Week 2 saw lots of of goals, poor weather up north and a lot of other excitement around Major League Soccer.
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Meanwhile, one expansion team continues to struggle finding its feet, while another recorded a six-spot.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at PST’s first installment of the 2017 MLS Power Rankings.
|TEAM||RANKING (Last Wk)|
|Minnesota United: The Loons have allowed a league-leading 11 goals in two matches. In comparison, the next most a club has conceded is four…
New England Revolution: Match vs. Orlando City cancelled due to inclement weather.
Columbus Crew: There’s been some early carryover from last season’s struggles, particularly on the defensive end where the Crew have had some issues. This is still a team loaded with talent though.
|19 (11)||DC United: No Luciano Acosta to start has made the attack look stagnant and the backline did this team no favors either in New York City.
|18 (14)||Real Salt Lake: Injuries have plagued RSL so far in 2017. Justen Glad and Joao Plata are among the questionable for this weekend’s clash against the Galaxy.
|17 (17)||Montreal Impact: Good start against the Sounders, but the Impact have to close out games better.|
|16 (15)||Philadelphia Union: Jim Curtin’s side fought hard to pick up a draw against Toronto. The Union will get Orlando in Week 3, who had a lay off a week ago.|
|15 (10)||LA Galaxy: Lots of injuries have halted an early-season momentum for the Galaxy.
|14 (7)||Vancouver Whitecaps: Their CCL hopes took a dash against Tigres so let’s see how the Whitecaps respond versus Toronto.
|13 (13)||Sporting Kansas City: They haven’t been good but they also haven’t been bad. At least Peter Vermes can say SKC is one of two teams that haven’t allowed a goal yet.|
|12 (18)||Chicago Fire: Nemanja Nikolic opened up his MLS account, and it seems like there’s a lot more where that came from.
|11 (20)||Atlanta United: The weather was certainly frightful up in Minnesota but Atlanta’s play was so delightful. Miguel Almiron and Josef Martinez are living up to the early hype down in Hot-lanta.|
|10 (8)||Orlando City: Match against the New England Revolution in Week 2 postponed.|
|9 (6)||Seattle Sounders: The champs haven’t gotten out to the start that they would have liked and now the Red Bulls come to town for the Sounders’ home opener.
||Toronto FC: Some early injuries have made things difficult for Greg Vanney’s side, including to Sebastian Giovinco, but the runners’ up from a season are still unbeaten to start.
|7 (17)||San Jose Earthquakes: Anibal Godoy and the Earthquakes attack are out to a hot start in San Jose.|
|6 (12)||Houston Dynamo: The Western Conference bottom dwellers from a season ago have looked anything but that in 2017. Scary movement up front and solid backline have the Dynamo as a legitimate contender to make some noise in the West.
|5 (5)||Colorado Rapids: The Rapids should give Tim Howard a raise for his performance against the Red Bulls. No, seriously. Go watch the highlights again.
|4 (9)||New York City FC: We saw a glimpse of how good this NYCFC attack can be in Week 2. Now, a difficult home test against the Impact looms for the Bronx side.|
|3 (3)||New York Red Bulls: It hasn’t been the prettiest but the Red Bulls are one of four teams to win their first two matches.|
|2 (1)||FC Dallas: Unbeaten in two and a possible Champions League final in the works, everything has started out according to plan for Oscar Pareja and co.|
|1 (2)||Portland Timbers: Even though the Timbers only had one goal to show in Week 2, this attack continues to look extremely potent and is probably the best in MLS.|