SA's MLS Power Rankings: Three remaining unbeaten teams are toppled

MLS Week 8, Results:

Wednesday, April 17
Vancouver 1 LAFC 0
Friday, April 19
FC Cincinnati 0 Real Salt Lake 3
Toronto FC 4 Minnesota United 3
LA Galaxy 2 Houston 1
Saturday, April 20
Chicago 4 Colorado 1
Philadelphia 3 Montreal 0
Orlando City 1 Vancouver 0
Atlanta United 1 FC Dallas 2
Columbus 1 Portland 3
New England 1 NY Red Bulls 0
San Jose 4 Sporting KC 1
Sunday, April 21
D.C. United 0 NYCFC 2
LAFC 4 Seattle 1

√ In the last week, the three remaining unbeaten teams were toppled, first LAFC at Vancouver on Wednesday, then Houston at the LA Galaxy on Friday and Seattle at LFC on Sunday.
 

√ Wins by Vancouver, Portland and NYCFC left Colorado as the only team still without a win in MLS. The Rapids have lost five in a row after opening with ties in two of their first three games.



√ The Galaxy has won five games in a row, the first time it has done that since 2014 when it won its fifth MLS Cup.

SA Power Rankings:

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

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

MLS Week 9, Schedule:

Wednesday, April 24

NYCFC vs. Chicago 7 pm.
Columbus vs. D.C. United 7:30 pm.
New England vs. Montreal  7:30 pm.
Minn. United vs. LA Galaxy 8 pm.
Seattle vs. San Jose 10:30 pm.
Saturday, April 27
NYCFC vs. Orlando City 1 pm.
Toronto FC vs. Portland 3 pm.
FC Dallas vs. San Jose 3:30 pm.
Vancouver vs. Philadelphia 5 pm.
Atlanta United vs. Colorado 6 pm.
NY Red Bulls vs. FC Cincinnati 7 pm.
Houston vs. Columbus 8:30 pm.
Sporting KC vs. New England 8:30 pm.
Sunday, April 28
Montreal vs. Chicago 12:30 pm.
Minnesota United vs. D.C. United 1:30 pm.
Seattle vs. LAFC 3:30 pm.
LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake 8 pm.
Note: All times ET.

The new MLS schedule with an extra dose of midweek games hits with five games on Wednesday.

Two teams are on the road twice this week. D.C. United, shut out in its last three home games, will hope to do better at Columbus and Minnesota United while San Jose, winner of two of its last three games, will face tough tests at Seattle and FC Dallas.

The weekend's big match will take place on Sunday when Seattle hosts LAFC in round 2.

Photos: LAFC, Columbus Crew

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