MLS Power Rankings: Matchday 17 & 18

Another double game week means even more movement than normal.

Several teams were all over the place: Atlanta won in Miami and then lost at home to Charlotte (and then fired Gonzalo Pineda), Nashville won in Cincinnati and then lost at home to New England, and Austin got flattened twice… at least they’re consistent.

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

  • 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%

Matchday 18 Power Rankings

RANKTEAMRESULTSCORERANK ∆SCORE ∆
1Real Salt Lake1-1 at SEA
5-1 vs ATX
28.82+2+4.15
2LAFC2-0 vs MIN
1-0 vs DAL
26.20+2+3.74
3FC Cincinnati0-2 vs NSH25.72-1-1.63
4Inter Miami CF1-3 vs ATL
3-3 vs STL
24.85-3-2.74
5New York City FC5-1 vs SJ23.48+1+3.76
6New York Red Bulls3-1 vs CLT
1-0 vs ORL
22.97+1+3.62
7Minnesota United0-2 at LAFC
3-1 vs SKC
21.84-2-0.11
8LA Galaxy3-1 vs DAL
1-2 at CHI
21.09+1+2.48
9Columbus CrewBye18.97-1
10Vancouver Whitecaps2-1 at SKC
2-1 vs COL
18.11+4+2.09
11Philadelphia Union0-0 vs TOR
2-2 vs MTL
17.30+0.43
12Atlanta United3-1 at MIA
2-3 vs CLT
16.47+5+4.13
13Charlotte FC1-3 at RBNY
3-2 at ATL
15.31-1-1.24
14Colorado Rapids1-3 at HOU
1-2 at VAN
14.89-4-2.35
15DC United2-4 at MTL
2-2 vs TOR
14.24-2-1.88
16Toronto FC0-0 at TOR
2-2 at DC
14.13-1-0.22
17Seattle Sounders1-1 vs RSL13.03-1+0.09
18Houston Dynamo3-1 vs COL
2-2 at POR
11.35+2+1.52
19Nashville SC2-0 at CIN
1-2 vs NE
11.17+2+2.40
20St. Louis City SC3-3 at MIA10.90-1+0.43
21Portland Timbers2-0 at ATX
2-2 vs HOU
10.48+1+2.48
22Austin FC0-2 vs POR
1-5 at RSL
6.93-4-3.76
23Orlando City SC1-1 at CHI
0-1 at RBNY
6.18-1.66
24CF Montréal4-2 vs DC
2-2 at PHI
2.83+3+2.28
25Chicago Fire1-1 vs ORL
2-1 vs LA
2.43+3+2.07
26Sporting KC1-2 vs VAN
1-3 at MIN
2.06-1-1.64
27FC Dallas1-3 at LA
0-1 at LAFC
2.04-3-3.68
28San Jose Earthquakes1-5 at NYCFC0.57-2-1.81
29New England Revolution2-1 at NSH-6.54+0.43
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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