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Power’s Back : Week 14 Power Rankings and Musings

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After a short break we return with some ranked teams to argue about

MLS: Minnesota United FC at Sporting KC Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Have the LA Galaxy finally found their feet? Ditto for the Seattle Sounders. And the Philadelphia Union. Are the Chicago Fire for real? What’s happened with the Portland Timbers and Atlanta United?

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

Rank Team Points Wins Losses Draws Trend
Rank Team Points Wins Losses Draws Trend
1 Toronto FC 29 8 2 5
2 Sporting Kansas City 25 7 4 4
3 FC Dallas 23 6 2 5
4 New York City FC 24 7 5 3
5 Orlando City 24 7 5 3
6 Houston Dynamo 23 7 6 2
7 Chicago Fire 25 7 3 4 up
8 Vancouver Whitecaps 19 6 6 1
9 New York Red Bulls 20 6 7 2
10 Columbus Crew 22 7 8 1
11 Portland Timbers 21 6 5 3 down
12 San Jose Earthquakes 19 5 6 4 down
13 Seattle Sounders 19 5 6 4 up
14 New England Revolution 20 5 5 5
15 Atlanta United 18 5 5 3 down
16 LA Galaxy 18 5 5 3 up
17 Montreal Impact 16 4 4 4
18 DC United 15 4 7 3
19 Philadelphia Union 16 4 6 4
20 Minnesota United 14 4 8 2 down
21 Real Salt Lake 14 4 10 2
22 Colorado Rapids 13 4 8 1

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...