I’ve been remiss in keeping my weekly power rankings updated, and for that I owe you, dear reader, an apology and/or drink. But it hasn’t been a crazy start of the summer (okay, okay, not officially until the 20th) for me. It’s been a pretty wild couple of weeks for almost everyone, Sporting Kansas City included.
Toronto FC have finally become the team we thought they were. That sounds dramatic, but it’s also true. It can be two things. Their 5-0 demolition of Columbus was quite the statement, and put them rightfully on top of the rankings.
SKC? Beat up the Seattle Sounders, lose to the Vancouver Whitecaps, Lose to the Colorado Rapids, beat up Minnesota United. Can someone explain this team to me? This is why I’m on blood pressure medication. Anyway, their recent performances combined with their season long form (a league leading 10 goals allowed, better than even FC Dallas, despite having played two more matches) has them rated second.
It sounds like a soap opera, but I assure you, it’s even more dramatic then that.
Speaking of drama, here’s how everything shook out this week.
Week 14 Power Rankings
|2||Sporting Kansas City||25||7||4||4|
|4||New York City FC||24||7||5||3|
|9||New York Red Bulls||20||6||7||2|
|12||San Jose Earthquakes||19||5||6||4||down|
|14||New England Revolution||20||5||5||5|
|21||Real Salt Lake||14||4||10||2|
We’ll be international breaking this weekend, though Sporting will still be playing the Montreal Impact on Saturday, and it will be interesting to see what lineup gets thrown out there. But that’s a discussion in and of itself...