A heavy midweek schedule and a full weekend slate combined to make Week 17 of the 2019 MLS season one of the wildest in recent memory.

The best team in the league lost to what used to be the worst team in the league; another team that used to be the worst team in the league (or in the running, at least), rolled a rival in front of a massive crowd; the league’s current (and unchallenged) worst team gave up a touchdown worth of goals to heap misery on an already terrible season.

What does it mean? Almost everybody’s moving and some teams that managed to win this week will actually go down as the rankings make room for the hotter teams jumping over them. The rankings do not care. The rankings do what the rankings must.

Previous rankings: Week 16 | Week 15 | Week 14 | Week 13 | Week 12 | Week 11 | Week 10 | Week 9 | Week 8 | Week 7 | Week 6 | Week 5 | Week 4 | Week 3 | Week 2 | Week 1

1. LAFC (11 wins, 4 draws, 2 loss)

Previous ranking: 1

2. New York City FC (6-8-1)

Previous ranking: 3

3. Philadelphia Union (9-5-4)

Previous ranking: 2

5. LA Galaxy (10-1-7)

Previous ranking: 4

6. FC Dallas (7-5-7)

Previous ranking: 6

7. San Jose Earthquakes (7-4-6)

Previous ranking: 14

8. New York Red Bulls (8-3-6)

Previous ranking: 9

9. DC United (8-7-4)

Previous ranking: 8

10. Colorado Rapids (5-4-9)

Previous ranking: 18

11. Montreal Impact (9-3-8)

Previous ranking: 10

12. Seattle Sounders (8-5-4)

Previous ranking: 11

13. Houston Dynamo (7-3-6)

Previous ranking: 7

14. New England Revolution (5-5-8)

Previous ranking: 19

15. Portland Timbers (6-2-8)

Previous ranking: 15

16. Minnesota United (7-3-7)

Previous ranking: 16

17. Orlando City (6-3-8)

Previous ranking: 12

18. Real Salt Lake (7-2-8)

Previous ranking: 18

19. Vancouver Whitecaps (4-8-7)

Previous ranking: 18

21. Sporting Kansas City (4-7-5)

Previous ranking: 21

22. Chicago Fire (4-7-7)

Previous ranking: 22

23. Columbus Crew (5-2-11)

Previous ranking: 23

Next MLS match: July 3 at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Our completely-made-up-but-totally-plausible polling data shows 97% of Columbus Crew fans and 100% of Columbus Crew head coaches would like the Gold Cup to just end early already.

24. FC Cincinnati (3-2-13)

Previous ranking: 24

Next MLS match: July 6 v. Houston, 7.30 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Someone said something about “progress” re: FC Cincinnati last week, but we can’t remember who it was. Pretty sure it wasn’t us. Nope. *puts fingers in ears and yells “LA LA LA”*

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