I know I have not been on top of things with the MLS, but things are starting to take shape heading into fall and I have started following the league heavier when the World Cup concluded. The MLS All Stars fell to Juventus in penalty kicks after putting up a great fight, but now it is time the players start eying the playoffs!

West

FC Dallas sits on top the West after going into Kansas City for a dominant win, then humiliating themselves at home with a loss to the worst team in the league (San Jose Earthquakes). In terms of other teams, KC is falling, LA Galaxy is rising, and Seattle Sounders are coming up from the depths.

East

In the East it is way simpler, the top 4 teams are basically unstoppable right now (ATL, NYCFC, NY, Columbus) and the 5th and 6th playoff spots are wide open. However, look out for defending champs Toronto FC who had rough start to the season since some players were playing in other competitions. Toronto is just six points back from the playoffs and they just got a great result drawing #1 Atlanta 2-2.

Power Rankings 

  1. ATL United
  2. NY Red Bulls
  3. NYCFC
  4. FC Dallas
  5. Columbus Crew
  6. LAFC
  7. Portland Timbers
  8. LA Galaxy
  9. Sporting KC
  10. Toronto FC
  11. Real Salt Lake
  12. NE Revolution
  13. Vancouver Whitecaps
  14. MTL Impact
  15. Seattle Sounders
  16. Philly Union
  17. Chicago Fire
  18. Orlando City FC
  19. Houston Dynamo
  20. Minnesota Loons
  21. Colorado Rapids
  22. SJ Quakes
  23. DC United