A Saturday of just three games generated little movement in Soccer America's MLS Power Rankings. Portland jumped up two slots and dropped FC Dallas the same margin with a two-goal game from Fanendo
. Second-ranked Chicago racked up another victory at home, where it is unbeaten, by downing Atlanta United, 2-0, and No. 4 Sporting Kansas City squandered a pending victory against
Montreal on a defensive blunder. MLS Results, Week 15: June 10
Chicago 2, Atlanta United 0. Highlights
Sporting Kansas City 1, Montreal 1. Highlights
Portland 2, FC Dallas 0. Highlights
Only MLS results are counted in the Power Rankings,
which include a team’s record in parentheses and rank last week. Comments are included for teams that played last week. All U.S.-based MLS teams play Open Cup matches Tuesday and Wednesday, and
all 22 members play league matches this weekend. 1. TORONTO FC (8-2-5), 1.
Idle. 2. CHICAGO (8-3-4), 2.
The Fire extended its unbeaten streak to
seven games thanks to a goal by Luis Solignac
, set up by the relentless David Accam
, and the league-leading 12th goal of the season from Nemanja Nikolic.
It also posted a fourth
shutout during that seven-game span and is 7-0-1 at home. 3. NEW YORK CITY FC (7-5-3), 3.
Idle. 4. SPORTING KC (7-4-5), 4.
Its home winning streak
was eight minutes away from increasing to seven games when a Soni Mustivar
error presented Montreal with its chance to equalize, which it did. A goal by Gerso,
his sixth in 16
games, provided the lead SKC could not retain. Ilie
, whose fine work is a key facet for SKC, registered his first MLS assist. 5. L.A. GALAXY (5-5-3), 6.
6. VANCOUVER (6-6-1), 7.
Idle. 7. FC DALLAS (6-3-5), 5.
Shorthanded by callups and injuries, FCD fell to its third loss in the last five games. Roland
was denied a goal by a great save, Mauro Diaz
continued his comeback from injury by playing the final 26 minutes, and Cristian Colman
maintained his goalless record in MLS by
squandering an excellent opportunity. 8. ATLANTA UNITED (5-6-3), 8.
AUSC mustered just two shots on goal while losing its third of the last four road games. Alec Kann
stopped four shots to keep the game close. Miguel Almiron
came on as a sub, as did Josef Martinez
in his first appearance since suffering a thigh injury in March. 9.
HOUSTON (7-6-2), 9.
Idle. 10. NEW ENGLAND (5-5-5), 10.
Idle. 11. MONTREAL (4-4-4), 11.
The Impact stole a point on the road
, who stole a back pass and cleverly chipped the goalkeeper in the 82nd minute. Ignacio Piatti
landed all four of his shots on goal and Montreal caused problems on the
counter despite a very low possession percentage of 34. 12. PORTLAND (6-5-3), 14.
Another two-goal game for Fanendo Adi --
his 13th in MLS --
defensive reshuffling earned the Timbers a second straight victory.
Both starting centerbacks, Liam Ridgewell
and Roy Miller
, left with injuries that required midfielder
to slide into the back line and sub Amobi Okugo
to fill in. Dairon Asprilla
marked an excellent game by slicing through the middle to set up Adi’s first goal,
which snapped a personal goalless streak of five games. Zarek Valentin
aided the shutout with a goalline clearance following a fine save by keeper Jake Gleeson
13. COLUMBUS (7-8-1), 12.
Idle. 14. SAN JOSE (5-6-4), 13.
Idle. 15. ORLANDO CITY (7-5-3), 15.
SEATTLE (5-6-4), 16.
Idle. 17. NY RED BULLS (6-7-2), 17.
Idle. 18. PHILADELPHIA (4-6-4), 18.
Idle. 19. COLORADO (4-8-1),
Idle. 20. D.C. UNITED (4-7-3), 20.
Idle. 21. MINNESOTA UNITED (4-8-2), 21.
Idle. 22. REAL SALT LAKE (4-10-2), 22.