SA's MLS Power Rankings: NYCFC and LA Galaxy are big climbers

MLS Results, Week 24:

Wednesday, August 14
Orlando City 1 Sporting KC 0
Minnesota United 1 Colorado 0
Real Salt Lake 3 Seattle 0
LA Galaxy 2 FC Dallas 0
Portland 3 Chicago 2
Saturday, August 17
NY Red Bulls 1 New England 1
FC Cincinnati 1 NYCFC 4
Columbus 2 Toronto FC 2
Montreal 3 FC Dallas 3
Chicago 2 Philadelphia 0
Minnesota United 1 Orlando City 1
Sporting KC 2 San Jose 1
Houston 2 Colorado 2
LA Galaxy 2 Seattle 2
Real Salt Lake 0 LAFC 2
Vancouver 1 D.C. United 0
Sunday, August 18
Portland  0 Atlanta United 2

√ Atlanta United moved up to second place in the Power Rankings.

This week's big climbers are NYCFC, up four spots to No. 3, and the LA Galaxy, up seven spots to No. 7.

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

MLS Schedule, Week 25:

Rivalry Week includes several matches with big implications in the Eastern Conference playoff race: Fourth-place D.C. United vs. fifth-place New York Red Bulls, second-place Philadelphia vs. fourth-place D.C. United, ninth-place, Toronto FC vs. seventh-place Montreal and sixth-place New England vs. 10th-place Chicago.

Wednesday, August 21
NYCFC vs. Columbus 7 pm.
D.C. United vs. NY Red Bulls 8 pm.
LAFC vs. San Jose 10;30 pm.
Thursday, August 22
Sporting KC vs. Minnesota United 9:30 pm.
Friday, August 23
Orlando City vs. Atlanta United 8 pm.
Portland vs. Seattle 10 pm.
Saturday, August 24
NYCFC vs. NY Red Bulls 7 pm.
New England vs. Chicago 7:30 pm.
Philadelphia vs. D.C. United 7:30 pm.
Toronto FC vs. Montreal 7:30 pm.
Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado 10 pm.
San Jose vs. Vancouver 10 pm.
Sunday, August 25
FC Cincinnati vs. Columbus 6 pm.
FC Dallas vs. Houston 8 pm.
LAFC vs. LA Galaxy 10:30 pm.
Note: All times ET.

Photo: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

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