MLS Power Rankings, Week 3: Timbers Continue To RiseTeams are starting to show what they can do given a stretch of games, giving more weight to wins and losses. And that means more pull in where you rank among the other teams in the league. Here are the rankings MLS rankings for Week 3:
MLS Power Rankings: Sounders Fall, Eastern Conference RisesWith three scoreless ties, six one-goal winners, and only one of the 22 teams scoring more than two goals, defense was on prime display in the first week of the MLS regular season. Let's take a look at the Week One Power Rankings.
Four Post-Preseason Questions Facing the SoundersWith just a few days to go before the start of the regular season, the Sounders appear to be in good shape. However, there are still some questions that exist for the team heading into the first MLS Cup title defense season in team history.
Sounders Release New "Heritage" Kit For 2017 SeasonThe jersey is a throwback to the NASL Sounders of the 1970s, and features a number of references to the early Sounders team. Named "Heritage", the new uniform replaces the Olympic White kit, and while enter rotation with the tradition Rave Green kit as well as the 2016 introduced Pacific Blue kit.
Sounders' Clint Dempsey Feeling Good Again After Heart IssueDempsey has been a full participant in practices and had stints of 30 and 45 minutes in preseason games in Arizona recently. That workload is expected to increase as the Sounders leave later this week for the final stage of their preseason training in South Carolina.
Sounders Preseason: What We Learned From Portland FriendlyThe Sounders kicked off their first competitive game of 2017 with a preseason match against the Portland Timbers.