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MLS Power Rankings: New York Red Bulls (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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MLS Power Rankings: 18. New York Red Bulls (-5)

Slipping down five places in this week’s Power Rankings are the New York Red Bulls, whose poor run of form just seems to continue. They have now won just one of their last four matches following a defeat on Saturday against FC Cincinnati.

A late olimpico goal from Haris Medunjanin, just the sixth in Major League Soccer history, was enough to see the Orange and Blue defeat the Bulls. A team who could only manage two shots on target in the 90 minutes.

They are still inside the playoff places, but know that if their form does not improve soon, they face the risk of not making it into the post-season in 2020. Games against Inter Miami CF and Montreal Impact pose real chances to get their season back on track.

This Week’s Fixtures: @ Inter Miami CF (Wed 23, 8 pm ET), vs. Montreal Impact (Sun 27, 7 pm ET)

MLS Power Rankings: 17. Houston Dynamo (-2)

Another team on the slide on our MLS Power Rankings are Houston Dynamo. A team who had to pull something out of the back on Saturday to rescue a draw from their clash with Western Conference rivals Minnesota United.

They went behind early on, and were two down at the break, but managed to come back to take a point. Second half goals from Darwin Quintero and Maynor Figueroa saw the match finish 2-2.

The Dynamo remain outside the playoff places in the Western Conference, with just two sides currently sitting below them in the table. They face Chicago Fire and Nashville SC this week, in matches they will be expecting to take something from.

This Week’s Fixtures: @ Chicago Fire (Wed 23, 7:30 pm ET), @ Nashville SC (Sat 26, 3:30 pm ET)

MLS Power Rankings: 16. New England Revolution (-2)

Following a goalless draw at the weekend, the New England Revolution see themselves drop two spots on our MLS Power Rankings this week, as they failed to take victory for the third time in their last four matches.

They drew 0-0 with New York City FC, but have kept hold 7th spot in the Eastern Conference. They will be looking to improve on that with clashes against Montreal Impact and the struggling D.C. United over the next seven days.

This Week’s Fixtures: vs. Montreal Impact (Wed 23, 5 pm ET), @ D.C. United (Sun 27, 7 pm ET)