SA's MLS Power Rankings: Atlanta United continues climb with record-tying streak

MLS Week 11, Results:

Wednesday, May 8

Atlanta United 2 Toronto FC 0.
Columbus 3 LA Galaxy 1.
Chicago 5 New England 0.
NY Red Bulls 1 Montreal 2.
Friday, May 10
Vancouver 1 Portland 0.
Saturday, May 11
FC Cincinnati 2 Montreal 1.
FC Dallas 1 NY Red Bulls 3.
Toronto FC 1 Philadelphia 2.
LA Galaxy 0 NYCFC 2.
Columbus 0 LAFC 3.
New England 3 San Jose 1.
Chicago 2 Minn. United 0.
Colorado 2 Real Salt Lake 3.
Seattle 1 Houston 0.
Sunday, May 12
Atlanta United 1 Orlando City 0.
D.C. United 1 Sporting KC 0.

Atlanta United's winning streak is now at four games, all won by shutouts to a tie a league record for consecutive shutout victories.

Chicago also played twice and won twice in shutouts to move back to .500.

Philadelphia has its best start through 12 games with 7-3-2 record. It went 6-3-3 in 2011.

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

MLS Week 11, Schedule:

Wednesday, May 15
Toronto  FC vs. D.C. United 8 pm.
Houston vs. Portland 8:30 pm.
Vancouver vs. Atlanta United 10 pm.
Seattle vs. Orlando City 10:30 pm.
Thursday, May 16
LAFC vs. FC Dallas 10 pm.
Saturday, May 18
Montreal vs. New England 1 pm.
Real Salt Lake  vs. Toronto FC 3 pm.
San Jose vs. Chicago 3:30 pm.
Philadelphia vs. Seattle 7:30 pm.
Minnesota United vs. Columbus 8 pm.
Sporting KC vs. Vancouver 8:30 pm.
Houston vs. D.C. United 8:30 pm.
Sunday, May 19
FC Dallas vs. LAFC 3 pm.
Orlando City vs. Cincinnati 3 pm.
NY Red Bulls vs. Atlanta United 5 pm.
LA Galaxy vs. Colorado 8 pm.
Note: All times ET.

Atlanta United and D.C. United will be tested with two long road trips -- games at Vancouver and the New York Red Bulls and at Toronto FC and Houston, respectively.

LAFC and FC Dallas will play twice in four days.

Houston and Portland play on Wednesday and are then off over the weekend.

Photo: Atlanta United

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