MLS Power Rankings, Week 10: Timbers pay the price as underdogs rise
John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the 2017 MLS Power Rankings, where we rank each team after each week with consideration to form, latest results, stats, and some other intangibles to try to craft an idea of how things stand in one single table.

Here's how each team ranks after Week 10 of the 2017 season:

1. FC Dallas (-)

  • Last Week: 3-0 win vs. Real Salt Lake
  • Next MLS Match: May 14 vs. NYCFC (8:00 p.m. ET)
Record (W-L-D) Goals For Goals Against
5-0-3 13 5

FC Dallas continues steamrolling opponents and remains unbeaten in 2017. Has there been a more fearsome team in MLS history?

2. Toronto FC (+2)

  • Last Week: 2-1 win vs. Orlando, 1-0 win vs. Seattle
  • Next MLS Match: May 10 at Columbus (7:30 p.m. ET)
Record (W-L-D) Goals For Goals Against
5-1-4 15 8

Toronto FC's jam-packed May produced a brilliant week of results, as the Reds topped the Lions midweek, before their B-team defeated the Sounders away.

3. Portland Timbers (-1)

  • Last Week: 3-0 loss vs. San Jose Earthquakes
  • Next MLS Match: May 14 vs. Atlanta (4:00 p.m. ET)
Record (W-L-D) Goals For Goals Against
5-3-2 20 15

The Portland Timbers were walloped by San Jose - yes, you read that right - but could chalk it up to missing both Darlington Nagbe and Diego Valeri.

4. Orlando City (-1)

  • Last Week: 2-1 loss vs. Toronto, 4-0 loss vs. Houston
  • Next MLS Match: May 13 vs. Sporting KC (7:00 p.m. ET)
Record (W-L-D) Goals For Goals Against
6-3-0 11 11

What a rough week for Orlando City. A pair of losses spell the story of a team that became, perhaps, a touch too confident, and suffered dearly for it.

5. Sporting Kansas City (-)

  • Last Week: 2-0 win vs. NY Red Bulls, 2-0 loss vs. Minnesota
  • Next MLS Match: May 13 at Orlando (7:00 p.m. ET)
Record (W-L-D) Goals For Goals Against
5-2-3 11 5

Sporting Kansas City started the week off well, defeating the Red Bulls 2-0, then lost to Minnesota by the same margin on the weekend. Strange.

6. New York City FC (+2)

  • Last Week: 3-1 win vs. Atlanta United
  • Next MLS Match: May 14 at Dallas (8:00 p.m. ET)
Record (W-L-D) Goals For Goals Against
5-3-1 17 10

New York City FC put in a commendable effort against Atlanta, and with David Villa back in hot form, the Pigeons are a real threat in the east.

Related - Watch: Villa rips Atlanta apart with blistering run-and-gun effort

7. New York Red Bulls (-1)

  • Last Week: 2-0 loss vs. Sporting KC, 3-0 loss to Philadelphia
  • Next MLS Match: May 14 vs. LA Galaxy (6:00 p.m. ET)
Record (W-L-D) Goals For Goals Against
5-5-1 11 15

The New York Red Bulls did their best Orlando impression this week with a pair of losses, one of which gave Philadelphia its first win of the season. Ouch.

8. Houston Dynamo (+2)

  • Last Week: 4-0 win vs. Orlando City
  • Next MLS Match: May 12 vs. Vancouver (9:00 p.m. ET)
Record (W-L-D) Goals For Goals Against
5-3-1 19 13

On their day, the Houston Dynamo look utterly unstoppable - a fact Orlando learned the hard way as Wilmer Cabrera's side ran rampant.

9. Atlanta United (-2)

  • Last Week: 3-1 loss vs. New York City FC
  • Next MLS Match: May 14 at Portland (4:00 p.m. ET)
Record (W-L-D) Goals For Goals Against
3-4-2 19 14

Atlanta United started the season so well but has sputtered in recent weeks. The team's away form is concerning, but signs remain good overall.

10. Columbus Crew (+4)

  • Last Week: 2-0 win vs. New England Revolution
  • Next MLS Match: May 10 vs. Toronto (7:30 p.m. ET)
Record (W-L-D) Goals For Goals Against
5-4-1 15 13

The Columbus Crew pulled off a straightforward win over New England, and now take on a pair of Canadian outfits in Toronto and Montreal next week.

