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 By Arch Bell

Portland Timbers make leap, top four remain same in Power Rankings

From NYCFC's rout of RSL to Darwin Quintero's debut goal, check out all the goals from the seventh round of MLS action.

The Portland Timbers were the big movers this week, while the top four stay unchanged.

1. New York City FC (no change)
NYCFC impressively had Atlanta pinned back at certain stages of Sunday's 2-2 draw. Patrick Vieira keeps showing his coaching chops each week.

2. Atlanta United (no change)
Ezequiel Barco finally made his MLS debut in the 2-2 draw with NYCFC, albeit for just 20 minutes. Buckle up for the Barco-Miguel Almiron-Josef Martinez trio.

3. New York Red Bulls (no change)
After Saturday's 3-1 win over Montreal, coach Jesse Marsch said it's time to unleash Kaku. Too bad he couldn't have realized that three days prior.

Seattle picked up their first point of 2018, but were denied a win at Western Conference leaders Sporting KC by a Graham Zusi equalizer.

4. Sporting Kansas City (no change)
With Seattle desperately seeking its first point, Sporting KC rallied nicely in the second half to salvage a 2-2 home draw against the Sounders on Sunday.

5. LAFC (+4)
After the nightmare of the previous 120 minutes (outscored 9-0), LAFC responded big-time with a 2-0 win in Vancouver thanks to their big stars: Carlos Vela and Diego Rossi.

6. Columbus Crew SC (-1)
There was simply no way past former Crew GK Steve Clark in Saturday's 1-0 loss to D.C. United. Columbus didn't help themselves, either, by conceding inside the first minute.

7. Toronto FC (no change)
Yes, they lost 2-0 to Colorado, but it was a reserve-heavy side with the CONCACAF Champions League final in mind. TFC has bigger fish to fry right now.

Colorado Rapids took advantage of Toronto FC's lineup rotation ahead of the CONCACAF Champions League final in a win over the reigning MLS winners.

8. Vancouver Whitecaps (-2)
A bad display from the 'Caps in Friday's 2-0 loss to LAFC. Not enough touches for Alphonso Davies and poor defending on the Diego Rossi goal.

9. LA Galaxy (+2)
Must-Swede TV ended with Zlatan's team winning 1-0 in Chicago on Saturday thanks to Zlatan's goal. Zlatan's teammate Jonathan dos Santos was the unsung hero in midfield.

Major League Soccer: Dom Dwyer (39') Philadelphia Union 0-1 Orlando City

10. Orlando City (+2)
Dom Dwyer is en fuego with four goals in three games after Friday's 2-0 win in Philly, and it's no coincidence that Orlando has now won three straight.

11. New England Revolution (-3)
New coach Brad Friedel has the Revs playing better this season, but a late defensive lapse proved costly in Saturday's 1-0 loss to FC Dallas.

12. Houston Dynamo (-2)
Wilmer Cabrera's side just can't seem to shake the road woes. For the second straight road game, the Dynamo conceded an equalizer in the final 10 minutes in their 2-2 draw in San Jose.

13. FC Dallas (+2)
In very quiet fashion FC Dallas are unbeaten through their first five after Saturday's 1-0 victory in New England. The fewest goals conceded thus far? Believe it.

14. Real Salt Lake (-1)
Mike Petke's bunch spent the weekend licking their wounds following last Tuesday's 4-0 thumping in Gotham against NYCFC.

15. Portland Timbers (+6)
The big mover of the week after notching their first win of the season, 3-2, against Minnesota. The Portland attack we all know was back -- Fanendo Adi's first goal of the season was excellent.

16. Philadelphia Union (-2)
Pretty flat performance from the Union in a 2-0 loss to Orlando in front of the home fans. Where was the urgency?

San Jose's Jahmir Hyka made his first appearance of the season count, scoring late in the second half to secure a 2-2 draw for San Jose over Houston.

17. San Jose Earthquakes (no change)
Showed some character in coming back to get a 2-2 draw versus Houston, although the Chris Wondolowski benching could prove a distraction in the Bay Area.

18. Colorado Rapids (+1)
After a disastrous 2017, the Rapids will take it any time Lady Luck wants to smile on them. With some better finishing it could have been more than 2-0 against Toronto FC's B-team.

19. Seattle Sounders (+1)
Some bad defending on set pieces cost them their first victory of the season in the 2-2 draw at Sporting KC, but getting rid of the goose egg in the standings is a positive.

20. Montreal Impact (-4)
That Montreal defense ... yikes. They were awful in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Red Bulls. Jeisson Vargas looks like the real deal, though.

21. Minnesota United (-3)
Good news: Darwin Quintero is going to help Minnesota win. Bad news: Too many defensive breakdowns in the 3-2 loss in Portland.

22. D.C. United (+1)
Playing on the home field of the United States Naval Academy must have inspired D.C. United to torpedo Columbus, 1-0, for their first win of the season.

23. Chicago Fire (-1)
Rumors abound that Fernando Torres could be headed to Chicago, but for now the Fire continue to struggle after getting Zlataned by the Galaxy, 1-0.

Arch Bell is based in Austin, Texas and covers CONCACAF for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @ArchBell .

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