Two weeks of MLS action packed into one seven-day period and another edition of the Power Rankings. Nature is healing.
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.
Week 29 Power Rankings
|3||New York City FC||24.29||—|
|6||New York Red Bulls||16.45||—|
|13||Real Salt Lake||7.49||+3|
|18||New England Revolution||3.38||—|
|20||Inter Miami CF||2.11||-1|
|21||Orlando City SC||2.08||—|
|27||San Jose Earthquakes||-6.13||-1|
It’s Labor Day, so we’re keeping this short. Not a lot of movement in rankings, but a lot of shifts in score that should lead to some movement soon. CF Montreál, Austin FC, New York Red Bulls, and Nashville SC are all grouped closely together in spots four through seven with just 1.56 points between them. A single result next week could shift those rankings around.
DC United have leveled out at the bottom of the table, but they’re still 8.74 points below San Jose in 27th place.
Nashville‘s win over Austin FC gives them a good bit of breathing room, with a projected four points between them and eighth place LA Galaxy. Their meeting next week could essentially book a playoff spot for the ‘Yotes.
Seattle Sounders kept themselves alive with a win over Houston Dynamo, but they have a significant hill to climb. They’ll need to makeup five points over LA and Portland Timbers. Houston will be eliminated this weekend with a loss to Sporting KC and a win from the Galaxy.
In the East, Philadelphia Union keep pace with LAFC for the Supporters’ Shield, projected to finish just two points behind. Despite New England Revolution‘s win over NYCFC, they’re trending towards an eighth-place finish.
DC United could be eliminated this weekend with a loss to Real Salt Lake and wins or draws from both FC Cincinnati and the Revolution.