Sporting Kansas Metropolis climbs to No. 1 as Toronto hits all-time low


After beating the LA Galaxy, Sporting Kansas Metropolis discovered itself on prime of the Western Convention, the Supporters’ Defend standings and — most significantly — our MLS Energy Rankings. Final weekend served up a handful of shock rating strains which have brought on some shuffling of our decks.

So let’s get caught up with all of the motion and see the place your workforce sits in our Week 10 Energy Rankings.

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Earlier rating: 3

Subsequent MLS match: July 21 vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+

In Southern California in opposition to the resurgent Galaxy, SKC turned in knowledgeable show to carry on for a 2-0 win — their third straight victory, all in opposition to sides occupying playoff locations within the Western Convention. Peter Vermes has his workforce on prime of the West, the Supporters’ Defend standings, and our Energy Rankings.

Earlier rating: 1

Subsequent MLS match: July 7 vs. Houston Dynamo, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Sure, it is unfair that the Sounders dropped in our rankings regardless of equaling the MLS (post-shootout period) file of going 12 straight video games unbeaten with their 1-1 draw with Colorado, particularly contemplating they’re nonetheless the one workforce within the league and not using a loss in 2021. But they discover themselves at No. 2 by the best of margins.

Earlier rating: 2

Subsequent MLS match: July 7 at Chicago Fireplace, 8 p.m. ET

The Purple Bulls handed Orlando simply its second lack of the season by beating the Lions 2-1 at Exploria Stadium on Saturday. The one different loss for Orlando? Additionally in opposition to the Purple Bulls. Fortunately for Oscar Pareja & Co., they will not meet the Austrian energy-drink-backed aspect once more this season.

Earlier rating: 4

Subsequent MLS match: July 7 vs. Toronto FC, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN+

To select up some extent on the street in opposition to the defending MLS Cup champions, and on the day they opened a historic new stadium, ought to really feel like a win. However contemplating the Revs have been 2-0 up inside half an hour, you’ll be able to wager Bruce Enviornment can be lamenting the 2 factors his aspect left in Columbus after their 2-2 draw at Area.

Earlier rating: 7

Subsequent MLS match: July 7 vs. Minnesota United, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Colorado bounced again from a tricky loss to SKC final week by holding Seattle to a 1-1 draw at dwelling on Sunday. One level from their previous two matches is not precisely the type of a workforce within the prime 5 of our Energy Rankings, however take into account the truth that these two opponents are on the prime of the Supporters’ Defend race. Oh, and the Rapids’ schedule for the subsequent month gives loads of alternatives to pile up factors.



Main League Soccer: Michael Barrios (58′) Colorado Rapids 1-1 Seattle Sounders FC

Earlier rating: 5

Subsequent MLS match: July 7 vs. FC Dallas, 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+

There may be loads of context behind the Galaxy’s 2-0 loss to Sporting KC that softens the blow of three dropped factors at dwelling to a convention rival: Javier Hernandez was dominated out by way of damage simply earlier than kickoff, the perimeters have been scoreless till the 81st minute, and SKC obtained their second within the fifth minute of stoppage time, when the hosts have been urgent for an equalizer.

Earlier rating: 9

Subsequent MLS match: July 7 at FC Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+

The carnival ambiance on the opening of Area was extinguished within the first half-hour, when the Crew discovered themselves in a two-goal gap, however Gyasi Zardes ensured it might be a memorable inauguration for these in attendance, scoring one and forcing an own-goal as Columbus picked up a well-earned draw in opposition to Jap Convention-leading New England.

Earlier rating: 11

Subsequent MLS match: July 7 at CF Montreal, 7:30 p.m. ET; ESPN+

The Blues from the Bronx sat idle over the weekend and can resume motion on Wednesday in opposition to Montreal.

Earlier rating: 10

Subsequent MLS match: July 8 vs. Atlanta United, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+

C.J. Sapong spent 4 seasons in Philadelphia, so it in all probability stung Union followers to see him rating within the second minute to finish their eight-game unbeaten run as Nashville earned a 1-0 win that sees it transfer as much as fourth within the East.

Earlier rating: 6

Subsequent MLS match: July 8 at New York Purple Bulls, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN+

The Union’s eight-game unbeaten run got here to an finish in Nashville, as Philadelphia fell 1-0 to a purpose from former striker C.J. Sapong, no much less. A ninth straight recreation and not using a loss would have set a franchise file.



Former Philadelphia Union striker C.J. Sapong scores inside two minutes to guide Nashville SC previous his outdated aspect 1-0.

Earlier rating: 12

Subsequent MLS match: July 8 vs. Philadelphia Union, 8 p.m. ET; ESPN+

The one draw back to the Purple Bulls’ 2-1 win in Orlando: They do not face the Lions once more this season. Two of New York’s 5 wins in 2021 have come in opposition to OCSC.

Earlier rating: 11

Subsequent MLS match: July 7 at Colorado Rapids, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Minnesota’s assault regarded distinctive in opposition to the distinctive man-marking system of San Jose, but it may solely muster a 2-2 draw at dwelling in opposition to a Quakes aspect attempting to remain off the foot of the Western Convention desk. It wasn’t all unhealthy, although: United States U23 worldwide Hassani Dotson proposed to his girlfriend on the pitch. She stated sure.

