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POWER RANKINGS: Week 26 Roundup

FRISCO - With only eight teams playing last weekend, there wasn’t much movement in the MLS Power Rankings.

Dallas leaves Saturday for Atlanta and a date with newcomers Atlanta United FC. The team will usher in a new era of soccer in the southeast when FC Dallas plays the first regular season MLS game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the $1.5 billion building that seats up to 70,000 for a soccer match.

 

Atlanta United FC is 10-8-6 on the year, currently sixth in the eastern conference. FC Dallas’ man-down 2-2 draw against a tough New York Red Bulls team was impressive. Was it strong enough to elevate them in our latest Power Rankings Roundup?

Soccer America

1. Toronto FC (no change)
2. New York City FC (no change)
3. Seattle Sounders (no change)
4. New York Red Bulls (+1)
5. Sporting Kansas City (+1)

10. ATLANTA UNITED (no change) - Finally! The first MLS game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium takes place Sunday. Can AUSC calm its nerves and shake loose the rust of playing just three games since Aug. 6?
14. FC Dallas (no change) - As a reward for its courageous 2-2 tie in which it scored twice playing 10 against 11 following the ejection of Jacori Hayes, FCD gets the daunting task of opening Atlanta’s new stadium. A great game by Michael Barrios, who won the penalty kick converted by Mauro Diaz, highlighted a remarkable team effort. 


MLS

1. Toronto FC (no change)
2. New York City FC (no change)
3. Seattle Sounders FC (no change)
4. Sporting Kansas City (no change)
5. Atlanta United FC (no change) -
Despite a recent run of form that's seen no wins in four games, fans and the team are likely banking on the opening of their new home to re-inject some life into Atlanta's playoff push.
11. FC Dallas (+1) - Only a draw, but BRUH. Dallas might be back.

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