Recapping The Rankings: Frustrating Fire Failure

We are just as baffled as you are, Jackson. - Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas has officially been eliminated from playoff contention.

When a home team does not show up early in big games, they do not deserve to make it to the playoffs. FC Dallas had back to back home games that they had to win. What happens in both games? The Hoops come out flat and fall in both matches in front of the FCD faithful.

MLSSoccer.com

Rank: 16 (last week 16)

Comment: The second half of this season turned into one of the biggest collapses in league history.

ESPNFC.com

Rank: 16 (last week 16)

Comment: FCD's epic collapse from playoff contention, thanks to a 2-9-8 run, is now complete thanks to its home loss to Chicago. The big question now is will Schellas Hyndman's long relationship with owner Clark Hunt be enough for him to keep his job.

Sports Illustrated

Rank: 16 (last week 16)

Comment: Kenny Cooper did what he could to keep FC Dallas' faint playoff hopes alive, but the club has nobody to blame but itself for falling behind 3-0 at home to Chicago with its season on the line. Officially eliminated from playoff contention, FCD is left wondering what could have -- and perhaps should have -- been after starting the season 7-1-3 and looking like a bona fide contender.

Bleacher Report

Rank: 16 (last week 16)

Comment: The remaining playoff dreams of FC Dallas came burning down to the ground on Saturday night as they lost to Chicago. Schellas Hyndman's club conceded three consecutive goals to start the match before Kenny Cooper tried to save the day with a second-half brace. Cooper's efforts went to waste as the Hoops failed to find an equalizing goal that would have kept them alive for another week.

Soccer America

Rank: 16 (last week 16)

Comment: Kenny Cooper's two goals led a commendable fight-back from a 3-0 deficit but a fourth loss in the last five games officially confirmed FCD's exclusion from the postseason. Who will take the fall for a drastic plummet after topping the overall standings in mid-June?

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