MLS Power Rankings – Week 19

This might be a week the New York Red Bulls want to forget. First, losing Florian Valot for the rest of the season after tearing his ACL in training Thursday. Then, losing their Head Coach Friday. Finally, losing the Hudson River Derby on Sunday. Transfer rumors surrounding Michael Murrillo (PSV Eindhoven) and Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig).

MLS Power Rankings – Week 19

The Red Bulls were on the rise in the MLS Power Rankings, but due to the factors above, their stock has dropped this week.  After 19 weeks, MLSsoccer.com has the Red Bulls in 4th place behind Atlanta United, Portland Timbers and LAFC.  A bit surprisingly, they are one position better than NYCFC.  That could change as the blue team just hammered Montreal on Wednesday night and RBNY host Sporting Kansas City (6th) on Saturday.

Here is how the league rounds out after 19 weeks:

  1. Atlanta United (no change)
  2. Portland Timbers (+2)
  3. LAFC (+2)
  4. RBNY (-2)
  5. NYCFC (+1)
  6. Sporting KC (-3)
  7. FC Dallas (no change)
  8. Houston Dynamo (+2)
  9. NE Revs (no change)
  10. LA Galaxy (+3)
  11. Columbus Crew (-3)
  12. Montreal Impact (+2)
  13. Chicago Fire (-2)
  14. Real Salt Lake (+3)
  15. Philly Union (-3)
  16. Vancouver Whitecaps (-1)
  17. Toronto FC (-1)
  18. Seattle Sounders (no change)
  19. DC United (no change)
  20. Minnesota United (+1)
  21. Colorado Rapids (-1)
  22. SJ Earthquakes (no change)
  23. Orlando City (no change)

The Red Bulls haven’t been lower than 4th in the rankings since Week 9, a testament to their 10-5-2 record and have only seen 7th and 6th once a piece.  They are one of a handful of teams that have been very consistent throughout the season, at least towards the top of the rankings.

Keep your fingers crossed that Chris Armas has them ready to fly this weekend against a tough SKC side.

Note: This will be the 45th meeting against SKC all-time.  SKC hold a ONE GAME lead on RBNY (21-20-3).  RBNY look to even the series.

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