That's what has the Galaxy and Union heading in opposite directions in the latest Goal MLS power rankings, with the Union reaching a new high after an impressive road win against Toronto FC. The LA Galaxy's defensive struggles continued in their third straight loss, while their attack also stalled out, marking the first time all season the Galaxy were shut out at home.
The Union's 2-1 road win against Toronto FC helped Jim Curtin's squad stay in first place in the East, extending their winning streak to thiree matches and unbeaten run to five.
The only team in the league with a longer winning streak is Atlanta United, which posted a pair of shutout victories to climb up the East standings and extend their winning streak to four matches. The reigning MLS Cup champions suddenly find themselves just six points out of first place in the East, with two games in hand.
Out West, the Vancouver Whitecaps are quietly start to climb out of a rough start to the season, posting their second straight victory by topping Cascadia rival Portland.
Here are Goal's MLS Power Rankings after week 11 action: