SA's MLS Power Rankings: Streaking FC Cincinnati continues climb

MLS Week 4, Results:

Saturday, March 23
FC Dallas 2 Colorado 1
NY Red Bulls 0 Orlando City 1
Philadelphia 3 Columbus 0
LAFC 2 Real Salt Lake 1
Sunday, March 24
New England 0 FC Cincinnati 2

Expansion FC Cincinnati is now unbeaten in its last three games since opening with a 4-1 loss at Seattle and has moved into the top half of the Power Rankings.

Only six teams remain unbeaten following losses by the New York Red Bulls and Columbus. MLS Cup 2016 and 2017 finalists Seattle (3-0-0) and Toronto FC (2-0-0) are both unbeaten and untied, while LAFC (3-0-1), D.C. United (2-0-1), Houston (2-0-1) and NYCFC (0-0-3) have yet to lose.

New England has a three-game losing streak after its opening tie at FC Dallas.

SA Power Rankings:

RANK (PREVIOUS) TEAM (W-L-T)

1. (1) Seattle (3-0-0)
2. (2) LAFC (3-0-1)
3. (3) D.C. United (2-0-1)
4. (5) Toronto FC (2-0-0)
5. (7) Houston (2-0-1)
6. (4) NY Red Bulls (1-1-1)
7. (6) Columbus (2-1-1)
8. (8) Sporting KC (1-1-1)
9. (9) Montreal (2-1-0)
10. (10) LA Galaxy (2-1-0)
11. (11) Minn. United (2-1-0)
12. (13) FC Cincinnati (2-1-1)
13. (14) FC Dallas (2-1-1)
14. (12) NYCFC (0-0-3)
15. (15) Atlanta United (0-1-2)
16. (19) Philadelphia (1-2-1)
17. (20) Orlando City (1-1-2)
18. (16) Real Salt Lake (1-2-1)
19. (17) Portland (0-2-1)
20. (18) Colorado (0-2-2) l
21. (21) Chicago (0-2-1)
22. (22) New England (0-3-1)
23. (23) Vancouver (0-3-0)
24. (24) San Jose (0-3-0)
Note: Only MLS results are counted in the Power Rankings.

MLS Week 5, Schedule:

Friday, March 29

Toronto FC vs. NYCFC 8 pm.
Saturday, March 30
Chicago vs. NY Red Bulls 1 pm.
New England vs. Minnesota United 2 pm.
Sporting KC vs. Montreal 3 pm.
San Jose vs. LAFC 3:30 pm.
FC Cincinnati vs. Philadelphia 7:30 pm.
Columbus vs. Atlanta United 7:30 pm.
Colorado vs. Houston 9 pm.
Real Salt Lake vs. FC Dallas 9 pm.
Vancouver vs. Seattle 10 pm.
Sunday, March 31
Orlando City vs. D.C. United  6:30 pm.
LA Galaxy vs. Portland 9 pm.
Note: All times ET.

All 24 teams will be in action on the first weekend following the FIFA break. They include eight teams still looking for their first win.

Sporting KC's game against Montreal comes five days before it opens the Concacaf Champions League semifinals at Monterrey.
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