The two top teams played to a 1-1 draw amid swirling rumors about FC Dallas forward Fabian Castillo's imminent departure, so the real movement in this week's MLS Power Rankings comes further down the ladder thanks to a couple of statement wins.
1. Colorado Rapids (no change)
Marlon Hairston's emergence in Colorado is good news for a team that probably won't make many additions in the transfer market after spending big on several designated players.
2. FC Dallas (no change)
It took an 82nd-minute
Robbie Keane and Gyasi Zardes scored in the opening 11 minutes as the LA Galaxy beat Portland 2-1 on Saturday to snap the Timbers' nine-game undefeated streak.
Zarek Valentin scored for the Timbers, who were stung when they lost veteran defender Nat Borchers to what appeared to be a left ankle injury late in the first half. Borchers was a key piece to the Timbers' team that won the MLS Cup last season.
It was the Galaxy's fourth straight victory in Major League Soccer play, and fifth overall. Los...