Columbus Crew SC's Week 6 loss to the Chicago Fire in Bridgeview, Ill., caused the Black & Gold to drop a few spots in ESPN FC's weekly Power Rankings. Columbus' 3-2-1 record and Eastern Conference table-topping performances keep Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter's boys inside the top-10 for another week.
7. Columbus Crew SC (-3)
If not for Zack Steffen, Columbus might have taken a bigger beating on the road in its 1-0 loss to the Chicago Fire.
The Black & Gold return home for the first leg of the Trillium Cup against Toronto FC on April 15 for an 8 p.m. kickoff at MAPFRE Stadium. The match is the first Trillium Cup meeting of the year in the regular-season series that determines the victor of the trophy. The two teams will play on May 10 at MAPFRE Stadium before a May 26 clash at BMO Field. The Black & Gold have won the Trillium Cup six out of the nine years it has been contested. The two clubs began battling for the trophy during the 2008 campaign and the Black & Gold were victorious in the regular-season series for the first three years of Trillium Cup action.