Quakes are big movers in MLS Power Rankings, while N.E. Revolution fall
San Jose jumped several spots, while it was a rough week for New England as the MLS Power Rankings return for Week 28.
1. Toronto FC (no change): No Sebastian Giovinco and no Jozy Altidore? No problem. One week after pasting San Jose 4-0 in Toronto, TFC hammered the Galaxy by the same score line in Carson. Unstoppable.
2. New York City FC (no change): This had to be frustrating for NYCFC. Largely in control at Colorado, they were felled by a late surge from the Rapids in a 1-1 draw.
3. Seattle Sounders (no change): While the Sounders' 13-match unbeaten streak is admirable, way too many points are being left on the table after a fourth straight draw, this time 0-0 at FC Dallas.
4. Atlanta United (no change): Atlanta is moving ever closer to breaking into our top three after crushing New England 7-0 before coming back down to earth in a 3-3 draw vs. Orlando in front of 70,000-plus fans.
5. Sporting Kansas City (+1): Sporting KC were more than happy to make good use of an early New England red card to roll to a 3-1 win.
6. Vancouver Whitecaps (+1): The Caps edge up one slot after a solid 3-0 midweek win over Minnesota before Saturday's last-gasp 2-2 home draw vs. Columbus. Yordy Reyna continues to dazzle.
7. New York Red Bulls (-1): Similar to Seattle, the Red Bulls are suffering from draw-itis. Being held 0-0 at home against Philadelphia, even with a rotated squad, is not a great sign.
8. Chicago Fire (+1): 3-0 home winners vs. DC United. It's no surprise Chicago's righting of the ship has coincided with the return of fullbacks Matt Polster and Brandon Vincent.
9. Portland Timbers (-1): Diego Valeri continues to amaze, scoring in an MLS-record eighth straight match, but this was an opportunity lost for the Timbers to regain first place in the West.
10. Columbus Crew SC (+1): An impressive away performance in a 2-2 draw at Vancouver offers hope for what Columbus could accomplish in the postseason.
11. Real Salt Lake (+2): There is still room on the RSL bandwagon if you'd like to hop on. The class that Albert Rusnak and Jefferson Savarino displayed for their goals reflects the talent coach Mike Petke has at his disposal.
12. San Jose Earthquakes (+3): It wasn't pretty, but the 1-0 win over the Dynamo pushes the Quakes back into a playoff spot ... for now.
13. Houston Dynamo (-3): Houston's ill-timed drop in form continues with a poor 1-0 loss in San Jose. Things won't be easier next week at NYCFC.
14. Philadelphia Union (+2): Yes, they were playing against a rotated Red Bulls squad, but a top performance from goalkeeper Andre Blake earned the Union a good point on the road.
15. Montreal Impact (-1): That's four losses in a row for Montreal after dropping a 3-2 result at home to Minnesota. Playoffs are unlikely. Let's all enjoy Ignacio Piatti while we can.
16. New England Revolution (-4): From back-to-back home wins to back-to-back road losses. They were humiliated in Atlanta 7-0 in midweek and then foolishly gifted Sporting KC a 3-1 win on Saturday thanks in large part to Krisztian Nemeth's 11th-minute red card.
17. FC Dallas (no change): FC Dallas are eighth in the Western Conference after Saturday's 0-0 draw vs. Seattle. Eighth. They were in first place in July. There are simply no answers for what's going on in Big D.
18. Orlando City SC (no change): Credit to Orlando for being the first club to get a point in Atlanta's new stadium, drawing 3-3. Dom Dwyer broke his slump with a brace, but it's too little too late for Orlando.
19. Minnesota United (+1): The 3-0 midweek loss in Vancouver was bad, but the Loons rebounded nicely on Saturday, winning 3-2 in Montreal.
20. D.C. United (-1): Not a lot of hope in the nation's capital after another dismal defeat, this time 3-0 to Chicago.
21. Colorado Rapids (+1): Well, lookie there -- the Rapids are showing some pluck, grabbing a late 1-1 draw against NYCFC.
22. LA Galaxy (-1): Saturday's 4-0 home loss to TFC was rock-bottom. No other way to say it. The Galaxy were awful.
Arch Bell is based in Austin, Texas and covers CONCACAF for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @ArchBell .