A regular to to the top of the MLS Power Rankings, the Seattle Sounders are at the top of this week’s edition after another strong performance over the past week’s action. Meanwhile, Portland and Vancouver are also making an assault towards the top in a big week for Cascadia’s teams. Let’s take a look at this week’s MLS Power Rankings on The View From Avalon, part of the FanSided Network.
1. Seattle Sounders
On Wednesday at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., a 15th minute goal from Marco Pappa gave Sigi Schmid’s Seattle Sounders a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids. On Sunday at home, goals from Pappa (69′) and Chad Barrett (90′ + 1′) gave the Sounders a 2-1 come-from-behind win over the New York Red Bulls. Seattle hit the road on Jun. 6 to face Sporting Kansas City from Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. ET and will be televised by MLS LIVE.
2. Portland Timbers
Caleb Porter’s Portland Timbers started the week with a 1-0 victory over D.C. United on Wednesday at Providence Park in Portland, Ore. Maximilliano Urruti scored for the Timbers, who then followed that up with a 2-1 victory at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday. Gaston Fernandez (38′) and Jack Jewsbury (90′ + 3′) scored for Portland. The Timbers return to action with a Jun. 6 contest against the New England Revolution at home. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET and will be televised by MLS LIVE.
3. Sporting Kansas City
Peter Vermes’s Sporting Kansas City smashed FC Dallas 4-0 at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. Krisztian Nemeth (19′), Benny Feilhaber (51′), Kevin Ellis (57′) and Graham Zusi (64′) scored for Sporting, who are back in action on Jun. 6 against the Seattle Sounders at home. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CT/8:30 p.m. ET and will be televised by MLS LIVE.
4. Vancouver Whitecaps
Goals from Gershon Koffie (36′) and Cristian Techera (79′) powered Carl Robinson’s Vancouver Whitecaps to a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, B.C. Two games are on tap for the Whitecaps this week.
On Jun. 3, Vancouver travel to Stade Saputo in Montreal, Que. to take on the Montreal Impact. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET and will be televised by TSN1 and TSN5 The Caps will then look to keep their winstreak over the Los Angeles Galaxy alive at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. on Jun. 6. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET and will be televised by TSN2.
5. Toronto FC
Justin Morrow (22′), Warren Creavalle (33′) and Luke Moore (71′) powered Greg Vanney’s Toronto FC to a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes at BMO Field in Toronto, Ont. A long road trip awaits the Reds, who face D.C. United at RFK Stadium on Jun. 6. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET and will be televised by MLS LIVE.