Another week in Major League Soccer concludes, and the Seattle Sounders are at the head of the MLS Power Rankings but with two games on the docket this week, will they stay there? Moves, shakers, and a whole lot of moneymakers. This is the MLS Power Rankings on the MLS Multiplex and it starts…now.
1. Seattle Sounders
Sigi Schmid’s Seattle Sounders were off this week and will take on the Los Angeles Galaxy on July 28 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET/10 p.m. ET and will be televised by ESPN2, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes and TSN2. On Aug. 2, they travel to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. to take on the San Jose Earthquakes. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m PT/10:30 p.m. ET and will be televised by NBCSN and TSN2.
2. Sporting Kansas City
Goals from Graham Zusi (48′) and Jacob Peterson (80′) paced Peter Vermes’s Sporting Kansas City to a 2-1 victory over Toronto FC at BMO Field in Toronto, Ont. despite going down to 10 men. Sporting continue their season on Aug. 1 against the Philadelphia Union at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET and will be televised by NRCSN and TSN2.
3. D.C. United
Ben Olsen’s D.C. United were off this week and are back in action on July 30 against Toronto FC at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET and will be televised by MLS LIVE. On Aug. 3, they face the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Tex. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET and will be televised by UDN.
4. Portland Timbers
Maximiliano Urruti (34′), Will Johnson (40′) and Diego Valeri (82′) powered Caleb Porter’s Portland Timbers to a huge 3-2 victory over the Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo in Montreal, Que. Portland’s road trip continues on Aug. 2, when they take on the Los Angeles Galaxy at StubHub Center. Kickoff is scheduled for 11:30 p.m. PT/2:30 p.m. ET and will be televised by NBC and TSN.
5. Columbus Crew
Goals from Federico Higuain (43′) and Ethan Finlay (84′) paced Gregg Berhalter’s Columbus Crew to a 2-1 win over the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The Crew travel to Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. to take on the Chicago Fire on Aug. 2. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CT/8:30 p.m. ET and will be televised by MLS LIVE.