No changes up top but plenty of midfield movement of our MLS Power Rankings
The top six all remain unchanged in their positions at the head of our latest MLS Power Rankings. The Columbus Crew continue to hold a strong lead at the top of the Supporters; Shield standings.
The sides around them, namely Toronto FC, Philadelphia Union, Seattle Sounders, Orlando City SC, and Sporting Kansas City all won to keep on the tail of the Black and Yellow. However, for the likes of Atlanta United and San Jose Earthquakes, it was a week to forget. The Five Stripes lost twice, while the ‘Quakes conceded seven goals in an hour in midweek.
Here are our latest MLS Power Rankings following the last week’s action.
MLS Power Rankings: 26. Inter Miami CF (=)
It was a mixed week for Inter Miami, as they had a pair of games that finished with a 2-1 scoreline. They took home the points from one of them while losing out in the other. However, there was also progress off the field for David Beckham’s side.
On the field, their week started on Wednesday night, as they came up against the 2018 MLS Cup champions Atlanta United. A double from Lewis Morgan was enough to give the expansion side the victory. However, they could not carry that momentum into the Floridian derby against Orlando, as they lost out despite a Brek Shea strike.
There was more good news this week, though, as the signing of Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain come ever closer to being a done deal. He could be an Inter Miami player by the time they play their next game, which comes against Atlanta once more, next weekend.
This Week’s Fixtures: @ Atlanta United (Sat 19, 7 pm ET)
MLS Power Rankings: 25. Chicago Fire (=)
The Fire only played once this week, against the Eastern Conference and Supporters’ Shield leaders, and came away with a solid 2-2 draw. Something they will be aiming to build on as they continue to struggle in 2020.
They faced Columbus Crew, who had a comfortable five-point lead at the top of the table before the clash. Goals from Robert Beric and Djordje Mihailovic helped them to a 2-2 draw with the league leaders.
With the point earned, Chicago moved ahead of FC Cincinnati and into the 12th spot in the Eastern Conference. They now sit just two points off the playoff spots, with a trip to Orlando City coming up this week.
This Week’s Fixtures: @ Orlando City SC (Sat 19, 7:30 pm ET)