Week 11 MLS Power Rankings

A full weekend of MLS action showed just why Major League Soccer may be the most unpredictable league in the world. Several surprising results make for plenty of movement in the power rankings.

As a reminder, the rankings use an all new model I’ve obnoxiously titled the Overall Performance Index. Click here for a full breakdown of how the model works.

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Week 11 Power Rankings

1New York City FC15.78+3
3New York Red Bulls14.60+1
4FC Dallas13.54+2
5Philadelphia Union12.40
6Austin FC12.15-3
7CF Montréal9.82+2
8LA Galaxy7.69-1
9FC Cincinnati7.43+2
10Colorado Rapids7.01+3
11Columbus Crew6.52-3
12Nashville SC5.49-2
13Portland Timbers4.40+6
14Atlanta United4.00
15Houston Dynamo3.97+1
16New England Revolution2.98-1
17Orlando City SC2.86+1
18Minnesota United2.45-6
19DC United2.38+3
20Real Salt Lake1.96+1
21Seattle Sounders0.94+2
22Chicago Fire0.30-2
23San Jose Earthquakes-1.83+1
24Charlotte FC-2.40-2
25Inter Miami CF-4.07+2
26Vancouver Whitecaps-4.16+2
27Toronto FC-5.32-1
28Sporting KC-5.35-3

Portland move up six spots after a 7-2 demolition of Sporting KC, who drop three spots to last place. Sporting KC’s -5.35 is the worst score to date in 2022.

New York City take over the top spot after a 2-0 win against Columbus. They’ve bounced back from their post-CCL hangover and have some of the best underlying numbers in the league. They’ve gone five matches unbeaten (seven including CCL and Open Cup), and are trending heavily up.

Similarly, CF Montréal have steadily moved up the rankings and find themselves at the top of the Eastern Conference table. After another hard stretch in CCL, they’ve begun to find their league form. They’re unbeaten in their last eight league matches, taking an astonishing 20 of 24 possible points. Their ranking is still somewhat recovering from a tough road-heavy stretch to start the season, but they’re climbing quickly. The one major knock is that they concede a lot. Their 19 goals allowed are the seventh most in the league. That needs to be shored up.

Nashville drop out of the Top 10 after a dismal loss in Houston. They still only have had two home matches, clearly impacting their underlying numbers, but they’ve struggled to create chances on the road. They’re still strong defensively, but they have a packed schedule over the next couple weeks, and questions around squad depth, they’ll need heir core players to really step up.

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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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