how the team was able to largely dictate how that match played in Florida. Cinsi needs to get sharper, but what she has shown bodes well for the rest of the season.

6. Austin FC

Previous rating: 6

Another MLS season, another season where Maxi Urruti was a useful hitter. It works like clockwork and gave Austin a well-deserved victory over Montreal.

7. Atlanta United

Previous rating: 8

Are you daydreaming about all that amazing play in the middle third going into the final third chances, or are you wondering when their ability to manage the game will really turn into a consistent win? After their draw with Toronto, it’s a lot easier to be last, but we’ll be first because sometimes you have to flirt with pain.

8. Nashville SC

Previous rating: 7

Coming into the Red Bull Arena and leaving with a point is always a job well done, even if the fans are wondering what sport they just watched.

9. Columbus Crew

Previous rating: 10

We’ll see how long it takes for the crew to really get the hang of Wilfrid Nancy’s system, but they’re already showing a certain level of confidence in it, and as they showed in their victory over DC, Lucas Zelarayan and Kucho Hernandez can keep the team going. intermediate.

10. FC Dallas

Previous rating: 12

Jesús Ferreira’s two goals against Galaxy, three points for Dallas, and we could be in the position of “he’s not just a one-season miracle!” territory anytime soon, despite the fact that no one actually called the forward a one-season miracle.

11. FC Inter Miami

Previous rating: 16

The results say Miami is a contender, especially after beating Philadelphia this weekend. The eye test isn’t as conclusive, but these dots live forever.

12. New York Red Bulls

Previous rating: 9

In RBNY’s 0-0 draw with Nashville, there were nine bruises per shot attempt.

13. New England Revolution

Previous rating: 14

Reverses are back! Led by Bobby Wood! Welcome to the really very real Matchweek 2 headlines after the Revs beat Houston.

14. Toronto FC

Previous rating: 17

TFC hired Bob Bradley and spent insane amounts of money because they wanted to be exceptional, but the only exceptional thing on the team right now is the injury list. Taking a point from Atlanta, all things considered, is not bad.

15. Portland Timbers

Previous rating: 15

The Timbers were absolutely smashed for 60 minutes before scoring a late pair to make things more respectable in a 3-2 loss to LAFC, but the first hour certainly looked a lot more representative of that team than the last half hour.

16. Earthquakes in San Jose

Previous rating: 21

It’s probably not good that the Quake teams are still being compared to the Goonies team around 2012 because they haven’t been good in so long. And this version of San Jose isn’t very good at the Goonies level, but it was very encouraging to see her come back to beat Vancouver without looking like the Goonies. The Quakes won not because of late game craziness, but because they slowly and methodically entered the match and then took three well-deserved points. Earthquakes look *gasp* reliably bulky.

17. Sporting Kansas City

Previous rating: eleven

SKC looked pretty good in the first match and lost, so it only makes sense that they would look insecure in Colorado this week and somehow walk away with a point.

18. Real Salt Lake

Previous rating: 18

RSL need to cross their fingers, people just saw the score in their 2-0 loss to Seattle and didn’t watch the game because woof.

19. Minnesota United

Previous rating: 20

Saying goodbye at the beginning of the season is useful when you are still waiting for your best player to show up.

20. Los Angeles Galaxy

Previous rating: 13

The Galaxy completely burned out in the transition and their wingers turned into a black hole, but at least Dejan Jovelic looked good in the Dallas loss. Very similar to 2022.

21. New York City FC

Previous rating: 19

There are a lot of moving parts in the Bronx, but as the draw against Chicago showed, a lot can be solved by having Keaton Parks in midfield.

22. Charlotte FC

Previous rating: 22

Charlotte conceded first with a header into her own net, but at least learned her lesson. Instead of repeating the same mistake on the next adventure in Gifting St. Louis Goals, Charlotte passed back straight to City for an easy finish. It’s like growth.

23. CF Montreal

Previous rating: 24

It’s been two weeks and after two losses, it’s hard to know what’s more troubling: the talent that left over the winter, or how inelegant Hernan Lozada’s approach to existing talent is.

24. DC United

Previous rating: 23

DCU looks like a competent, professional team. It’s an absolutely double entender compliment, but after the club’s management in recent years, it’s also a big step forward. A 2-0 loss at Columbus won’t get them a round of applause, but you can see them figure out who they are.

25. Houston Dynamo

Previous rating: 25

Once again, the Dynamo looked normal. And again they lost, this time to Revs.

26. St. Louis City SC

Previous rating: 28

Another memorable victory for St. Louis City that gave them an iconic first game and first home win that they will enjoy forever. But while the wins are wonderful, it still looks like fool’s gold. What happens when opposing teams stop handing them goals on a silver platter?

27. Colorado Rapids

Previous rating: 27

One day Darren Yapi will turn those chances into goals and the Rapids will have a special player, but for now he’s just an 18 year old trying to polish his game and they could only tie home with CCM.

28. Vancouver Whitecaps

Previous rating: 26

Two games, two losses, but at least signing winter goaltender Yohei Takaoka looks like a home run. Now, if they could just not ask him to do so much.

29. Chicago Fire

Previous rating: 29

Dot! But only one at home against the NYCFC team during the transition period? Eh. And the injuries start piling up? Oh no.


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