- How did international duty, injuries and long road trips impact our MLS Power Rankings after Week 14?
There are a lot of excuses for awful performances in MLS. Players might be injured, or away on international duty, leaving already-slim rosters stretched even thinner. There are teams that may have a several-thousand mile road trip to combat. How teams react to these difficulties can often determine the course of their season, and we saw in Week 14 that some teams are handling bumps in the road slightly better than others.
Let’s see how those challenges affected this week's Power Rankings: