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MLS Power Rankings Week 18: No stars, no problem for Miami

Inter Miami remain top of the Eastern Conference after beating the Columbus Crew, while three teams are now tied on 37 points at the summit of the Western Conference following two quickfire rounds of action where four teams recorded back-to-back wins.

As the dust settles on a hectic period, let's get into our latest MLS power rankings.

1. Inter Miami

W12 D5 L3, 1st Eastern Conference

The Herons played without Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and midfielder Mataas Rojas due to international duty in the Copa Amarica, but still got the win to end the Crew’s four-game MLS winning streak.

2. FC Cincinnati

W12 D3 L4, 2nd Eastern Conference

The only other 12-win team in MLS had a mixed week. The Orange and Blue edged a seven-goal thriller against Philadelphia Union on Wednesday, before losing 2-1 at home on Saturday to the improving New England Revolution when central defender Nick Hagglund suffered a serious injury.

3. Los Angeles FC

W11 D4 L4, 1st Western Conference

There is a three-way tie atop the Western Conference with the Black and Gold just ahead of their rivals on goal difference - helped by their 6-2 home thrashing of the basement-dwelling San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday.

4. LA Galaxy

W10 D7 L3, 3rd Western Conference

After a slow start, Gabriel Pec has now provided three goals and four assists in the last seven games for Galaxy, with his latest strike proving to be the winner over Real Salt Lake in Saturday’s crunch clash at America First Field.

5. Real Salt Lake

W10 D7 L3, 2nd Western Conference

Claret and Cobalt suffered a double blow at the weekend as Pec’s goal was the difference in their match-up, while their MLS-leading scorer Cristian ‘Chicho’ Arango left the game early after suffering a bloody gash on his face in an aerial challenge.

6. New York Red Bulls

W9 D7 L4, 3rd Eastern Conference

Sandro Schwarz’s side came from 2-0 down to take a point in Montreal on Wednesday before returning to Harrison to beat Toronto 3-0 to remain two points ahead of Charlotte in the Eastern Conference.

7. Colorado Rapids

W9 D4 L7, 4th Western Conference

The Rapids scored four goals for the first time since August 2022 in beating CF Montreal 4-1 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. 

8. Charlotte FC 

W9 D5 L6, 4th Eastern Conference

New signing Liel Abada brought a much-needed creative spark to Dean Smith’s side with a season-high six shots and his first assist for the club in their 2-0 win over Philadelphia Union.

9. Columbus Crew

W8 D6 L3, 5th Eastern Conference

A hat-trick from Juan ‘Cucho’ Hernández helped the Crew bounce back from their midweek 2-1 loss at Inter Miami with a 4-0 thrashing of Sporting KC.

10. Minnesota United 

W8 D5 L6, 5th Western Conference

Eric Ramsay’s side continue to slide down the power rankings after a third defeat in a row, which was not helped by Hassani Dotson’s red card.

11. New York City FC

W9 D2 L8, 6th Eastern Conference

A tough road trip ended with back-to-back defeats for NYCFC, who controlled the ball for the majority of their game in Nashville but failed to score yet again.

12. Houston Dynamo

W7 D6 L6,7th Western Conference

Houston stay in seventh place in the West after blowing a chance to go fifth when letting a two-goal lead slip at home to Seattle, but coach Ben Olsen ended the week with a smile on his face as the Dynamo destroyed his old club DC United 4-1 on the road.

13. Portland Timbers

W7 D6 L7, 6th Western Conference

Jonathan Rodriguez and Felipe Mora scored as the Timbers extended their unbeaten streak to six games with a 2-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps in a Cascadia Cup rivalry match.

14. New England Revolution 

W6 D1 L10, 12th Eastern Conference

The Revolution extended their recent winning streak to four in a row with a hard-fought 2-1 win on the road at Cincinnati on Saturday thanks to a Giacomo Vrioni double.

15. Nashville SC

W6 D8 L5, 7th Western Conference

Tyler Boyd's goal was enough to earn a 1-0 home win over New York City FC last weekend and extend Nashville’s unbeaten streak to three.

They have lost only one of seven games since interim coach Rumba Munthali took over after Gary Smith was fired.

16. Toronto
17. Seattle Sounders
18. Philadelphia Union
19. Austin FC
20. Houston Dynamo
21. Atlanta United
22. Orlando City
23. DC United
24. FC Dallas
25. St Louis City
26. CF Montreal
27. Chicago Fire
28. Sporting KC
29. San Jose Earthquakes

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