The pundits appear unimpressed this week as Minnesota sits tight toward the bottom of most power rankings.
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The MLS Week 12 list dropped yesterday and contains a few interesting nuggets about how different clubs are perceived around the league.
Minnesota United stayed firm at an average ranking of 19th out of 22 teams. After a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to an LA Galaxy side that looked ripe for a tie or win, the heat the surrounded United a few weeks ago has cooled.
That said, 19th is familiar territory for the Loons. Their peak so far this year was only two places up from their current home at 17th and they bottomed out two places lower at 21st.
While the overall rank may not come as too much of a shock to anyone who has followed this team all season, the overall 2017 rank is a bit disappointing. The Loons have an average season-long rank of 20th, the lowest of any club in the league.
Additionally, a few other clubs are in notable positions this week. Our expansion rivals Atlanta United rose three spots to sixth overall, adding to the upward swing they began two weeks ago when they were sitting down at 12th. Chicago Fire also continued to climb, landing at fifth overall. Basti is obviously paying dividends for the Fire as they continue to show they’ve turned over a new leaf.
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