MLS Power Rankings: ESPN ranks FC Cincinnati second-to-last


FC Cincinnati hasn't had an ideal start to their season; however, it should be taken into account that they've played the reigning MLS champions in Atlanta and a perennially elite team in Seattle. Coming out of their first two games with a single point is an accomplishment.

That said, it didn't matter much to ESPN, who ranked the first-year club second-to-last in the season's second weekly power rankings.

Here's what national soccer writer Jason Davis had to say about FCC.
A point! The new kids on the block, smack in the middle of a rough road trip to start life in Major League Soccer after the short run-up to that start, snatched a point from the defending champs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. FCC engaged with the enemy and got an immediate contribution from new signing Kenny Saief. Next up: THE HOME OPENER(cue dramatic music).
What doesn't make sense is how Davis ranked two teams that have played easier competition and have yet to draw a single point ahead of FCC.

It should also be mentioned again that FC Cincinnati escaped a game at Seattle (ranked second) and at Atlanta (ranked seventh) with a point. Those were two hard-fought games against a couple of the league's best teams.

Now, it's time for Portland.

The lionhearted will play the Timbers, a team also 0-1-1. With over 30,000 expected for their home opener, this will be FCC's best chance to secure three points as the Timbers defense has already given up seven goals in a mere two games.

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