Wednesday, September 1

Power Rankings: Cruz Azul Climbs to the Top

The top six positions in The Soccer Barn’s CONCACAF Pro Club Power Rankings jumbled quite a bit over the past week between domestic and Champions League results. CCL action also saw some big moves further down the list. The USL-2 Championship leaves the ranking of the clubs in the US third flight at the mercy of those around them until next spring.

The US Open Cup Final Four, set to play tonight, features clubs ranging from 12 to 59 in the rankings. DC United (59) hosts Columbus (12) and Chivas USA (39) heads north to play the Seattle Sounders (26). Meanwhile, in tonight’s SuperLiga Final, the New England Revolution (42) have a shot at climbing quickly with a positive result against Morelia (7).

In the rankings, Cruz Azul moved into the top spot, edging out Santos Laguna. Both clubs were one-goal winners in the Champions League at home versus MLS clubs, but Cruz Azul’s league contest was a 3-2 victory over Tigres, who sat at number four on the list last week while Santos Laguna handily defeated winless Atlas, 3-1. Monterrey’s 1-1 draw against winless Jaguares saw them drop from the top spot to seventh.

One of the bigger mover in the rankings this week was Panama’s Arabe Unido, which rose over 20 spots from 53 to 30 courtesy of a league win and a 1-0 victory over Toronto FC. Saprissa of Costa Rica also made a significant jump with a 3-2 league win against Brujas and a stunning 4-1 victory over Marathon in the Champions League, moving from 74 to 52 after a slow start to the season.

USL-2 Finalists saw very little movement due to the tight nature of the contest that finished in favor of higher-ranked regular season champion Charleston Batttery, which rose just one spot on the list to 51. Runners-up Richmond Kickers dropped four spots as other clubs surpassed them on the list with victories on the weekend.

CONCACAF Pro Club Power Rankings

(Champions League - Group Stage clubs in yellow)

Rank . [Previous] … Club (League) … League Record W-D-L … Notes

1 . [5] … Cruz Azul (MEX) … 5-0-1 … 3-2 W v Tigres, CCL 5-4 W v Real Salt Lake
 
2 . [3] … Santos Laguna (MEX) … 5-0-1 … 3-1 W v Atlas, CCL 1-0 W v Columbus

3 . [2] … FC Dallas (MLS) … 9-10-2 … 0-0 D @ Columbus

4 . [6] … Real Salt Lake (MLS) … 11-7-4 … 0-0 D @ Toronto, CCL 4-5 L @ Cruz Azul

5 . [4] … Tigres UANL (MEX) … 2-2-2 … 2-3 L @ Cruz Azul

6 . [1] … Monterrey (MEX) … 3-3-0 … 1-1 D v Jaguares, CCL 2-0 W @ Seattle

7 . [7] … Morelia (MEX) … 3-1-1 … 1-1 D @ Estudiantes Tecos

8 . [8] … New York Red Bulls (MLS) … 11-4-7 … 2-0 W v San Jose

9 . [9] … Pumas UNAM (MEX) … 3-1-2 … 0-0 D @ Chivas Guadalajara

10 . [10] … Chivas Guadalajara (MEX) … 1-2-1 … 0-0 D v Pumas UNAM

11 . [15] … Toluca (MEX) … 2-3-1 … 2-0 W v Queretaro, CCL 4-0 W v Olimpia

12 . [14] … Columbus Crew (MLS) … 12-5-5 … 0-0 D v Dallas, CCL 0-1 L @ Santos Laguna

13 . [11] … Toronto FC (MLS) … 7-6-8 … 0-0 D v Real Salt Lake, CCL 0-1 L @ Arabe Unido

14 . [18] … Puebla (MEX) … 3-2-1 … 3-1 W v Pachuca

15 . [13] … Alajuelense (CRC) … 5-1-0 … 2-1 W v Limon

16 . [24] … San Luis (MEX) … 3-1-2 … 2-1 W v Atlante

17 . [21] … Necaxa (MEX) … 1-3-2 … 1-1 D @ America

18 . [17] … America (MEX) … 2-3-1 … 1-1 D v Necaxa

19 . [12] … Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) … 13-4-5 … 0-2 L v Kansas City

