Paxton Pomykal vs Philly
Matthew Emmons | USA Today

MLS Week One Power Rankings: Where FC Dallas and Montreal Impact Currently Stand

FRISCO, Texas – Week one of Major League Soccer has officially come and gone. After FC Dallas’ dominant 2-0 win over Philadelphia Union, the focus has shifted entirely to Thierry Henry and his Montreal Impact squad, which will visit North Texas on Saturday afternoon.

So, what are the experts saying? And where do FC Dallas and Montreal Impact stand in this week’s power rankings?

MLSSoccer.com

  1. Seattle Sounders
  2. Los Angeles FC
  3. Atlanta United (+1)
  4. New York City FC (-1)
  5. Minnesota United (+3)
  6. FC Dallas (+3) – Paxton Pomykal is back from injury, scoring crucial goals for his hometown club and sporting a wild mustache. There was far more to FCD’s win over Philly last weekend, but year No. 2 under Luchi Gonzalez is nonetheless off to a solid start.”
  7. Montreal Impact (+4) – “Maxi Urruti pulled out his chipped wedge, Thierry Henry set his XI uber-defensive and Montreal kept their CONCACAF Champions League momentum going in Saturday’s win over New England. They’re not exactly playing anyone off the pitch, but the positive results are hard to ignore.”

ESPNFC

  1. Seattle Sounders
  2. Los Angeles FC
  3. Columbus Crew (+8)
  4. FC Dallas (+7) – “Every group of youngsters needs a grizzled older mentor with a name like “Gator” or “Dragon”. FC Dallas’ grizzled older mentor, Zdenek Ondrasek, is nicknamed “Cobra,” and sometimes he chips in with really good goals to help push his team of kids to a 2-0 victory over Philly in the opening weekend of the season.”
  5. Atlanta United (-3)
  6.  Montreal Impact (+8) – “Thierry Watch 2020 moved to MLS with Saturday’s opener, and it definitely seems like Maxi Urruti was trying to impress his boss by scoring an Henry-esque goal to lift the Impact to an opening day 2-1 win over New England. There’s an old saying: “Never go in against a French soccer legend when death is on the line.””

Pro Soccer USA

  1. Seattle Sounders
  2. Los Angeles FC
  3. Minnesota United
  4. FC Dallas – “Zdenek Ondrasek and Paxton Pomykal scored second-half goals as FC Dallas defeated the Philadelphia Union 2-0 at Toyota Stadium.”
  5. Atlanta United
  6. Montreal Impact – “The Thierry Henry era is off to a bright start in Montreal, which rallied to beat New England 2-1 thanks to a late chipped winner by Maxi Urruti.”

Soccer America

  1. Los Angeles FC
  2. Seattle Sounders
  3. Atlanta United
  4. Toronto FC
  5. Columbus Crew (+3)
  6. FC Dallas (+6)
  7.  Montreal Impact (+6)

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