MLS Power Rankings: Matchday 14 & 15

It was the first real double match week of the 2024 MLS season. Lot’s of games, lots of snark from Caleb Porter, let’s dive in.

For a detailed breakdown of how our OPI model works, check out this explainer from 2022. Here’s the shortened version:

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  • Points per game – 30%
  • Goal difference – 15%
  • Form in last five games – 15%
  • Expected goal difference – 12.5%
  • Strength of schedule – 12.5%
  • Home and away form – 12.5%
  • Goals added – 2.5%
RANKTEAMRESULTSCORERANK ∆SCORE ∆
1Inter Miami CF0-0 at ORL
1-0 vs DC
26.76+0.15
2FC Cincinnati1-0 vs ATL
3-1 vs STL
26.12+4.68
3Real Salt Lake2-0 vs SEA
5-3 vs COL
23.92+1+4.15
4Minnesota United2-2 vs LA
2-1 vs POR
23.17-1+2.49
5LAFC2-0 at STL
Bye
21.58+2.50
6New York Red Bulls4-1 at DC
1-2 at NYCFC
19.35+0.69
7New York City FC2-1 at PHI
2-1 vs RBNY
19.07+3+3.08
8LA Galaxy2-2 at MIN
0-0 at CLT
18.28+0.72
9Columbus Crew3-1 at MTL
3-1 at CHI
16.98+9+3.68
10Philadelphia Union1-2 vs NYCFC
3-0 at NE
16.89+3+1.51
11DC United1-4 vs RBNY
0-1 at MIA
16.73-4-0.98
12Charlotte FC1-0 at CHI
0-0 vs LA
16.29+0.80
13Colorado Rapids1-0 vs VAN
3-5 at RSL
16.12+1+1.78
14Vancouver Whitecaps0-1 at COL
1-1 at SEA
15.19-5-2.33
15Toronto FC0-2 at NSC
5-1 vs MTL
15.14+2+1.43
16Atlanta United0-1 at CIN
1-1 at NSC
12.860-0.97
17Austin FC1-0 vs HOU
3-2 vs SKC
12.2333.98
18Seattle Sounders0-2 at RSL
1-1 vs VAN
11.27-3-2.68
19ST. Louis CITY SC0-2 vs LAFC
1-3 at CIN
11.17-8-4.79
20Houston Dynamo0-1 at ATX
1-1 vs DAL
10.12-1-1.00
21Nashville SC2-0 vs TOR
1-1 vs ATL
9.33+3+3.45
22Orlando City SC0-0 vs MIA
1-0 at SJ
8.99-1+2.22
23Portland Timbers4-2 vs SJ
1-2 at MIN
6.39+4+2.78
24FC DallasBye
1-1 at HOU
6.13-1-0.07
25Sporting KCBye
2-3 at ATX
5.74-3-0.70
26San Jose Earthquakes2-4 at POR
0-1 vs ORL
0.71-3.22
27Chicago Fire0-1 vs CLT
1-3 vs CLB
0.21+1-1.32
28CF Montréal1-3 vs CLB
1-5 at TOR
0.16-3-4.93
29New England RevolutionBye
0-3 vs PHI
-6.30-1.83

A lot going on this week around the league, so no #analysis this week. Just an ever-present reminder to prioritize the “score change” column over the “rank change” column – that’s really what matters.

Author: Ben Wrightis the Director of Soccer Content and a Senior MLS Contributor for Broadway Sports covering Nashville SC and the US National Team. Previously Ben was the editor and a founder of Speedway Soccer, where he has covered Nashville SC and their time in USL before journeying to Major League Soccer since 2018. Raised in Louisville, KY Ben grew up playing before a knee injury ended his competitive career. When he is not talking soccer he is probably producing music, drinking coffee or hanging out with his wife and kids. Mastodon

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