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MLS Power Rankings Heading Into Week 4

MLS Power Rankings Heading Into Week 4

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Three weeks into another MLS season and fans are already confused beyond belief with how their teams are performing. Teams are starting to take shape and show just how good or bad their offseason moves are working out.

Rant Sports has officially released their MLS Power Rankings heading into Week 4. Make sure to check back each Wednesday for updated ranking on your favorite MLS teams.

19. DC United

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19. DC United

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Let's all be honest, even after a huge spending spree, DC United still are not a good soccer team. The club is currently 0-2-0, making them the worst team in MLS. There is certainly more time for them to improve, but after the first two games, the team has looked down right horrible.

18. Montreal Impact

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18. Montreal Impact

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Another team that is not too surprising to find at the bottom of the pack. The Montreal Impact are 0-3-0 and continue to struggle for finding consistent offense and defensive play.

17. New England Revolution

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17. New England Revolution

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One of the more disappointing teams this season so far, the New England Revolution continue their search for a win and first goal of the season. The team has yet to see any explosive play from Diego Fagundez and Teal Bunbury. With plenty of time left in the season, New England needs to find their offense, and fast.

16. San Jose Earthquakes

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16. San Jose Earthquakes

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Similar to the New England Revolution, the San Jose Earthquakes are not living up to their preseason hype. Chris Wondolowski has only scored once, and he still needs to find more consistent play.

15. LA Galaxy

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15. LA Galaxy

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Surprisingly, the LA Galaxy are bottom of the table in the Western Conference. Only because of their decent attacking play is the club ranked higher than the San Jose Earthquakes on our list. LA has shown promise with their attacking play, and certainly will be able to make a run at the playoffs.

14. Portland Timbers

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14. Portland Timbers

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If there is a team that earns the role of most disappointing so far this season, the award would go to the Portland Timbers. Portland has played some absolutely terrible soccer over their first three games. Gaston Fernandez has saved the team twice from losing, but he needs to not be the only one the team relies on for scoring goals.

13. Chicago Fire

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13. Chicago Fire

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Paging Mike Magee, Mr. 2013 MVP. Anyone know where he is? Obviously Magee did not get the memo that if you win the season MVP, then hold out because you want more money, you are supposed to produce results and not waste your team’s time. Chicago has all the right pieces to be successful in the league, but several of their key pieces are not stepping up, thus causing them to struggle early in the season.

12. New York Red Bulls

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12. New York Red Bulls

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Last season's Supporters Shield winners find themselves just out of the top 10 early in the season, simply because of only grabbing two points from their first three games. New York has numerous weapons, everyone knows that. However, when the side does not produce the type of consistent attacking play that fans are used to, it begins to raise a lot of questions on just how good the team really is.

11. Colorado Rapids

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11. Colorado Rapids

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One of the many teams that were incredibly hyped up before the season started, the Colorado Rapids are undefeated, but still shaky at times. Sophomore forward Deshorn Brown has yet to make a serious impact on the offensive attack. The Rapids certainly have the right weapons to challenge for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Make sure to watch as the season progresses.

10. Chivas USA

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10. Chivas USA

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Erick Torres simply cannot be stopped. He is a dangerous and exciting forward to watch each and every game. Chivas USA has certainly made a positive impact on the Western Conference and is going to be a force to deal with all season.

9. Sporting Kansas City

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9. Sporting Kansas City

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The defending MLS Cup champions are on the right path after finally grabbing a win last week. SKC is looking to defend their title and assert themselves as one of the top teams in the league. With all of their big players starting to play well, the team is gathering steam.

8. Philadelphia Union

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8. Philadelphia Union

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The Philadelphia Union have a lot of young players who can keep the attack rolling each week. Sebastien Le Toux is playing some of his best career soccer since he joined the league. Philly is certainly building a solid case for why it will be a team to beat in 2014.

7. Vancouver Whitecaps

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7. Vancouver Whitecaps

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The second best team in Canada is using a lot of their young and talented players to stay in contention for a playoff spot. Darren Mattocks is helping keep the Whitecaps' attack flowing strong.

6. Real Salt Lake

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6. Real Salt Lake

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Real Salt Lake is always dangerous, no matter who is playing for them. Kyle Beckerman and Alvaro Sabario are both leading the team down the right path. RSL will be a force to deal with as the season continues to progress.

5. Seattle Sounders

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5. Seattle Sounders

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One of the top teams heading into 2014, the Seattle Sounders have started to live up to all the hype. Clint Dempsey finally scored a goal, but was then suspended for two games. Seattle is playing a delicate balancing act between becoming a dominant force, and losing control and crashing hard. Time will tell just how the team acts.

4. Columbus Crew

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4. Columbus Crew

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One of the surprise team's so far in 2014, the Columbus Crew continue to wow fans and critics. Fredico Higuain is doing his very best to place his name among the elite forwards of MLS. Columbus certainly is a team to watch as the season progresses.

3. Houston Dynamo

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3. Houston Dynamo

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All aboard the Will Bruin Train! Houston Dynamo fans are going crazy for Bruin and his tremendous goal scoring abilities so early in the year. It has been several seasons since Houston appeared in a MLS Cup final; maybe this is the season the team finally returns to former glory.

2. FC Dallas

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2. FC Dallas

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The immediate success of FC Dallas has surprised many around the league. FCD is doing everything in their power to hold their top of the league position. Because the team started off so hot, it will be interesting to see where the club is come midseason. The club is certainly one to be watched.

1. Toronto FC

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1. Toronto FC

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There is really no reason to tell why Toronto FC is No. 1 on this list. Jermain Defoe, Michael Bradley and Julio Cesar are playing tremendous soccer; each player has proven to be an incredibly vital part of the team's success. With their hot start, TFC is the team to beat in all of MLS in 2014.