There's no change at the top, but the 2016 MLS Cup finalists are making moves after impressive wins. One New York team is moving up, while the other drops after Week 8 of the 2017 Major League Soccer season.
1. FC Dallas (no change)
FC Dallas holds on to the top spot thanks to a 1-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Saturday. SKC's suffocating defense provided a significant challenge, but Dallas' own (perhaps underrated) defensive prowess helped it grab a one-goal victory.
With another round of Major League Soccer in the books, here's who fired and who failed this weekend:
The frustration with Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe that is so routinely expressed by Portland fans and Nagbe admirers alike is about one thing: His maddening unwillingness to use his ample gifts to take over games. Sure, the Timbers have Diego Valeri to do the bulk of the creative work, but Nagbe's combination of speed and technique screams for him to shine more in the final...
Cyle Larin scored twice to help Orlando City coach Jason Kreis notch a win against his former team, beating New York City 2-1 on Sunday to move atop the Eastern Conference standings.
Orlando City has won three straight and has a two-point lead over Columbus and the New York Red Bulls in the conference. The loss for NYCFC ended its 11-game unbeaten streak at home.
Larin scored from Scott Sutter's cross in the 31st minute and extended the lead to 2-0 with a headed goal 20 minutes later.