FC Dallas, Colorado Rapids hold their positions atop the Power Rankings
It's as-you-were for the three spots in the rankings, but a couple of teams did make significant moves in Week 17.
1. FC Dallas (no change)
Maxi Urruti's stunner was everything FC Dallas' deserved, and more than enough to keep the club atop the power rankings for a second week -- and it feels like it could be a long stay at the top.
2. Colorado Rapids (no change)
If there were any reasons to think that Tim Howard wasn't still good enough to make a difference for the Rapids, he put them to rest in Vancouver with a remarkable, point-saving stop.
3. Montreal Impact (no change)
The Impact will hope Harry Shipp's goal on Saturday was just the first of many, but especially now that he has had time to settle in after the shocking offseason trade from Chicago.
4. LA Galaxy (+3)
Gyasi Zardes is starting to round into the Galaxy's most consistent chance creator. His cross to Robbie Keane for the lone goal against Seattle showed off his rapidly improving vision.
5. Portland Timbers (no change)
The Timbers have failed to score in their last two matches. On the plus side, they've gotten clean sheets in both, holding the Rapids and Red Bulls goalless.
6. New York Red Bulls (no change)
The silver lining for the Red Bulls in their goalless draw with Portland was the return of Damien Perrinelle. Unfortunately Perrinelle was forced on when Gideon Baah went off injured.
7. Sporting Kansas City (+1)
Matt Besler's benching is a big story, but Sporting fans will be more focused on the encouraging, 2015 MVP finalist-level performance from Benny Feilhaber.
8. New York City FC (-4)
NYCFC's win streak came to an end in Kansas City, but Frank Lampard scored his fourth goal in five games, reminding everyone that his knack for finding the net is one of the reasons the club signed him in the first place.
9. Toronto FC (+1)
Sebastian Giovinco looks like he understands that TFC's season is going to hinge on what he can do for the Reds in the attack. With so many crucial pieces out, the margins are small in Ontario.
10. Philadelphia Union (+2)
Injuries and the loss of Vincent Nogueira will put extra pressure on the experience crop of midfielders the Union still have under contract. Ilsinho's strong shift against United show those losses don't mean Philly is destined to crash.
11. Real Salt Lake (-1)
On the good side of things, RSL fought back to equalizer after falling behind at home against Montreal. On the bad side, RSL drew at home in a game that felt important after a bad run a week ago.
12. San Jose Earthquakes (-1)
After starting strong and ranking among the league-leaders in goals, Chris Wondolowski has gone without scoring since late April. Some of that is down to his Copa America duty, but the Quakes need Wondo back on the scoresheet.
13. Vancouver Whitecaps (+1)
The 'Caps dive right back into the fray on Wednesday against Real Salt Lake in yet another big match out west. Vancouver hasn't beaten a Western Conference opponent since May 7.
14. New England Revolution (+4)
Kei Kamara's contributions are more than the goals he scores, which is why New England made the trade to get him. Against Columbus Kamara did everything asked of a center forward.
15. Orlando City SC (-2)
A feckless performance against Houston on Friday night doesn't bode well for the post-Adrian Heath era in Orlando, though it will be a couple of games before it will be fair to judge the move.
16. D.C. United (-1)
United got taken apart in Philadelphia in part thanks to conceding two first half penalties. Ben Olsen has to figure out his best lineup, especially now with Lloyd Sam in the mix.
17. Houston Dynamo (-1)
The plan on the road in Orlando for Wade Barrett's team appeared to be to simply made it hard for the Lions. They accomplished that job, but with a chance at the playoffs slipping away, they'll need to be more proactive.
18. Chicago Fire (-1)
The Fire took a step forward last week with a home win over San Jose, but was back on the losing side again this week. With the loss in Toronto, Chicago has gone two calendar years without a road win.
19. Seattle Sounders (no change)
The answers in Seattle aren't apparent, and might not be found in the team as currently constructed. The pall over the team is palpable and Sigi Schmid is fending off questions about whether he should stay on.
20. Columbus Crew SC (-3)
When Columbus traded away Kei Kamara, the thought was they'd miss his goals. It turns out Ola Kamara is more than prolific enough, it's just that Crew SC don't win when he scores.
Jason Davis covers Major League Soccer and the United States national team for ESPN FC. Twitter: @davisjsn.