- A couple bad losses have FC Dallas falling fast in the MLS Power Rankings, while NYCFC makes yet another push for top spot.
The introduction of video review was MLS’s big story this week, but for all the supposedly big changes that was supposed to make the league went on more or less as it usually does: With no predictability whatsoever. This week saw the league’s best team struggle to earn a draw against the league’s worst, a team coming off a 4–0 win get that same result reversed back on them, and David Villa’s first MLS hat trick.
The Power Rankings reflect this unpredictability. A couple weeks of bad form have FC Dallas tumbling down the rankings after being at the top or close to it for most of the last two seasons, while Real Salt Lake continues its push upward after yet another positive result.
Here's how MLS is looking after 22 weeks and with the league's summer transfer window shutting amid a flurry of action: