2016 MLS Power Rankings: Week 4

Jesse Gonzalez #1 of FC Dallas kicks the ball against the Philadelphia Union at Toyota Stadium on March 6, 2016 in Frisco, Texas. March 06, 2016| Credit: Ronald Martinez
2016 MLS Power Rankings: Week 4

Not much movement in this week’s MLS Power Rankings due to only three games taking place over the weekend, however there are a few movers and shakers as a result. There will be plenty of movement next week, so let’s take a look at this week’s MLS Power Rankings.

1. Los Angeles Galaxy

Bruce Arena’s Los Angeles Galaxy were off last week and hit the road on Apr. 2 to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place.

2. Sporting Kansas City

Peter Vermes’s Sporting Kansas City were off last week and host Real Salt Lake on Apr. 2 at Children’s Mercy Park.

3. New York Red Bulls

Jesse Marsch’s New York Red Bulls were off last week and are away to the New England Revolution on Apr. 1 at Gillette Stadium.

4. Orlando City

Adrian Heath’s Orlando City were off last week and will host the Portland Timbers at the Citrus Bowl on Apr. 3.

5. FC Dallas

A Michael Barrios brace (14′, 28′) combined with an insurance goal from Maximiliano Urruti (52′) has given Oscar Pareja’s FC Dallas a 3-0 victory over D.C. United at RFK Stadium. Dallas host the Columbus Crew at Toyota Stadium on Apr. 2.

6. Vancouver Whitecaps

Pedro Morales’s 23rd minute penalty conversion gave Carl Robinson’s Vancouver Whitecaps a 1-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo at BC Place. The Caps continue their home stand against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Apr. 2.

7. Philadelphia Union

We have a correction that needs to be made: Jim Curtin’s Philadelphia Union actually do have a match this weekend. Shocking, we know. If only listed their schedule round by round, like the European leagues… We have corrected our previous MLS Power Rankings to tell you that the Union face the Chicago Fire on Apr. 2 at Toyota Park.

8. Colorado Rapids

Pablo Mastroeni’s Colorado Rapids were off and will be back in action to host Toronto FC at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Apr. 2.

9. Portland Timbers

Caleb Porter’s Portland Timbers were off this past week and resume league play away to Orlando City on Apr. 3.

10. Real Salt Lake

Jeff Cassar’s Real Salt Lake were off this past week. They continue their campaign away to Sporting Kansas City on Apr. 2.

11. San Jose Earthquakes

Dominic Kinnear’s San Jose Earthquakes were off this past week. D.C. United at home are next on Apr. 2.

12. Montreal Impact

Mauro Biello’s Montreal Impact were off this past week and hit the road to face the Seattle Sounders on Apr. 2.

13. Toronto FC

Greg Vanney’s Toronto FC were off this past week and continue their season on Apr. 2 away to the Colorado Rapids.

14. New York City FC

Thomas McNamara‘s 10th minute goal was all Patrick Vieira’s New York City FC could muster in their 1-1 draw with the New England Revolution at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. NYCFC are one of two teams off this week. They continue their home stand on Apr. 10 against the Chicago Fire.

15. Chicago Fire

Veljko Paunovic’s Chicago Fire were off this weekend and continue their home stand on Apr. 2 against the Philadelphia Union.

16. New England Revolution

Chris Tierney scored in the 38th minute but Jay Heaps’s New England Revolution played down to 10 men in their 1-1 draw with New York City FC away. Gershon Koffie was sent off in the 51st minute for a serious foul. Up next for the Revs is an Apr. 1 home tie with the New York Red Bulls.

17. Columbus Crew

Gregg Berhalter’s Columbus Crew were off this past week and hit the road on Apr. 2 against FC Dallas.

18. Houston Dynamo

After getting shut out 1-0 by the Vancouver Whitecaps away, Owen Coyle’s Houston Dynamo are off this weekend and will return to action on Apr. 10 against the Seattle Sounders at BBVA Compass Stadium. And yes, this is confirmed: Houston have a bye for this round.

19. Seattle Sounders

Sigi Schmid’s Seattle Sounders were off this past week and continue their home stand on Apr. 2 against the Montreal Impact.

20. D.C. United

Ben Olsen’s D.C. United are at the bottom of this week’s Power Rankings after a 3-0 loss to FC Dallas at home. They hit the road to face the San Jose Earthquakes on Apr. 2.

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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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