Last week's 1-1 draw at Seattle gave the Crew a bump in the latest polls on MLSsoccer.com & Soccer By Ives (SBIsoccer.com), while ESPN.com sent the Crew down two spots heading into Week 3.
Previous ranking: 3rd
"Who's ready for some pretty team goals? The Crew is already setting a standard for putting together team moves that end up in the net. You'll have to take our word for it that we had Gyasi Zardes down for a big year in our Big Book of Predictions. It's leather-bound and written in calligraphy."
Soccer By Ives: 7th
Previous ranking: 8th
After starting the season at 13th, Ives gave Crew SC another bump to 7th overall while jumping over NYCFC, who the Crew topped 1-0 on March 2.
Previous ranking: 9th
"The Crew could have earned all three points in Seattle, which is a testament to how far they’ve come since last season. Expectations surrounding Caleb Porter’s group have seriously shifted."
Up next, the Crew host Real Salt Lake on March 14 at MAPFRE Stadium at 5 p.m. ET.