The first week of July was the first week of the MLS schedule being seriously impacted by Gold Cup absences. Combined with a theme of defensive gaffs, those missing names changes some things in the Power Rankings.
1. Sporting Kansas City (no change)
Sporting sat this week out ahead of a trip to Vancouver next weekend.
2. Seattle Sounders (+1)
All hail Tyrone Mears. After 88 minutes of drab soccer, the Sounders full-back found himself in the right place at the right time. Without Clint Dempsey...