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MLS Power Ranking Averages - Preseason

Here’s how the teams stand hours before 2020’s first kick.

Power Ranking

We are now mere hours away from kickoff for the first games of the 2020 MLS season. The league is now up to 26 teams which makes for a long table to keep track of. As of now, it’s unknown how many sites will be doing Power Rankings this year, but seven sites published preseason rankings. So without further ado, here’s the table as 2020 starts.

2020 MLS Power Ranking Averages

Pre Wk 1 Team Preseason Wk 1 avg Best Worst St. Dev 2020 S.Best S.Worst
Pre Wk 1 Team Preseason Wk 1 avg Best Worst St. Dev 2020 S.Best S.Worst
3 3 Atlanta United FC 2.78 4.33
20 22 Chicago Fire 18.56 20
18 12 Colorado Rapids 17.78 12.58
14 8 Columbus Crew SC 13.11 8.33
11 19 D.C. United 12.22 17.67
26 26 FC Cincinnati 25.67 25.33
9 5 FC Dallas 11.11 6.83
21 20 Houston Dynamo 20.33 18.17
19 21 Inter Miami CF 18.44 18.67
1 1 Los Angeles FC 1.22 1.5
6 9 Los Angeles Galaxy 6.56 9.92
10 4 Minnesota United FC 11.67 5.33
22 15 Montreal Impact 21 15.5
25 24 Nashville SC 24.11 23.67
12 17 New England Revolution 12.33 17.08
4 6 New York City FC 4 7.33
14 10 New York RB 13.11 10.42
23 23 Orlando City SC 22.56 20.17
7 13 Philadelphia Union 8.11 13.5
8 18 Portland Timbers 9.78 17.25
13 14 Real Salt Lake 12.78 14.5
17 16 San Jose Earthquakes 17 16.58
2 2 Seattle Sounders FC 2.22 2.08
16 11 Sporting Kansas City 16.56 11.33
5 7 Toronto FC 4.78 7.83
24 25 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 23.44 24.25
2020 Power Ranking Avg K. Asay

Season best/worst will begin tracking after week 1.

Both Los Angeles FC and FC Cincinnati start the season where they ended, bookends in first and last. The two new teams, Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC start low on the table as is typical for most unknown expansion teams.

Week 1 ranks don’t always follow the preseason ones, so don’t be surprised with some significant changes next week.