Earlier rating: 17

Subsequent MLS match: July 7 at Austin FC, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN+r

Coming into Sunday’s match in opposition to Actual Salt Lake, LAFC hadn’t gained away from dwelling all season, and have been outscored 26-11 of their previous 12 video games on the street. Incomes a 1-0 win in Utah can be a weight lifted off the perennial MLS Cup contenders.

Earlier rating: 18

Subsequent MLS match: July 17 at Philadelphia Union, 7:30 p.m., ESPN+

D.C. set a membership file by scoring seven occasions of their 7-1 win over hapless Toronto. Perhaps extra remarkably, United did so with seven totally different scorers.



D.C. United demolishes Toronto FC 7-1, leaving the visiting Reds winless of their final seven MLS matches.

Earlier rating: 14

Subsequent MLS match: July 7 at Seattle Sounders, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Houston and Cincinnati traded objectives within the opening 5 minutes, after which … nicely, that was it. The 1-1 draw prolonged the Dynamo’s unbeaten run to 4 video games, however you must return to Might 22 to search out their most up-to-date win.

Earlier rating: 16

Subsequent MLS match: July 7 vs. New York Metropolis FC, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Montreal picked up its fourth win of the season in opposition to Miami on Saturday — its second in opposition to the Herons. The opposite two wins? Toronto and Chicago.

Earlier rating: 13

Subsequent MLS match: July 7 at Vancouver Whitecaps, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN+

A 1-0 defeat to LAFC is nothing to get too deflated about, however RSL have gained simply considered one of their previous eight. The excellent news for Freddy Juarez & Co.: That win got here in opposition to Vancouver, who they go to on Wednesday.

Earlier rating: 15

Subsequent MLS match: July 17 vs. FC Dallas, 10:30 p.m. ET

For the second time this season, Portland conceded 4 objectives to a membership from Texas, falling 4-1 in Austin on Thursday night time. That is not an excellent omen for the Timbers’ subsequent contest, which occurs to be in opposition to Dallas after Main League Soccer’s transient Gold Cup hiatus.

Earlier rating: 21

Subsequent MLS match: July 7 vs. LAFC, 9 p.m. ET

Third time’s a attraction: Austin picked up its first win at Q2 Stadium within the third match performed of their opulent new dwelling. And what a win it was, placing 4 previous Portland within the 4-1 victory — accounting for 40% of the membership’s objectives scored this season.



Jon Gallagher and Diego Fagundez rating Austin FC’s first objectives at Q2 Stadium.

Earlier rating: 19

Subsequent MLS match: July 7 at LA Galaxy, 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Dallas was a 94th-minute own-goal away from its third straight defeat. As a substitute, FCD emerged from Sunday’s encounter with Vancouver with a 2-2 draw, leaving them with one win of their previous eight.

Earlier rating: 22

Subsequent MLS match: July 7 vs. Actual Salt Lake, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Oh, Vancouver. If not for that stoppage-time own-goal in opposition to Dallas, the Caps may’ve gained for the primary time since Might 8. As a substitute they settled for a 2-2 draw, protecting them two factors behind Sunday’s opponents on the foot of the Western Convention desk.

Earlier rating: 25

Subsequent MLS match: July 17 at Colorado Rapids, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Jesse Fioranelli was dismissed as GM on Tuesday, and on Saturday the Quakes confirmed some character in combating again (twice) for a 2-2 attract Minnesota, choosing up some extent for simply the second time of their previous eight video games.

Earlier rating: 20

Subsequent MLS match: July 8 at Nashville SC, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Saturday’s 3-0 loss in Chicago noticed Atlanta’s scoreless streak prolong to 270 minutes. The 5 Strips can be determined for Josef Martinez‘s return from Copa America: They’ve scored simply 4 objectives within the 5 video games since he left for the South American match with Venezuela.



Ignacio Aliseda carries many of the offensive load scoring two objectives because the Fireplace go on to decisively defeat Atlanta United 3-0.

Earlier rating: 24

Subsequent MLS match: July 9 vs. Columbus Crew, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Cincinnati’s two-game profitable streak got here to an finish in Sunday’s 1-1 attract Houston, however FCC’s unbeaten streak now stands at three — conceding simply as soon as in that 270-minute span. That momentum will serve them nicely once they welcome intrastate rival Columbus to TQL Stadium on Friday.

Earlier rating:27

Subsequent MLS match: July 7 vs. Orlando Metropolis, 8 p.m. ET

Is the tide turning within the Windy Metropolis? After Saturday’s 3-0 win over Atlanta, the Fireplace have netted six occasions of their previous two video games, after being shut out in six of their earlier seven.

Earlier rating: 23

Subsequent MLS match: July 17 at New York Purple Bulls, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Montreal prolonged Miami’s dropping streak to 5 video games. Even worse, Inter have been held scoreless in 4 of these contests.

Earlier rating: 26

Subsequent MLS match: July 7 at New England Revolution, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN+

The 7-1 defeat by the hands of D.C. United needs to be all-time low for the 2017 MLS Cup champions. Toronto is useless final within the league, possessing the worst purpose differential in MLS. Chris Armas walked into a tricky scenario when he took on the job final offseason, however there was not more likely to be another end result than dropping his job after the Reds’ newest embarrassment.



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