Recapping the Rankings: Slipping Down

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The loss at Portland sees Dallas dip in the rankings.

As one might expect, FC Dallas dipped a little in the weekly Power Rankings across the internet. On the flip side the club still remains the top five of everyone's rankings.

Here is how the club fared this week.

MLSSoccer.com

Rank: 3 (last week 2)

Comment: Lost, and were outclassed. But thanks to another spectacular performance from Raúl Fernández, they had a legit chance at a point up until the final whistle. Very impressive, especially considering they were without all three of their target forwards.

Soccer America

Rank: 3 (last week 2)

Comment: Even by the stratospheric standards of Jeld-Wen Field, the roars and celebrations that saluted Nagbe's strike in the 53rd minute skewed off the scale. Rival keepers Donovan Ricketts and Raul Fernandez each had seven saves and FCD, even without Panama striker Blas Perez, could well have departed with a tie. This game showcased the league nicely to an ESPN audience that had just seen Brazil thump Japan in the Confederations Cup.

ProSoccerTalk

Rank: 2 (last week 1)

Comment: The team has three top-shelf strikers, but circumstance conspired to keep all three off the field for most of the 1-0 loss to Portland.

ESPNFC

Rank: 5 (last week 3)

Comment: Injury, international duty and a family emergency for Kenny Cooper all conspired to rob FC Dallas of any striking threat, yet Schellas Hyndman's side still made a game of it in Portland only to fall 1-0. Raul Fernandez put on a goalkeeping clinic.

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