FC Dallas soar to top of MLS Power Rankings, New York Red Bulls No. 2
Colorado's long unbeaten streak ended with a bang in the Bronx, so the Power Rankings have a new No. 1 ... the same as the old No. 1.
6. New York City FC (+5)
Frank Lampard seemed like an unlikely candidate to tally NYCFC's first-ever hat trick when the season began, but there he was, scoring three times in a big win over Colorado.
8. Toronto FC (-1)
Jozy Altidore scored his first goal since October 2015, but more importantly, he connected well with Sebastian Giovinco and provided good holdup play in Toronto's 3-0 win vs. Columbus.
11. Portland Timbers (-3)
The Timbers lost in Kansas City, but goalkeeper Jake Gleeson continues to validate the decision to sell Adam Kwarasey. A New Zealander, Gleeson made several big saves, giving his team a chance at points on the road.
13. Philadelphia Union (-1)
The Union have been a sieve since losing Vincent Nogueira, putting all the more pressure on Maurice Edu to get back from his long-term injury layoff.
14. New England Revolution (-1)
Charlie Davies' return from a battle with cancer should be a boost for the Revs. But they'll need to do better defensively to make the playoffs.
15. Vancouver Whitecaps (-1)
The Caps added Giles Barnes from the Dynamo in a desperate bid for scoring punch after a move for Fabian Espindola ended badly for everyone. Barnes should help.
16. D.C. United (no change)
Coach Ben Olsen's frustration was palpable after United managed to dominate Montreal and then drop two points by conceding a late goal, but there are good signs for D.C. moving forward.
17. Houston Dynamo (no change)
Goals are at a premium in Houston, and it's hard to imagine things getting better now that Barnes has been shipped to Vancouver. Is interim head coach Wade Barrett being set up to fail?
18. Seattle Sounders (+1)
The Sounders probably should have beaten L.A., but it was tough for the club to just get through the first game without Sigi Schmid on the sideline.
19. Chicago Fire (+1)
Even when the Fire play well, they can't put away enough chances or tighten the screws defensively for a win. A missed chance to move out of last place will no doubt annoy coach Veljko Paunovic.
20. Columbus Crew SC (-2)
Crew SC falls back to the bottom after a poor showing in Toronto; what was nearly the Crew's first-choice team got dominated by TFC's reserves.
Jason Davis covers Major League Soccer and the United States national team for ESPN FC. Twitter: @davisjsn.