20 . [16] … Pachuca (MEX) … 1-2-3 … 1-3 L @ Puebla

21 . [23] … Colorado Rapids (MLS) … 8-7-6 … 3-0 W v Houston

22 . [20] … San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) … 8-5-7 … 0-2 L @ New York

23 . [27] … Puerto Rico Islanders (USSFD2) … 8-8-7 … 3-2 W @ Carolina, CCL 4-1 W v FAS

24 . [22] … Marathon (HON) … 2-2-0 … 3-2 W @ Vida, CCL 1-4 L @ Saprissa

25 . [19] … Olimpia (HON) … 1-3-0 … 1-1 D @ Deportes Savio, CCL 0-4 L @ Toluca

26 . [29] … Seattle Sounders (MLS) … 9-5-8 … 2-1 W v Chicago, CCL 0-2 L v Monterrey

27 . [31] … Jaguares Chiapas (MEX) … 0-3-3 … 1-1 D @ Monterrey

28 . [26] … Atlante (MEX) … 1-1-4 … 1-2 L @ San Luis

29 . [35] … Kansas City Wizards (MLS) … 7-5-9 … 2-0 W @ Los Angeles

30 . [53] … Aribe Unido (PAN) … 4-1-0 … 2-1 W v Alianza, CCL 1-0 W v Toronto

31 . [25] … Chicago Fire (MLS) … 6-6-7 … 1-2 L @ Seattle

32 . [34] … Austin Aztex (USSFD2) … 13-7-3 … 1-1 D @ Portland, 2-2 D @ Vancouver

33 . [28] … Queretaro (MEX) … 2-1-3 … 0-2 L @ Toluca

34 . [36] … Vancouver Whitecaps (USSFD2) … 9-13-3 … 2-2 D v Austin

35 . [30] … Motagua (HON) … 1-1-2 … 1-0 W v Platense

36 . [37] … Estudiantes Tecos (MEX) … 1-1-3 … 1-1 D v Morelia

37 . [32] … Atlas (MEX) … 0-1-5 … 1-3 L @ Santos Laguna

38 . [42] … Necaxa (HON) … 3-1-0 … 0-0 D @ Hispano

39 . [41] … Chivas USA (MLS) … 6-4-11 … 1-0 W v DC

40 . [47] … Philadelphia Union (MLS) … 5-5-11 … 2-1 W @ New England

41 . [38] … Isidro Metapan (SLV) … 3-1-1 … 1-2 L v Once Municipal

42 . [39] … New England Revolution (MLS) … 6-3-12 … 1-2 L v Philadelphia

43 . [33] … Houston Dynamo (MLS) … 6-5-11 … 0-3 L @ Colorado

44 . [48] … Barrio Mexico (CRC) … 4-1-1 … 3-1 W @ Universidad de Costa Rica

45 . [40] … Rochester Rhinos (USSFD2) … 13-6-6 … 0-2 L @ Montreal

46 . [50] … Joe Public (TRI) … 5-4-1 F … CCL 1-1 D @ Municipal

47 . [54] … Municipal (GUA) … 3-1-2 … 2-1 W v Xelaju, CCL 1-1 D v Joe Public

48 . [46] … Comunicaciones (GUA) … 3-3-0 … 2-1 W v Universidad San Carlos

49 . [51] … Portland Timbers (USSFD2) … 10-9-7 … 1-1 D v Austin, 3-0 W v Baltimore

50 . [58] … Montreal Impact (USSFD2) … 8-7-10 … 2-0 W v Rochester

51 . [52] … Charleston Battery (USL2) … 11-5-4 F … 2-1 W v Richmond in Championship

52 . [74] … Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) … 2-1-3 … 3-2 W v Brujas, CCL 4-1 W v Marathon

53 . [44] … Tauro (PAN) … 1-4-0 … 1-1 D v Chorrillo

54 . [45] … Marquense (GUA) … 3-2-1 … 2-2 D v Penarol La Mesilla

55 . [49] … Herediano (CRC) … 4-1-1 … 0-0 D @ Cartagines

56 . [43] … Platense (HON) … 2-1-1 … 0-1 L @ Motagua

57 . [55] … Defence Force (TRI) … 10-0-0 F …

58 . [59] … Carolina RailHawks (USSFD2) … 9-7-8 … 2-1 W @ Tampa Bay, 2-3 L v Puerto Rico

