Another week of Major League Soccer action is behind us and so it’s time to look at the latest MLSGB Power Rankings.
July was always going to be a tough month for almost every club as international call-ups have left several teams decimated, but no one told Sporting Kansas City about the potential struggles.
The 2013 MLS Cup winners have climbed to the top of our Power Rankings after 19 weeks, despite still being just sixth in the Western Conference.
The reason behind their rise is that they have the best points-per-game ratio in MLS and Sunday night’s 1-0 win over Vancouver saw them move to within just five points of Supporters’ Shield leaders DC United, with four games in hand.
SKC are closely followed by DC in the latest rankings, though the Eastern Conference leaders didn’t play this weekend.
Vancouver Whitecaps still sit third as Seattle’s 1-0 loss to Chicago Fire leaves them down in fifth place for now.
At the other end, New England Revolution continued to fall as they lost their fifth-straight MLS game to the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night in a 4-1 defeat.
Things aren’t looking good for last year’s runners-up and they’ll be bottom of the rankings before too long if they don’t improve quickly.
Chicago may have beaten Seattle on Saturday, but none of the four teams ahead of them in the Power Rankings lost either, so the Fire still sit in last place for now.
Here’s how the MLSGB Power Rankings look after Week 19’s action:
What do you make of the latest Power Rankings? Should Sporting KC be at the top?