After a week that included a home loss to Sporting Kansas City and a heart-wrenching draw against New England, it seemed safe to assume the Red Bulls would experience a slight drop in Week 29 Power Rankings. That certainly is the case across the board, as New York drops no lower than sixth overall this time around.
MLSSoccer.com has the Red Bulls dropping from second to fifth
below the likes of fellow Conference rivals Chicago and Sporting Kansas City, but of whom will make the trip to Harrison before season's end.
Here's what ESPN Soccernet
had to say about demoting New York from fifth to sixth:
"After delivering a tepid performance in midweek at home to Kansas City, New York thought it had snatched a stoppage-time victory over New England, only to cough up a late equalizer. Now N.Y. is looking nervously over its shoulder at surging D.C."
Sports Illustrated took a one-word approach to each team's rankings this week
, which makes typing this sentence feel far too wordy. Nevertheless, New York makes the drop from third to fifth according to Avi Creditor's rankings:
That's this week's take on Power Rankings. What do you think? Is it too early to start predicting where NY may land in the power rankings by the end of the season?