MLS Check-In: Standings, Rankings, and Top Scorers

On this piece i’m going to cover the top 5 teams in the standings in both the Western Conference & Eastern Conference. I’ll also rank the 10 teams overall and give you thoughts on the top 5 teams and I’ve added something new giving you the top 5 goal scores of the Major League Soccer. Enjoy guys!

Eastern Standings

DC United2107
FC Cincinnati2117
Toronto FC2006
Montreal Impact2016
NY Red Bulls1115

Western Standings

FC Dallas2117
Minnesota United2017
LA Galaxy2016

Power Rankings: 1-5

1. Seattle Sounders FC

Social Mike Break-down

The Sounders top my inaugural rankings of the MLS and getting Jordan Morris back this season has proven to be to be a big part of that. Even with a game in hand Seattle is +7 in goal difference, as both Jordan Morris and Raul Ruidiaz are in the top 5 scoring with 3 goals a piece.

2. Los Angeles FC

Social Mike Break-down

LAFC has gotten off to a great start going 3-0-1 in its opening 4 games, they also land Carlos Vela on the top 5 scoring list (3 goals) which should help them moving forward. Currently at 1st in the Western Conference having played 1 more game, LAFC should be a regular in the top 5 all season long.

3. D.C. United

Social Mike Break-down

DC United has the top goal scorer of this young season and that is non other than Wayne Rooney. The Bad-boy currently has 3 goals tying him with the previously mentioned (Morris, Ruidiaz, Vela) with that count, we’ll keep an eye on DC United in what looks to be a tough year in the Eastern Conference.

4. Columbus Crew FC

Social Mike Break-down

The Crew now with year 2 of Gyasi Zardes hoping he carries over his career best 19 from last season. They’ll need Zardes to repeat that type of production to keep the Crew in the mix amongst the top of the Conference this season.

5. Houston Dynamo

Social Mike Break-down

Houston closes out my rankings at # 5 and currently sit at 3rd in the Western Conference. Having still not tasted defeat this season, the Dynamo travel to Colorado to face the winless Rapids who are currently in 9th in the Western Conference this almost feels like the stage is set for the Rapids upset.

Power Rankings: 6-10

  1. FC Dallas
  2. Toronto FC
  3. FC Cincinnati
  4. Montreal Impact
  5. Minnesota United FC

Top Scorers

These dudes get it in … the net.

Rank   Player Goals
T-1 Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney (DC) 3
T-1 Carlos Vela Carlos Vela (LAFC) 3
T-1 Jordan Morris Jordan Morris (SEA) 3
T-1 Raul Ruidiaz Raul Ruidiaz (SEA) 3
T-1 Ignacio Piatti Ignacio Piatti (MTL) 3

Who is your early pick to win the MLS Cup this season?

Social Mike is a podcaster and soccer junkie. He has been covering the soccer since 2018 for You can view all of his posts and articles, and follow him on Twitter.

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