11. Seattle Sounders (-2)

  • Last Week: 1-0 loss vs. Toronto FC
  • Next MLS Match: May 13 at Chicago (9:00 p.m. ET)
Record (W-L-D) Goals For Goals Against
2-3-4 14 12

The Seattle Sounders have just a pair of wins in nine games, and a loss to a depleted Toronto will hurt more, as Jozy Altidore finally got the better of Stefan Frei.

12. Chicago Fire (-1)

  • Last Week: 2-2 draw vs. LA Galaxy
  • Next MLS Match: May 13 vs. Seattle (9:00 p.m. ET)
Record (W-L-D) Goals For Goals Against
3-3-3 13 14

The Chicago Fire will be content with a point out of the Galaxy, but will certainly rue yet another missed opportunity for three after blowing a 2-0 lead.

13. Vancouver Whitecaps (+3)

  • Last Week: 1-0 win vs. Colorado Rapids
  • Next MLS Match: May 12 at Houston (9:00 p.m. ET)
Record (W-L-D) Goals For Goals Against
4-4-1 12 14

The Vancouver Whitecaps will be pleased to take full points out of struggling sides like Montreal and Colorado, but Houston could prove a real test.

14. San Jose Earthquakes (+1)

  • Last Week: 3-0 win vs. Portland Timbers
  • Next MLS Match: May 13 at Colorado (4:00 p.m. ET)
Record (W-L-D) Goals For Goals Against
4-3-3 12 10

Well then! That was unexpected from the San Jose Earthquakes, who took apart Portland last week. Can they replicate the feat this weekend? We'll see.

15. D.C. United (-2)

  • Last Week: 1-0 loss vs. Montreal Impact
  • Next MLS Match: May 13 vs. Philadelphia (7:00 p.m. ET)
Record (W-L-D) Goals For Goals Against
3-4-2 9 14

D.C. United were shut out again, but it's the unexpected loss of Bill Hamid that will be of particular concern to Ben Olsen.

16. New England Revolution (-4)

  • Last Week: 2-0 loss vs. Columbus Crew
  • Next MLS Match: May 13 vs. Real Salt Lake (7:30 p.m. ET)
Record (W-L-D) Goals For Goals Against
2-4-4 14 16

The New England Revolution haven't won a match in their last five attempts.

17. Montreal Impact (-)

  • Last Week: 1-0 win vs. D.C. United
  • Next MLS Match: May 13 vs. Columbus (5:00 p.m. ET)
Record (W-L-D) Goals For Goals Against
2-3-4 12 14

Even a win won't see the Montreal Impact rise a spot as other teams move around them, but a few more and the Impact will be back in the conversation.

18. LA Galaxy (+1)

  • Last Week: 2-2 draw vs. Chicago Fire
  • Next MLS Match: May 14 at NY Red Bulls (6:00 p.m. ET)
Record (W-L-D) Goals For Goals Against
2-5-2 10 15

The LA Galaxy battled back for the draw, and it's that sort of fight Curt Onalfo will want to see more of if the 2017 season is to be salvaged.

19. Real Salt Lake (-1)

  • Last Week: 3-0 loss vs. FC Dallas
  • Next MLS Match: May 13 at New England (7:30 p.m. ET)
Record (W-L-D) Goals For Goals Against
2-6-2 9 18

Another day, another 3-0 loss against Western Conference heavyweights for Real Salt Lake.

20. Minnesota United (-)

  • Last Week: 2-0 win vs. Sporting Kansas City
  • Next MLS Match: May 13 at Toronto (3:00 p.m. ET)
Record (W-L-D) Goals For Goals Against
3-5-2 15 25

Wow! Minnesota United pulled off a stunning 2-0 win over Sporting KC to pick up a third win of the year. The Loons were wrongly underestimated, it seems.

Related - Watch: Abu Danladi scores his 1st MLS goal

21. Philadelphia Union (+1)

  • Last Week: 3-0 win vs. New York Red Bulls
  • Next MLS Match: May 13 at D.C. United (7:00 p.m. ET)
Record (W-L-D) Goals For Goals Against
1-4-4 11 14

By merit of four draws and a win at long last, the Philadelphia Union jumped back up from the bottom of our table with a fine win over the Red Bulls.

22. Colorado Rapids (-1)

  • Last Week: 1-0 loss vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
  • Next MLS Match: May 13 vs. San Jose (4:00 p.m. ET)
Record (W-L-D) Goals For Goals Against
1-6-1 5 12

Where do we even begin with this Colorado Rapids team? Whatever spark it captured last year is now long gone. Four points in eight games is not good.

(Photos courtesy: Action Images)

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