59 . [56] … DC United (MLS) … 4-3-14 … 0-1 L @ Chivas USA

60 . [60] … Xinabajul (GUA) … 4-0-2 … 1-0 W v Suchitepequez

61 . [72] … Juventud Retalteca (GUA) … 3-1-2 … 3-1 W v Heredia

62 . [62] … Firpo (SLV) … 2-2-1 … 2-0 W v Atletico Balboa

63 . [67] … San Carlos (CRC) … 3-0-2 … 1-0 W v Perez Zeledon

64 . [77] … Malacateco (GUA) … 3-1-2 … 1-0 W v Mictlan

65 . [57] … Brujas (CRC) … 2-1-3 … 2-3 L @ Saprissa

66 . [61] … Alianza (SLV) … 2-3-0 … 2-2 D v Universidad de El Salvador

67 . [63] … Santos de Guapiles (CRC) … 2-3-1 … 1-1 D v Puntarenas

68 . [64] … Richmond Kickers (USL2) … 9-6-5 F … 1-2 L @ Charleston in Championship

69 . [65] … Heredia (GUA) … 2-2-2 … 1-3 L @ Juventud Retalteca

70 . [66] … Aguila (SLV) … 2-1-2 … 1-2 L @ FAS

71 . [68] … Deportes Savio (HON) … 1-2-1 … 1-1 D v Olimpia

72 . [69] … San Juan Jabloteh (TRI) … 4-3-3 F …

73 . [79] … Sporting San Miguelito (PAN) … 2-2-1 … 2-1 W v Plaza Amador

74 . [70] … Real Espana (HON) … 1-1-2 … 1-2 L v Victoria

75 . [85] … Chepo (PAN) … 2-2-1 … 3-0 W @ Atletico Veraguense

76 . [71] … Mictlan (GUA) … 3-1-2 … 0-1 L @ Malacateco

77 . [73] … FAS (SLV) … 1-1-3 … 2-1 W v Aguila, CCL 1-4 L @ Puerto Rico

78 . [92] … Once Municipal (SLV) … 2-2-1 … 2-1 W @ Isidro Metapan

79 . [75] … Xelaju (GUA) … 3-0-3 … 1-2 L @ Municipal

80 . [76] … Chorrillo (PAN) … 2-2-1 … 1-1 D @ Tauro

81 . [78] … Vista Hermosa (SLV) … 1-2-1 … Idle

82 . [80] … Puntarenas (CRC) … 2-1-3 … 1-1 D @ Santos de Guapiles

83 . [81] … Tampa Bay Rowdies (USSFD2) … 6-10-9 … 1-2 L v Carolina, 2-2 D v St Louis

84 . [82] … AC St Louis (USSFD2) … 5-8-11 … 2-2 D @ Tampa Bay

85 . [83] … Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL2) … 7-8-5 F …

86 . [840 … San Francisco (PAN) … 1-3-1 … 2-2 D @ Atletico Chiriqui

87 . [86] … W Connection (TRI) … 5-2-3 F …

88 . [87] … Ma Pau (TRI) … 4-5-1 F …

89 . [88] … Atletico Marte (SLV) … 1-1-2 … Idle

90 . [89] … Cartagines (CRC) … 1-3-2 … 0-0 D v Herediano

91 . [95] … Hispano (HON) … 0-2-2 … 0-0 D v Necaxa

92 . [90] … Limon (CRC) … 2-0-4 … 1-2 L @ Alajuelense

93 . [91] … Atletico Chiriqui (PAN) … 1-3-1 … 2-2 D v San Francisco

94 . [93] … Plaza Amador (PAN) … 1-1-3 … 1-2 L @ Sporting San Miguelito

95 . [94] … Crystal Palace Baltimore (USSFD2) … 6-6-13 … 0-3 L @ Portland

96 . [96] … NSC Minnesota (USSFD2) … 7-7-11 … Idle

97 . [97] … Miami FC Blues (USSFD2) … 3-8-13 … Idle

98 . [98] … Charlotte Eagles (USL2) … 5-7-8 F …

99 . [99] … Suchitepiquez (GUA) … 1-1-4 … 0-1 L @ Xinabajul

100 . [100] … Universidad de El Salvador (SLV) … 1-2-2 … 2-2 D @ Alianza

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