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Monday MLS Round-Up: Ranking the Winners From the Weekend

Ranking the Winning Teams From the Weekend

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The MLS season is well underway, and we already know which teams are expected to have a good season. There are six teams that won this weekend, and here are how they rank in terms of prowess this season.

6. Sporting Kansas City

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6. Sporting Kansas City

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Sporting Kansas City is the reigning champion, but they are just beginning to play like one. After losing to Seattle on opening day and only managing a draw last week, Saturday night's win over San Jose arrived right on time. They have a great team that plays great soccer, but they need to find their form and rhythm if they want any chance at defending their title.

5. Colorado Rapids

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5. Colorado Rapids

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Deshorn Brown scored one of the goals in the 2-0 victory over the Portland Timbers during the weekend. They drew 1-1 at New York last weekend, so winning in their home opener is a plus. They can be a bit shaky on defense, but going forward they have little to worry about. They can go far this season.

4. FC Dallas

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4. FC Dallas

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This club is undefeated after their opening three matches and the reasons are as follows: belief, teamwork, trust and a good style of soccer where everyone is depended upon. They will be beaten this season, but not too easily. In fact, no one should be surprised if they play well in the postseason.

3. Seattle Sounders

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3. Seattle Sounders

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The Sounders defeated the reigning champions on opening day only to lose to Toronto FC a week ago. However, they do have six points after winning 2-0 in Montreal yesterday. The team is playing well together but will have to snap out of making bad defensive decisions if they want their strikers' goals to be sufficient this season.

2. Columbus Crew

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2. Columbus Crew

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The team has played two games and have won them both, 3-0 at DC United and 2-1 over Philadelphia. The defense, midfield and strikers are all gelling perfectly together and only play badly when they sit back late on in the games. If they find a way to balance out their energy throughout the 90, they will be hard to defeat.

1. Toronto FC

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1. Toronto FC

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After winning their opening two games thanks to three goals from Jermain Defoe, the club knows who they will be depending on to score this season. In addition, their other main designated player, Michael Bradley, is playing perfectly in the heart of midfield. If these two guys keep up their form, the rest of the boys will follow to make a playoff push.