An Opening Match win saw the Columbus Crew climb in the Power Rankings across Soccer By Ives (SBIsoccer.com) and ESPN.com, while MLSsoccer.com kept the Crew in the same spot following Week 1.
Previous ranking: 8
"Lucas Zelarayan is a mouthful for some of us, but we better get used to saying his name. The Crew are big-timers now and Zelerayan is the Mannie Fresh of this new Ohio party. Week 1 or not, Columbus laid down a marker on its Eastern Conference intentions with Sunday's 1-0 win over NYCFC."
Soccer By Ives: 8th
Previous ranking: 13th
SBIsoccer.com gave Crew SC a bump for its 1-0 win against a highly-touted New York City FC team, but noted the 10-man NYCFC roster, hence no drop in the list for the Cityzens.
Previous ranking: 9th
"Take a bow, Lucas Zelarayan. The Crew’s new No. 10 opened his MLS account in style last weekend, supplying the game-winner via a left-footed curler against NYCFC. More of that, please."
Be sure to tune into the Crew's match at Seattle on March 7, as both ESPN.com & MLSsoccer.com have the Sounders at the top spot in their respective Power Rankings.