- With MLS at the midway point, we pick an MVP for each of the 22 clubs. Some picks are significantly easier than others.
Major League Soccer’s unbalanced schedule and oddly timed All-Star break can make it tough to determine when, exactly, the middle of the season actually is. Week 17 should, in theory, be it, given that the regular season is 34 games. But as we sit here today, several teams have played fewer than 17 games. Some have played more.
Even with that disparity, though, it seems like as good a time as any to use this week’s Power Rankings as a time to reflect on the season so far for each of the league’s 22 teams. With so little movement in the rankings (especially at the top), we’re eschewing the normal procedure and naming a midseason MVP for each team. For some squads, that’s harder to determine than others.