Despite losing to a very late goal at Real Salt Lake, Sporting KC remains atop the Power Rankings. D.C. United rallied to beat New England and has taken over second place. California Clasico rivals
San Jose and the Galaxy, which square off on Saturday, also posted wins to move up. MLS: Week 16 Results:
Friday, June 19
1, FC Dallas 1. Highlights
Saturday, June 20
Seattle 0, San
Jose 2. Highlights
NY Red Bulls 1, Vancouver 2 Highlights
Toronto FC 0, New York City 2. Highlights
Montreal 2, Orlando City SC 0. Highlights
LA Galaxy 5, Philadelphia 1. Highlights
Portland 2, Houston 0. Highlights Sunday, June 21
D.C. United 2, New England 1. Highlights
Real Salt Lake 2, Sporting Kansas City 1. Highlights
Only league results are counted in the Power Rankings, which
list the team's rank, record in parentheses, and ranking last week. 1. SPORTING KC (6-3-6), 1.
A deflected shot looped over the head of keeper Tim Melia
time to down SKC, 2-1, but rather than bemoan a bad bounce against Real Salt Lake, head coach Peter Vermes
said his team lacked intensity, not luck. The loss ended a seven-game unbeaten run and
also pointed out how a few pieces aren’t quite fitting together at times, such as midfielder Roger Espinoza
. But Melia’s solid play seems to have solved the goalkeeping problem. 2. D.C. UNITED (9-5-4), 3.
A pair of goals by Chris Rolfe
brought United back from a 1-0 deficit to beat the Revs, 2-1, for its third win in the last five games. His
team-leading six goals include four game-winners, which leads the league. 3. FC DALLAS (6-5-5), 4. Fabian Castillo
scored his second goal against Colorado in as many games as FC
Dallas replicated the 1-1 tie the teams played in April. Castillo scored in the 71st minute, but Dallas conceded a late equalizer. FCD is winless in the last six games as it prepares to host Houston
this weekend. 4. SAN JOSE (6-5-4), 5.
Golazos by ex-Sounder Sanna Nyassi
and Matias Perez Garcia
earned the Quakes their second win of the season in Seattle, 2-0.
They’ve lost only one of their last eight league games and in that run have posted four shutouts. 5. SEATTLE (9-5-2), 2.
Missing four starters as well as Chad
, the Sounders tried a 4-2-3-1 formation with Thomas
, Marco Pappa
and Andy Rose
in support of Lamar Neagle
as lone striker. Cristian Roldan
did a decent job of buttressing that quartet, but whether because of fatigue, absences or lack of cohesion Seattle came up short. 6. VANCOUVER (9-6-2), 8.
Show, featuring Two Saved Penalty Kicks, stunned the assemblage at Red Bull Arena but still Vancouver labored to exploit a man advantage of nearly 80 minutes. Kekuta Manneh
strike culminated a 16-pass sequence that is its longest of the season and residency product Kianz Froese
scored his first MLS goal. 7. LA GALAXY (6-5-7), 9.
A 5-1 blowout
of Philly sets up the Galaxy for a demanding week of home game against Portland and road trip to San Jose. Gyasi Zardes
started and finished a spectacular sequence by playing a ball wide to
and racing forward to knock home his cross. Zardes and Baggio Husidic
each had two assists to go along with a goal. 8. TORONTO FC (6-6-1), 7.
can’t measure up at home to an expansion team, a few questions must be asked. TFC couldn’t generate much of an attack and struggled to establish tempo as it shared 16 cautions with New
York City FC, which took an early lead on a penalty kick whistled for a Benoit Cheyrou
handball, and went on to beat TFC, 2-0. 9. NEW ENGLAND (6-5-6), 6.
Provided an early
lead by Charlie Davies
’ seventh goal of the season, the Revs missed several chances to increase the advantage and dropped a 2-1 decision at D.C. A foul by Steve Neumann
, who had
just entered the game, yielded a penalty kick United converted for the winner. The road record is 2-5-1. 10. MONTREAL (5-5-2), 14.
Stade Saputo is becoming a tough venue to visit.
The Impact downed Orlando City, 2-0, to win its fourth straight home game. It has outscored opponents, 10-3, during that streak. Danny Toia
flicked a corner kick for his first MLS goal and
bagged his 50th early in the second half. 11. PORTLAND (7-5-4), 15.
The Timbers downed Houston, 2-0, for their fourth straight victory and extended
their home shutout streak to 365 minutes. Max Urruti
and Gaston Fernandez
got the goals and Adam Kwarasey
earned his seventh shutout. Is the rebound for real? A road game against
the Galaxy and home date with Seattle this week will tell us a lot. 12. ORLANDO CITY (5-6-5), 12.
Drained by a midweek Open Cup marathon with Charleston, the Lions dropped a 2-0
decision in Montreal. Three halftime substitutions failed to regenerate the team, which had won three and tied two of its previous five league games. They are also unbeaten in their last four home
games and host Colorado Wednesday. 13. HOUSTON (5-6-5), 10.
The Dynamo lost to Portland, 2-0, on a free kick and a penalty kick after a pushing foul disallowed a Raul
shot in the 15th minute. Still, Houston is 3-2-1 in its last six games heading into a Texas rivalry battle with FC Dallas this weekend yet has scored only five goals on the road.
14. COLUMBUS (4-6-5), 11.
Crew SC didn’t play last weekend and needs to turn things around; it is winless in its last five games and has demanding games against New England (home)
and Real Salt Lake (road) this week. 15. REAL SALT LAKE (5-5-6), 16. Sebastian Jaime
scored his first MLS goal and late sub Olmes Garcia
claimed his first of the season in
the 2-1 victory over SKC. Justen Glad
played a stellar game at centerback and nearly connected on a header, and Luke Mulholland
bounced up off the ground after losing an aerial duel with
the goalpost. RSL crosses into the Eastern Conference this week to play at Red Bull Arena and host Columbus. 16. NEW YORK CITY FC (4-7-5), 19. David Villa
scored twice and Josh
, who not so long ago backstopped the Galaxy to an MLS Cup title, thwarted TFC several times in a 2-0 victory that is NYCFC’s third in a row. The second derby of the season is Sunday
at Yankee Stadium and the home team is in better form. 17. NY RED BULLS (4-5-5), 13.
One red card to Sacha Kljestan
and two squandered
penalty kicks by Wright-Phillips added up to a third straight league loss. Defender Matt Miazga
has returned from U-20 World Cup duty and reinforcements are desperately needed with a midweek
game against RSL preceding Derby 2.0. 18. PHILADELPHIA (4-10-3), 17.
Since taking over as head coach slightly more than a year ago, head coach Jim Curtin
has rolled through
some rough times, but no game has been as severe as the 5-1 thrashing inflicted by the Galaxy Saturday. After a good start, the Union collapsed. C.J. Sapong
got its goal with the outcome
already decided. In the last six games, it has won three and lost three and doesn’t seem to have any answers about breaking out of mediocrity. 19. COLORADO (2-4-9), 20.
needed to wait out most of his first start since the season opener, but Dillon Serna
came through with a goal in the 88th minute to help secure a 1-1 tie with FC Dallas. The Rapids have tied 60
percent of their games, which extended over a full season would break the league record of 18 set by Chicago last year. 20. CHICAGO (4-8-2), 18.
Chicago sat out the weekend and
tries to break a three-game losing streak Wednesday at home against D.C.