2016 MLS Power Rankings: Week 14

CARSON, CA - JUNE 2: Giovani dos Santos #10 of Los Angeles Galaxy shoots on goal during Los Angeles Galaxy's MLS match against Sporting KC at the StubHub Center on June 2, 2016 in Carson, California. The match ended 0-0 (Photo by Shaun Clark/Getty Images)
2016 MLS Power Rankings: Week 14

As the Copa America Centenario hits into full swing, MLS had some action take place, with Real Salt Lake and the Philadelphia Union among the big winners. Let’s take a look at this week’s Power Rankings on the Stoppage Time. Our next MLS Power Rankings is scheduled for the week of the 19th of June, 2016.

1. New York Red Bulls

Jesse Marsch’s New York Red Bulls are off this week and are back in action on June 19 against the Seattle Sounders at home.

2. Philadelphia Union

Chris Pontius (21′), Vincent Nogueira (57′) and Fabian Herbers (84′) drove Jim Curtin’s Philadelphia Union to a 3-2 win over the Columbus Crew at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa. They are away to New York City FC on June 18.

3. Real Salt Lake

Jeff Cassar’s Real Salt Lake jump high in our rankings to the No. 3 sport after outlasting New York City FC 3-2 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, N.Y. Yura Movsisyan (59′), Juan Manuel Martinez (67′) and Frederic Brillant on a 74th minute own goal powered RSL, who host the Portland Timbers 3-2 at Providence Park in Portland, Ore.

4. Colorado Rapids

Pablo Mastroeni’s Colorado Rapids are off this week and will return to action on June 18 at home to the Chicago Fire.

5. Seattle Sounders

A Jordan Morris brace in the 79th and 83rd minutes powered Sigi Schmid’s Seattle Sounders to a 2-0 shutout win over D.C. United at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. They are away to the New York Red Bulls on June 19.

6. Montreal Impact

Mauro Biello’s Montreal Impact are off this week but did take part in Canadian Championship action. The Impact return to league action on June 18 away to the Columbus Crew at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

7. New England Revolution

Jay Heaps’ New England Revolution are off this week and will be back in action on June 18 on the road against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

8. FC Dallas

Ryan Hollingshead scored in the 23rd minute but Oscar Pareja’s FC Dallas were held to a 1-1 draw by the Houston Dynamo at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Tex. Dallas are away to Sporting Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan. on June 19.

9. Portland Timbers

Liam Ridgewell’s 11th minute goal gave Caleb Porter’s Portland Timbers a 1-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes at Providence Park in Portland, Ore. Portland finished with 10 men, with Dairon Asprilla sent off on a straight red card in the second minute of first half injury time. The Timbers are away to Real Salt Lake on June 18.

10. Orlando City

Adrian Heath’s Orlando City are off this week and will not be in action until June 18, when they host the San Jose Earthquakes at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla.

11. D.C. United

Following a 2-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders, Ben Olsen’s D.C. United will pick up the pieces when they travel to BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Tex. to take on the Houston Dynamo on June 18.

12. Houston Dynamo

Ricardo Clark equalized for Wade Barrett’s Houston Dynamo in their 1-1 draw with FC Dallas on the road. They host D.C. United on June 18.

13. Vancouver Whitecaps

Carl Robinson’s Vancouver Whitecaps were away to Canadian Championship duty. Their next league game is on June 18 at home to the New England Revolution.

14. Columbus Crew

Ola Kamara (14′) and Cristian Martinez (90′ + 3′) scored in a 3-2 loss for Gregg Berhalter’s Columbus Crew away to the Philadelphia Union. They host the Montreal Impact on June 18.

15. Chicago Fire

Veljko Paunovic’s Chicago Fire are off this week and return to action on June 18 away to the Colorado Rapids.

16. New York City FC

Despite goals from Jack Harrison (56′) and David Villa (87′), Patrick Vieira’s New York City FC were undone by Real Salt Lake 3-2 at home. They host the Philadelphia Union on June 18.

17. Los Angeles Galaxy

No goals and no shots on goal for Bruce Arena’s Los Angeles Galaxy against Sporting Kansas City in a scoreless draw at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The schedule won’t get any easier: Sebastian Giovinco and Toronto FC at BMO Field in Toronto, Ont. are next, on June 18.

18. San Jose Earthquakes

After a 1-0 loss on the road to the Portland Timbers, Dominic Kinnear’s San Jose Earthquakes will look to get right when they face Orlando City away on June 18.

19. Sporting Kansas City

Peter Vermes’s Sporting Kansas City played to a scoreless draw with the Los Angeles Galaxy on the road and will host FC Dallas on June 19.

20. Toronto FC

Greg Vanney’s Toronto FC were away to Canadian Championship duty. Their next match is on June 18 against the LA Galaxy at BMO Field in Toronto, Ont.

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Jo-Ryan Salazar is a writer for The Stoppage Time, a soccer blog powered by Azteca Soccer. A supporter of the Los Angeles Galaxy since 1996 and a committed supporter since 2002, Jo-Ryan also follows Chelsea FC, Melbourne Victory, FC Tokyo and Paris Saint-Germain. Apart from soccer, Jo-Ryan is an administrative assistant for a local nonprofit in Long Beach, California and also does photography, photo-editing and fictional writing.

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