We had to know it wouldn't take long for people to begin dropping FC Dallas in their weekly Power Rankings. The schedule is tougher, players are injured or called into international duty, or whatever. The fact of the matter is, people are taking note at the fewer wins that the club is earning at the moment.
Mostly everyone has caught up to what Montreal is doing at the moment. To be fair, I can't blame them.
Here is how things landed after Week 14.
Rank: 2 (Last week 1)
Comment: Dallas are never going to win many admirers for how they play, but they probably care more about winning points instead. And it's proved to be damn effective, especially since they have a pair of big-name players - Blas Pérez and David Ferreira - who live up to their billing every time they put on the uniform.
Rank: 3 (last week 3)
Comment: FCD secured an impressive road point at Colorado, coming back twice from a goal down thanks to Blas Perez. A bye next weekend should allow more of Dallas' injured players the chance to get back to full fitness.
Comment: A wild sequence at Dick's Sporting Goods Park resulted in a well-taken brace by Blas Perez and allowed FC Dallas to twice come back from one-goal deficits to salvage a draw in its 2010 MLS Cup final rematch with the Colorado Rapids. FCD's pace has slowed considerably, with the club having just two wins in the last six games, but Schellas Hyndman's side continues to find a way to make the points add up. It remains atop the Western Conference standings.
Rank: 2 (last week 1)
Comment: Western leader FC Dallas rallied twice from one-goal deficits imposed by the Rapids' Atiba Harris with goals by Blas Perez; the 2-2 result gave FCD its third tie in the last six games. The Rapids are 3-0-3 in their last six.