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:
Sounders Top Red Bulls 3-1 in Home OpenerMore than 45,000 turned out for Seattle's home opener and were rewarded by goals from Clint Dempsey on a penalty kick, Morris' finish off a beautiful buildup and Harry Shipp's redirected goal off Joevin Jones' shot in the 79th minute.
Sounders Rally For 2-2 Tie, Spoiling Impact's Home OpenerNicolas Lodeiro and Will Bruin scored in the final 10 minutes of play to give the defending MLS champion Seattle Sounders a 2-2 tie with the Montreal Impact on Saturday night.
AROUND MLS: Atlanta Off To Good Start; Sounders Head NorthA recap of week one in the MLS, and a look ahead to week two.
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.
Sounders Fall To Houston In MLS Season OpenerClint Dempsey scored a left-footed shot in the 58th minute for the Sounders. He missed the championship and hadn't played a competitive match since August after being sidelined by a heart issue.
After 1st Title, Sounders Prepare For Encore PerformanceAlong with the title came a new chapter for the Sounders, beginning Saturday against Houston. They're no longer seeking that missing piece. Now, it's the encore they're after.
Seattle Holds Celebration For Career of Zach ScottBack at Memorial Stadium, the same venue where Scott was first discovered during an open tryout for the USL version of the Seattle Sounders in 2002, the club honored Scott's 15 seasons with different incarnations of the franchise.
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.
Whitecaps Acquire Montero on Loan From Tianjin TedaMontero, who is on a one-year loan, previously played for Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders and is a three-time league All-Star. The 29-year-old Colombian striker is the Sounders' all-time leading scorer with 47 goals and 34 assists in 119 regular-season matches from 2009-12.
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.

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