POWER RANKINGS

LAFC Remains On Top After Slow Week In MLS

Mar 26, 2019, 5:35 PM
Courtesy of RSL...
Courtesy of RSL

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Due to international break, only 5 MLS games occurred. FC Dallas beat the Colorado Rapids at home thanks to a late Ryan Hollingshead goal.

The Philadelphia Union picked up their first three points of the season as they were able to get the better of the Columbus Crew 3-0.

MLS newcomers FC Cincinnati recorded their first back to back victories, this week over last place New England Revolution.

Locally, Real Salt Lake lost 2-1 to the LAFC away from home in grueling fashion. A 92nd goal from LAFC center back Walker Zimmerman sealed the three points for the home team. Real Salt Lake currently sit in 8th spot in the Western Conference.

Here are the rest of the rankings after Week 4:

1. LAFC (3-1-0, 10 Points)

Result: 2-1 win against Real Salt Lake at home.

Recap: A less than convincing win at home for the Black and Gold. Walker Zimmerman scored in the 92nd minute to give the hosts 3 points.

Previous Ranking: 1

Next Up: at San Jose on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

 

2. Seattle Sounders FC (3-0-0, 9 Points)

Result: Bye week.

Recap: N/A

Previous Ranking: 2

Next Up: at Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday at 8 p.m.

 

3. D.C. United (2-1-0, 7 Points)

Result: Bye week

Recap: N/A

Previous Ranking: 4

Next Up: at Orlando City on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

 

4. FC Cincinnati (2-1-1, 7 Points)

Result: 2-0 win on the road against New England Revolution

Recap: Back to back victories for the MLS newcomers. FC Cincinnati are in a rare patch of form and are currently sitting in 2nd spot in the Eastern Conference.

Previous Ranking: 21

Next Up: vs. Philadelphia Union on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

 

5. Toronto FC (2-0-0, 6 Points)

Result: Bye week

Recap: N/A

Previous Ranking: 5

Next Up: vs. NYCFC on Friday at 6 p.m.

 

6. Minnesota United FC (2-0-1, 6 Points)

Result: Bye week.

Recap: N/A

Previous Ranking: 3

Next Up: at New England Revolution on Saturday at noon.

 

7. FC Dallas (2-1-1, 7 Points)

Result: 2-1 win at home against Colorado Rapids

Recap: A late Ryan Hollingshead goal in the 82nd minute gave Dallas the late lead as they were able to beat a much improved Rapids outfit.

Previous Ranking: 8

Next Up: @ Real Salt Lake on Saturday at 7 p.m.

 

8. Houston Dynamo (2-1-0, 7 Points)

Result: Bye week

Recap: N/A

Previous Ranking: 9

Next Up: at Colorado Rapids on Saturday at 7 p.m.

 

9. LA Galaxy (2-0-1, 6 Points)

Result: Bye week

Recap: N/A

Previous Ranking: 11

Next Up: vs. Portland Timbers on Sunday at 7 p.m.

 

10. Montreal Impact (2-0-1, 6 Points)

Result: Bye week

Recap: N/A

Previous Ranking: 12

Next Up: at Sporting Kansas City on Saturday at 1 p.m.

 

11. Orlando City SC (1-2-1, 5 Points)

Result: 1-0 win at New York Red Bulls

Recap: A very valuable road point against a good team in the New York Red Bulls. Sacha Klijestan scored the only goal in the 73rd minute.

Previous Ranking: 14

Next Up: vs. D.C. United on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

 

12. Columbus Crew (2-1-1, 7 Points)

Result: 3-0 loss at Philadelphia Union.

Recap: Columbus Crew conceded three goals between the 31st minute and the 48th minute. The Union made the most of the home crowd as the Crew suffered their first loss of the season.

Previous Ranking: 7

Next Up: Home against Atlanta United on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

13. Real Salt Lake (1-1-2, 4 Points)

Result: 2-1 loss at LAFC.

Recap: RSL were very close to escaping Banc of California Stadium with a point. However, a late red card to debutant Justin Portillo ended up costing the away side a point when LAFC center back Walker Zimmerman struck a worldie from 25 yards in the 92nd minute to give the home team 3 points.

Previous Ranking: 6

Next Up: Home against FC Dallas on Saturday at 7 p.m. on KSLSports.com and the KSL TV app.

 

14. Sporting Kansas City (1-1-1, 4 Points)

Result: Bye week

Recap: N/A

Previous Ranking: 10

Next Up: vs. Montreal Impact on Saturday at 1 p.m.

 

15. New York Red Bulls (1-1-1, 4 Points)

Result: 1-0 loss at home against Orlando City

Recap: A disappointing home loss to Orlando City. Despite having more shots on goal the Red Bulls were unable to capitalize in the loss.

Previous Ranking: 16

Next Up: at Chicago Fire on Saturday at 11 a.m.

 

16. Philadelphia Union (1-1-2, 4 Points)

Result: 3-0 win at home against Columbus Crew

Recap: The Union were able to pick up their first 3 points of the season. A 20 minute stretch between the 31st and 48th minutes, the Union put three in the back of the onion bag to solidify a more than convincing win over a very impressive Columbus Crew team.

Previous Ranking: 23

Next Up: at FC Cincinnati on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

 

17. NYCFC (0-3-0, 3 Points)

Result: Bye week

Recap: N/A

Previous Ranking: 13

Next Up: at Toronto on Friday at 6 p.m.

 

18. Atlanta United FC (0-2-1, 2 Points)

Result: Bye week

Recap: N/A

Previous Ranking: 17

Next Up: at Columbus Crew on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

 

19. Colorado Rapids (0-2-2, 2 Points)

Result: 2-1 loss on the road against FC Dallas

Recap: Back to back 2-1 losses in which the Rapids conceded late, once again. The Rapids have more firepower with Kei Kamara up front but have been unable to capitalize so far this season.

Previous Ranking: 19

Next Up: vs. Houston Dynamo on Saturday at 7 p.m.

20. Portland Timbers FC (0-1-2, 1 Point)

Result: Bye week

Recap: N/A

Previous Ranking: 15

Next Up: at LA Galaxy on Sunday at 7 p.m.

 

21. Chicago Fire (0-1-2, 1 Point)

Result: Bye week

Recap: N/A

Previous Ranking: 20

Next Up: vs. New York Red Bulls on Saturday at 11 a.m.

22. New England Revolution (0-1-3, 1 Point)

Result: 2-0 loss at home to FC Cincinnati

Recap: A disappointing start to the season became worse over the weekend as the Revolution lost to the MLS newcomers FC Cincinnati 2-0. The Rev’s still remain winless in 2019.

Previous Ranking: 18

Next Up: vs. Minnesota United on Saturday at noon.

 

23. Vancouver Whitecaps (0-0-3, 0 Points)

Result: Bye week

Recap: N/A

Previous Ranking: 22

Next Up: vs. Seattle Sounders on Saturday at 8 p.m.

 

24. San Jose Earthquakes (0-0-3, 0 Points)

Result: Bye week

Recap: N/A

Previous Ranking: 24

Next Up: vs. LAFC on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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