MLS Power Rankings: Toronto move back into top two

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The latest MLS Power Rankings are in to start the new month of October

The main story this week was that the Colorado Rapids’ match with Portland Timbers had to be postponed and rescheduled due to further positive COVID-19 tests coming from the Rapids camp. That match will now be played November 4, but there is some doubt as to whether Colorado will be able to fulfill their fixtures this week as well.

On the pitch, there were big results for the likes of Atlanta United, San Jose Earthquakes, and Toronto FC, with the latter moving back. Ahead of the Union after a win over the side from Philadelphia.

It remains the Columbus Crew on top of the MLS Power Rankings, but for how much longer, as the chasing pack continues to hunt them down at the top of the Supporters’ Shield standings as well. Here are our latest MLS Power Rankings following the last week’s action.

MLS Power Rankings: 26. D.C. United (-1)

It has gone from bad to worse this season for the side from the capital, and they have now gone six matches without a victory in the league. Their latest defeat came courtesy of an Atlanta United onslaught at the weekend.

Two goals from Jon Gallagher, along with strikes from Brooks Lennon and Adam Jahn gave Atlanta a comfortable 4-0 victory at Audi Field on Saturday, with D.C. having picked up just two points out of a possible 18 in their last six games.

They will do battle with two Eastern Conference foes this week, with games against New York City FC and Chicago Fire over the course of the next seven days. The side from the capital currently sit last in the Supporters’ Shield standings, and bottom of our Power Rankings.

This Week’s Fixtures: @ New York City FC (Wed 7, 8 pm ET), @ Chicago Fire (Sun 11, 7:30 pm ET)

MLS Power Rankings: 25. Inter Miami CF (+1)

They may have lost in a five-goal thriller, but Inter Miami CF rise one spot on our Power Rankings. Mainly due to the fact that they actually put up a fight in their match at the weekend, unlike D.C. did against Atlanta.

The expansion side fell behind twice in their clash with New York City FC but were able to equalise on both occasions through a double from Lewis Morgan. However, after Alexandru Mitrita scored his second, and the Sky Blues’ third, there was no coming back.

Inter Miami currently sits in the 13th spot in the extended Eastern Conference, above only the side from the capital. They face the Red Bulls and Houston Dynamo this week, knowing that a win in both could see them move within a point of the post-season berths come next Monday morning.

This Week’s Fixtures: @ New York Red Bulls (Wed 7, 7 pm ET), vs. Houston Dynamo (Sat 10, 5 pm ET)