Toronto stays top as Kansas City enters top three and LA climbs
Jason Davis
June 5, 2017
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Despite a loss, Toronto holds on to the top spot while Kansas City breaks into the top three and LA makes the biggest move up the MLS Power Rankings.

1. Toronto FC (no change)

Despite having Sebastian Giovinco back, TFC missed its American internationals and saw an eight-game unbeaten run end in a 3-0 defeat at New England.

2. FC Dallas (no change)

Dallas didn't just obliterate Salt Lake in a 6-2 win on Saturday, it set a record by becoming the first MLS team to score five times in the first half.

3. Sporting Kansas City (+1)

There's nothing quite like an expansion team coming to town to help right a ship that had drifted a bit off course. Kansas City duly eased past Minnesota 3-0.

4. Chicago Fire (-1)

Chicago kept its unbeaten run alive with a goalless draw in Orlando but, given the hosts went down to nine men, they might have had even more.

5. Columbus Crew SC (no change)

Big-money signing Jonathan Mensah lost Alan Gordon, who netted a late winner for Colorado. The late setback spoiled a good week for Crew SC, which also beat Seattle.

6. Atlanta United (no change)

Atlanta's attack failed somewhat on the road in Vancouver, where possession didn't translate into chances. A long road trip in MLS will do that.

7. New York City FC (no change)

Patrick Vieira's team dropped two points at home to New England in midweek and needed two set-piece goals in the final 10 minutes to beat Philly. Better, not good.

8. Orlando City SC (+2)

After a 2-0 win vs. D.C United, the Lions' wild week ended with a draw that felt like a win after two controversial red cards.

9. Houston Dynamo (-1)

The Dynamo thrashed Salt Lake at home but, after losing at Seattle, still has just the single point on the road. Houston travels to Los Angeles after the international break.

10. LA Galaxy (+3)

LA might be a tad disappointed to leave D.C. with a draw, but the Galaxy can feel good about a 10-point road trip.

11. San Jose Earthquakes (-1)

It's hard enough to win in Portland, much less when you are down a man for more than a half. The Quakes will have to put that performance behind them.

12. New York Red Bulls (-1)

After breaking their winless run with a win last week, the Red Bulls fell to Montreal with another toothless attacking outing.

13. Philadelphia Union (-1)

After their four-game winning streak, Philadelphia has lost two in a row, most recently at NYCFC. But even feast and famine represents improvement.

14. Portland Timbers (no change)

The Timbers broke a five-game winless run by taking care of business at home against San Jose, with Diego Valeri scoring twice.

15. Seattle Sounders (no change)

The Sounders aren't happy about how the USMNT handled their internationals, but at least they held serve at home with a win over Houston.

16. Vancouver Whitecaps (no change)

The 'Caps probably won't be able to count on Kendall Waston scoring twice to lead a comeback all that often, as was the case vs. Atlanta, but it sure is nice when it happens.

17. New England Revolution (no change)

A four-point week is a good return for New England. No matter which version of TFC they beat, taking down the East's best should breed confidence, especially after a late goal earned a point at NYCFC.

18. Montreal Impact (+1)

Montreal was bad enough to start the season that they were mostly forgotten. Three wins in four and goals from Blerim Dzemaili, most recently vs. the Red Bulls, will help change that.

19. D.C. United (-1)

United, which was beaten by Orlando and drew with LA, has just one goal since the start of May. And that came via a controversial penalty call in Vancouver. Not good.

20. Minnesota United (no change)

Minnesota has settled into a more normal version of expansion-season struggles, exactly the kind that leads to a 3-0 loss on the road to a good team like Kansas City.

21. Colorado Rapids (+1)

Maybe it was heart, maybe it was luck, maybe it was good old-fashioned Alan Gordon magic against Columbus. Whatever it was, it was a 2-1 win that got the Rapids off the bottom.

22. Real Salt Lake (-1)

Real Salt Lake's disastrous week, in which it lost at Houston and Dallas and gave up 11 goals in the process, has Mike Petke talking about open competition for places.

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