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Power Rankings: Sounders FC stays No. 1 in MLSsoccer.com, falls to No. 2 in ESPN

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Following Sunday’s 1-1 road draw at the Colorado Rapids — which saw the Rave Green tie the MLS record to start the season with 12 unbeaten matches — the Sounders remain atop the leaderboard on MLSsoccer.com. Despite winning just twice over the past six matches, the consistency displayed by Brian Schmetzer’s side gives them the nod over surging Sporting Kansas City.

From MLSsoccer.com: "And this is still the best team in the league. However, the early gap they created in the Supporters’ Shield race has closed completely. Injuries are mounting. There’s a chance the Sounders are just the best team in the league by a small margin. Not by the considerable distance we thought they might be."

On ESPN’s ranking, though, Seattle dips behind Sporting KC by “the finest of margins.”

The Sounders return to action on Wednesday as they host the Houston Dynamo (6:00 p.m. PT; JOEtv, Prime Video, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM | TICKETS) at Lumen Field.

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