SA's MLS Power Rankings: Top five teams stay the same

 The top five teams in SA's MLS Power Rankings stayed the same as LAFC, Seattle and Houston all won and tied while No. 4 Philadelphia tied the Sounders. Idle NYCFC stayed at No. 5.

Atlanta United's streak of five consecutive shutouts -- an MLS record -- ended when it lost to the short-handed New York Red Bulls, who have won four of their last five games to move back to .500.

With Colorado's win over the LA Galaxy, all three teams that have made coaching changes -- FC Cincinnati, New England and the Rapids -- have won.

The longest winless streak now belongs to Sporting Kansas City, which is winless in its last seven games after conceding a goal to stoppage time to tie Vancouver.

MLS Week 12, Results:

Wednesday, May 15

Toronto FC 0 D.C. United 0
Houston 1 Portland 1
Vancouver 0 Atlanta United 1
Seattle 2 Orlando City 1
Thursday, May 16
LAFC 2 FC Dallas 0
Saturday, May 18
Montreal 0 New England 0
Real Salt Lake 3 Toronto FC 0
San Jose 4 Chicago 1
Philadelphia 0 Seattle 0
Minnesota United 1 Columbus 0
Sporting KC 1 Vancouver 1
Houston 2 D.C. United 1
Sunday, May 19
FC Dallas 1 LAFC 1
Orlando City 5 FC Cincinnati 1
NY Red Bulls 1 Atlanta United 0
LA Galaxy 0 Colorado 1

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

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

MLS Week 13, Schedule:

Wednesday, May 22
NY Red Bulls vs. Vancouver 8 pm.
Friday, May 24
Orlando City vs. LA Galaxy 7 pm.
Real Salt Lake vs. Atlanta United 9 pm.
LAFC vs. Montreal 10:30 pm.
Saturday, May 25
Chicago vs. NYCFC 3:30 pm.
Vancouver vs. FC Dallas 7 pm.
Philadelphia vs. Portland 7:30 pm.
FC Cincinnati vs. NY Red Bulls 7:30 pm.
New England vs. D.C. United 7:30 pm.
Minnesota United vs. Houston 8 pm.
Colorado vs. Columbus 9 pm.
Sunday, May 26
Sporting KC vs. Seattle 6 pm.
Toronto FC vs. San Jose 7:30 pm.
Note: All times ET.

Week 13 is the last weekend before players start leaving to join their national teams principally for preparing for the Gold Cup and Copa America. FC Dallas winless in its last five games, is already without three players at the Under-20 World Cup, including starters Paxton Pomykal and Edwin Cerrillo.

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1 comment about "SA's MLS Power Rankings: Top five teams stay the same".
  1. beautiful game, May 21, 2019 at 10:45 a.m.

    Atlanta v HY RB contest was abysmal. Too many incompetent players unable to execute.

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