MLS Power Rankings: Orlando Closer to Top, Minnesota Cracks Top 10

1 of 9Icon Sportswire/Getty Images27. Chicago Fire (Previous Ranking : 26)Officially, the Chicago Fire are at the bottom of leaguewide tables.Raphael Wicky's team lost against FC Cincinnati in a battle between struggling Eastern Conference sides. Then it played to a 3-3 draw against Philadelphia.Although there were some signs of life in the Union draw, the Fire conceded three times and failed to defend their home turf.Chicago still has two crucial home games against Atlanta United and Orlando City. These contests could result in other East teams pulling off the floor if they lose points.26. Toronto FC (Previous Ranking 22)Toronto FC is the worst team in the league, giving Chicago a tough time.Reds have slightly higher overall goals with 12 goals scored, compared to seven, and a goal differential that is minus-eight to minus-10.The Reds' performance from the week before was worse than Chicago's.Toronto lost a road game at Nissan Stadium by a score of 2-1 to Nashville SC. It was then defeated in a home match in Orlando to FC Cincinnati.On July 24, when the two sides meet, Toronto and Chicago may be more apparent.25. Inter Miami (Previous Ranking : 24)Inter Miami is making a strong argument to be included alongside Toronto and Chicago at bottom.Phil Neville's team has scored one goal in the last four games, and lost its fourth consecutive game to Floridian rival Orlando City on Friday.Miami has at least one regular-season victory over FC Cincinnati. However, that isn't much as Cincinnati's 11th-place position in the East is being held up by six points against Toronto or Chicago.24. Vancouver Whitecaps (Previous ranking: 25)On Saturday, the Vancouver Whitecaps beat the Seattle Sounders.Marc Dos Santos' team settled for a draw at Lumen Field, following a Jimmy Medranda equalizer in the 71st minute. However, that result must still be considered positive due to who the opponent was.Vancouver remains at the bottom of West table. However, Saturday's draw could mark a turning point in the squad.The Whitecaps will become the West's last team to cross the 10-point threshold. They may be able to do so in their next match against FC Dallas. FC Dallas has struggled this season, despite beating New England Sunday.23. San Jose Earthquakes (Previous ranking: 21)It feels like it was years ago that San Jose won three consecutive victories at the beginning of the season.The Earthquakes are in the midst of one point in seven of their most recent MLS games.Matias Almeyda’s team was defeated by Orlando City in a rare Tuesday night match. It was then broken up by the LA Galaxy's front line on Saturday.The Quakes will not be playing at home until July 24, making matters even worse. More disappointing results could be possible if the Quakes play three games against Minnesota, Colorado, and Sporting KC.22. FC Cincinnati (Previous Ranking : 27)FC Cincinnati won 2 games in a row!Let's forget about the fact that these wins were against Toronto and Chicago for a second, and instead let's celebrate this huge achievement.Jaap Stam's team more than doubled their point total in less than seven days. They could use these results to boost their confidence moving forward.FC Cincinnati is far from perfect but players and managers can fix it with positive vibes in the locker room.21. FC Dallas (Previous Ranking : 23)After Sunday's shocking victory over New England, FC Dallas has finally something to celebrate.Luchi Gonzalez's team beat the East's top team with a pair Ricardo Pepi goals.With the brace, the 18-year old forward doubled his season goal total and ended a six-game losing streak for his club.