Red Bulls Jump Three Spots in MLS Week 3 Power Rankings

28 March 8:20 am

Red Bulls Jump Three Spots in MLS Week 3 Power Rankings

By Hayes Creech

Not only did the Red Bulls get their first victory of the 2012 MLS season Sunday, they also jumped three spots in MLSsoccer.com's weekly power rankings. Here's what they had to say:

"If you get gifted with an opponent that's missing its three best players, then you need to take advantage. That's exactly what New York did in pummelling Colorado on Sunday. Next step is doing it against a full strength Impact on the weekend."

Check out how others rate the team's recent success:

ESPN Soccernet: 9 (12)
"The Red Bulls were beneficiaries of Colorado's largesse in winning 4-1, but they also benefited from the insertions of Kenny Cooper, Rafa Marquez and Wilman Conde into the starting lineup, with Conde doing plenty to solidify New York's defense."

Sports Illustrated: 12 (12)
"We've seen this before from the Henry-era Red Bulls -- horrendous one game, impressive the next. Finding that consistency will be the challenge now that the club's major players (save for Luke Rodgers' visa issues and injured Juan Agudelo) are ready to contribute."

Also on Sports Illustrated, defender Wilman Conde and forward Thierry Henry made the MLS team of the week.