There were surprises galore in MLS week 8, but one constant remained: Los Angeles-based teams kept on winning.
Both Los Angeles FC and the LA Galaxy delivered big wins against top competition to solidify their standing as the top two teams in Major League Soccer. LAFC's thrashing of the previously-unbeaten Seattle Sounders cemented its status as the league's top dog, while the Galaxy fended off the Houston Dynamo to run their league-best winning streak to five matches.
The rest of the league's week 8 slate was filled with surprises, from San Jose's thrashing of Sporting Kansas City to New York City FC's shutout win on the road against D.C. United. The various surprise results helped shake things up in the latest Goal MLS Power Rankings, particularly at the bottom.
Here are Goal's MLS Power Rankings after week 8 action: