SA's MLS Power Rankings: Big week for LAFC and Minnesota United

MLS Week 18, Results:

Wednesday, July 3
NYCFC 3 Seattle 0
Orlando City 1 Philadelphia 3
Chicago 5 Atlanta United 1
Minn. United 3 San Jose 1
Sporting KC 1 LAFC 5
Houston 4 NY Red Bulls 0
Real Salt Lake 1 Columbus 0
Thursday, July 4
FC Dallas 2 D.C. United 0
Colorado 1 New England 2
LA Galaxy 2 Toronto FC 0
Saturday, July  6
FC Cincinnati 3 Houston 2
Columbus 1 Seattle 2
Montreal 2 Minnesota United 3
Sporting KC 1 Chicago 0
LAFC 6 Vancouver 1
San Jose 1 Real Salt Lake 0
Sunday, July  7
Atlanta United 3 NY Red Bulls 3
Philadelphia 2 Orlando City 2
NYCFC 0 Portland 1

√  LAFC and Minnesota United were the big winners, both winning twice during the July 4 week's action. LAFC has already hit 50 goals for the season after only 19 games. The Loons have won three games in a row for only the second time in their history.

√  FC Cincinnati ended a six-game losing streak and moved up in the rankings to No. 23 ahead of Columbus, which is winless in eight games and 1-12-1 over its last four games.

A 12-game unbeaten streak (7-0-5 record) ended for NYCFC.

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

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

MLS Schedule, Week 19:

√  New England will take a seven-game unbeaten streak into its match at D.C. United.

√  The New York Red Bulls and NYCFC meet for the first time in 2019.

Friday, July 12
D.C. United vs. New England  7 pm.
Houston vs. LAFC 9 pm.
LA Galaxy vs. San Jose 11 pm.
Saturday, July 13
Montreal vs. Toronto FC 7:30 pm.
Orlando City vs. Columbus 7:30 pm.
Chicago vs. FC Cincinnati  8 pm.
Minnesota United vs. FC Dallas 8 pm.
Real Salt Lake vs. Philadelphia 10 pm.
Vancouver vs. Sporting KC 10 pm.
Portland vs. Colorado 11 pm.
Sunday, July 14
Seattle vs. Atlanta United 3:55 pm.
NY Red Bulls vs. NYCFC 6:30 pm.
Note: All times ET.
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