The Chicago Fire continue their climb up Jason Davis's MLS Power Rankings. Who else were big movers after the weekend's action?
1. Toronto FC (no change)
TFC's 2-0 win over D.C. United wasn't much of a surprise considering recent form, but getting all three DPs back on the field together was good.
2. Chicago Fire (+2)
A 2-1 win in New England extended the Fire's unbeaten run to eight and further established their credentials as a contender in the East.
3. Sporting Kansas City (no change)
After the international break, MLS returned with a full docket of action. Here's who stood out for the right and wrong reasons.
Chicago Fire fans have every reason to be excited, because what is happening in the Windy City looks special. On Saturday, the Fire walked out of Gillette Stadium with a 2-1 win over New England. There were several elements to the win.
First, it was a gritty performance from Veljko Paunovic's team. The Fire threw bodies in front of every Revs' shot in the final...
David Villa scored his 50th and 51st career MLS goals to help New York City FC rally to beat the Seattle Sounders 2-1 at a rain-soaked Yankee Stadium on Saturday.
Christian Roldan gave the Sounders the lead with a fine finish in the 40th minute, just as the rainfall began to make play difficult.
Passes along the ground soon became impossible as the ball stopped in puddles, but Villa still managed to take control and hit the crossbar in first-half stoppage time.
The former Spain striker then equalized...