Toronto, Seattle, Atlanta climb; Dallas remains No. 1 in MLS Power Rankings
The top two stay the same in our MLS Power Rankings but look out for Atlanta United, who added another impressive road win this weekend and are reaping the rewards with a two-point jump.
2. Portland Timbers (no change)
Call the Timbers road warriors. After going winless away from home last year, Portland already has two road wins in 2017, including a 3-1 result against the Philadelphia Union.
5. Atlanta United (+2)
The new boys can play -- and not just at home. Another road point in a tough Toronto environment is very impressive.
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10. New York Red Bulls (-2)
The Red Bulls have gone cold in front of goal, most recently against Orlando, and it's going to take more than Bradley Wright-Phillips to fix it.
12. San Jose Earthquakes (no change)
Chris Wondolowski is the silent assassin, so quiet that he can pop up in the box unmarked mere yards from goal, which is precisely what he did to level in the 90th minute vs. Seattle.
13. Chicago Fire (+2)
The post-Bastian Schweinsteiger glow goes on in Chicago, but it was Dax McCarty who stood out most in a big win over Columbus.
15. D.C. United (+2)
As Luciano Acosta goes, so go D.C. United. The Argentine playmaker is proving the difference on the attacking end.
17. Colorado Rapids (-4)
The Rapids' defense has started to show cracks after letting three slip by against Sporting KC, a major problem given Colorado's lack of scoring prowess.
18. Montreal Impact (-4)
Marco Donadel's red card did in the Impact on their cross-country trip to L.A., leaving the club near the bottom of the East.
20. Minnesota United (-1)
Minnesota United's defense got a boost with Marc Burch and Sam Cronin in the lineup, but winning away in Frisco was too big a task as the expansion side fell 2-0.
21. Vancouver Whitecaps (-1)
The snow complicated proceedings in Utah, but that was a particularly disappointing performance against RSL.
22. Philadelphia Union (-1)
The Union are winless in 13 games going back to 2016 and are facing the wrath of some pretty upset fans in Chester, Pennsylvania.
Jason Davis covers Major League Soccer and the United States national team for ESPN FC. Twitter: @davisjsn.