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MLS Power Rankings: LAFC top, Union close behind at Gold Cup break

After a handful of games from Wednesday to Saturday, MLS is now officially on its Gold Cup break -- a break that lasts just long enough for teams to get a breather and regroup, but not long enough that most teams will have their contingent of internationals back, CONCACAF-affiliated or otherwise.

It's all very MLS. There's no denying that some teams need the break a lot more than others.

The paucity of games means that the rankings aren't dramatically different from last week, when we did a reset of things just ahead of the midseason pause, but we are rewarding a few teams who started the season poorly for a run of good form.

We're not heartless, after all. We know just how important these rankings are.

Previous rankings: Week 14 | Week 13Week 12Week 11 | Week 10Week 9Week 8Week 7 | Week 6Week 5 | Week 4 | Week 3 | Week 2 | Week 1

1. LAFC (11 wins, 4 draws, 1 loss)

Previous ranking: 1

Next MLS match: June 28 at Colorado, 10 p.m. ET, live on ESPN+

With their Gold Cup hiatus underway, LAFC are reportedly on the verge of completing a bit of business by selling Andre Horta back to SC Braga of Portugal. Horta never clicked in LA and the club is taking a bath on the deal, but how many clubs could whiff that hard, admit failure, and not really have a problem?

2. Philadelphia Union (8-4-4)

Previous ranking: 2   

Next MLS match: June 26 v. New England, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN+

The Union handled a weakened Red Bulls team Saturday, opening up a four-point gap in the Eastern Conference. Ilsinho doesn't always do magic, but he seems to pull out the tricks when Philadelphia needs him most. Saturday's assist and goal coming off the bench made the difference.

3. Houston Dynamo (7-3-3)

Previous ranking: 3

Next MLS match: June 22 at Portland, 11 p.m. ET, ESPN+

While crossing their fingers that a trio of Hondurans and a smattering of other players don't get hurt on international duty, the Dynamo prepare for a trip to Portland that will happen before the Gold Cup contingent returns.

4. New York City FC (5-8-1)

Previous ranking: 4 

Next MLS match: June 29 v. Philadelphia, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN+

City scored seven goals (five for themselves, two for FC Cincinnati) in a win on Wednesday night that extended the unbeaten run to 10 games. Even with the run, NYCFC was suffering from a decided lack of wins -- getting three points against the league's worst team was a must.

5. LA Galaxy (9-1-6)

Previous ranking: 4 

Next MLS match: June 22 at FC Cincinnati, 7.30 p.m. ET

The Galaxy labored their way to a 2-1 defeat at home against New England on Sunday night. It's the kind of result that looks bad on paper and worse in reality. LA now hits a brief pause ahead of the Gold Cup, a well-timed chance to recharge the batteries and work out some of the defensive kinks in evidence against the Revs.

6. D.C. United (7-6-4)

Previous ranking: 6

Next MLS match: June 26 vs. Orlando, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN+

United are 0-4-1 in their past five matches, seem prone to silly mistakes, aren't getting great production from their stars, and are still just four points back of first place in the Eastern Conference. Things could be worse at Gold Cup time.

7. Atlanta United (8-2-5)

Previous ranking: 15

Next MLS match: June 26 at Toronto, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN+

You can't really have a "vintage" performance when you're only in your third season as a club, but we're going to say it anyway: The vintage version of Atlanta United showed up on Saturday against Chicago. The Five Stripes are now in third and charging up the table -- do we even need to say "watch out" to the rest of the East?

8. New York Red Bulls (7-3-6)

Previous ranking: 8

Next MLS match: June 28 v. Chicago

The Red Bulls got Ilsinho'd. Sometimes it happens. Whatcha gonna do?

9. Montreal Impact (8-3-7)

Previous ranking: 11

Next MLS match: June 26 v. Portland, 8 p.m. ET

Considering how much time Ignacio Piatti has missed in 2019, and the up-and-down nature of the Impact's form, the fact that Remi Garde has Montreal in second place in the East (tied with DC United) is pretty remarkable.

10. FC Dallas (6-4-6)

Previous ranking: 10

Next MLS match: June 22 v. Toronto FC, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN+

FC Dallas enters the Gold Cup break in fifth place, fresh off a weird draw against San Jose playing with a makeshift group. The bright spot was the goal from debutant Francis Atuahene, a player the club needs because of the thin roster entering the summer.

11. Seattle Sounders (7-5-4)

Previous ranking: 9

Next MLS match: June 29 v. Vancouver, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Missing something like half their team, the Sounders dropped a result in Montreal in midweek. No reason to panic, maybe, but that makes it a three-game losing streak for Brian Schmetzer's club.

12. Minnesota United (6-3-7)

Previous ranking: 12

Next MLS match: June 29 v. FC Cincinnati, 4 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPNdeportes

Every glimmer of hope in Minnesota is quickly followed by a painful setback. Three losses in a row has the dark clouds descending on the Loons and it will be a major test of Adrian Heath. Counting on a weak group of clubs to salvage the playoffs in the West is not a winning formula.

13. Orlando City (5-3-7)

Previous ranking: 13 

Next MLS match: June 26 at DC United, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN+

The Lions are the current titleholder of the ESPN MLS Power Rankings "Dead Average" award. Good enough to represent a threat, bad enough that a multiple-goal loss to a bottom feeder is never a surprise.

14. Toronto FC (5-4-6)

Previous ranking: 14 

Next MLS match: June 22 at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Toronto FC got VAR'd hard at home against Sporting, playing without Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore. But the Reds fought back from VAR-assisted deficits twice to secure a point, which is some comfort. 

15. San Jose Earthquakes (5-4-6)

Previous ranking: 20 

Next MLS match: June 26 v. Houston Dynamo, 10.30 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Chris Wondolowski scored again and the Quakes earned a point on the road in Frisco despite the howler of the year from Daniel Vega. The Quakes deserve more credit than they got here -- taking eight points from a possible 12 in their past four matches has pulled them into playoff contention.

16. Real Salt Lake (6-1-8)

Previous ranking: 15

Next MLS match: June 22 at Chicago, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN+

The Gold Cup break brings intrigue to Utah, where the rumour is that Joao Plata is headed for Mexico. The Ecuadorian has done some good work in the shadow of the Wasatch, but he's not a first-choice player for Mike Petke at this point. Can RSL snag a more productive player when the transfer window opens in July?

17. Columbus Crew (5-2-9)

Previous ranking: 16

Next MLS match: June 23 vs. Sporting Kansas City, 5.30 p.m. ET, ESPN+

The Crew are off until June 23 for the Gold Cup, so let's instead consider the news this week that the club's new downtown stadium is tentatively scheduled to open during the 2021 season. With all that the Crew fans have been through, the idea of their club getting a second soccer-specific venue must seem like an unbelievable dream.

18. Colorado Rapids (4-3-9)

Previous ranking: 24

Next MLS match: June 22 at Vancouver, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN+

THE RAPIDS AREN'T IN LAST PLACE ANYMORE! Sure, Portland has played three fewer games and Colorado still has a worse goal differential, but positives are positives. Credit where it's due -- Conor Casey's side has a five-game unbeaten run going and more points in their past five than everyone but LAFC.

19. Portland Timbers (4-2-7)

Previous ranking: 17

Next MLS match: June 22 vs. Houston, 11 p.m. ET, ESPN+

The Timbers' disastrous start to the season didn't end their chances at the playoffs and neither did the loss to LAFC in the first home game of the year. They lost that game, but the fight (both figurative and literal) they showed should be a platform for the rest of the season.

20. New England Revolution (4-4-8)

Previous ranking: 22

Next MLS match: June 26 vs. Philadelphia, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Revs fans got to see Bruce Arena get a win in his first game in charge of the club last week against LA, but they'll have to wait until another few weeks to see the new head coach stalk the sidelines at home. In the meantime, there's an Open Cup match in Jersey that Arena probably won't take very seriously.

21. Sporting Kansas City (3-7-5)

Previous ranking: 19

Next MLS match: Friday at Toronto, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Two soft penalties helped SKC get a point in the Great White North, a fine result on paper. The problem is that Sporting had three (much-needed) points in their grasp and broke down defensively in the final minutes of the game. 2019, even with injuries considered, is not feeling very Vermesian.

22. Vancouver Whitecaps (4-6-6)

Previous ranking: 19 

Next MLS match: June 22 vs. Colorado, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Yordy Reyna is quite often the difference between Vancouver showing any teeth on the attacking end and lacking any menace at all. Friday's result was a perfect example, with the Peruvian changing the complexion of the game for the Whitecaps when he came on as a substitute with about a half-hour to go.

23. Chicago Fire (4-6-6)

Previous ranking: 22

Next MLS match:  June 22 vs. Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN+

We'll leave this one to Dax McCarty. "It's not been good enough," he said after the 2-0 loss in Atlanta. "The entire season's not been good enough. So if guys can't figure what they want and if they don't want to be here then maybe we need to have honest conversations with ourselves because it's not good enough from the team."

24. FC Cincinnati (3-2-11)

Previous ranking: 24

Next MLS match: June 22 v. LA Galaxy, 7.30 p.m.

FCC got housed at The House That Ruth Built (2.0) by NYCFC on Thursday and didn't even get to score their own consolation goals. Generally speaking, it's a very bad sign when Own Goal is tied for the team lead in goals scored.

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