Rankings recap: FC Dallas Lose Fourth in a Row

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FC Dallas lost two games this week and are falling in the power rankings.

Week ten wasn't kind to FC Dallas. FCD lost both games on the road to Seattle and San Jose. Now they set their eyes on Chivas USA. This will be the second time FCD will play CUSA and they're hoping for the same result.

Are these rankings right about FCD? Where do you think the Hoops belong? Which team surprised you?

MLSSoccer.com

Rank: 8 (Last week: 6)

Comment: Yeah, look at that last five. It's starting to feel a lot like 2013 in Big D.

ESPN FC

Rank: 10 (Last week: 7)

Comment: The chances Dallas squandered in losing 2-1 to 10-man San Jose had to be seen to be believed, but that's precisely what happened. Never a deep team to begin with, FCD is feeling the effects of missing starters like Mauro Diaz and George John.

Sports Illustrated: Planet Futbol

Rank: 8 (Last week: 6)

Comment: After a pair of 2-1 losses, questions are starting to creep up about whether Oscar Pareja's Dallas side will fade after a strong start, just as Schellas Hyndman's did last year. After jumping to the top of the table at the beginning, Dallas is now a .500 team.

ProSoccerTalk

Rank: 10 (Last week: 5)

Comment: With six teams playing twice last week, the swings on this chart are more drastic than usual. Dallas's fall, however, is primarily due to its weekend result. A one-goal loss at Seattle wouldn't have spurred a drop, but the team's inability to get a result at San Jose despite playing up a man highlighted their post-Mauro Diaz problems.

Dallas Morning News

Rank: 8 (Last week: 9)

Comment: Wait, what? They lose their third and fourth games in a row, and ANOTHER key midfielder to injury, and you move them UP? What are you thinking? Great question. This team keeps on taking hits and keeps on playing tough teams really well. And if they had to play any of the teams below them right now, this writer says they win the game on a neutral field, even with the injuries to Diaz and Thomas. They really are that deep. The loss to DC was their only real forgettable game, and indications are that it was a real wake up call. The others were matches where they played their system and had a few communication issues at the back that good teams made them pay for. That is going to happen. But this team has the roster to keep plugging away and making teams earn any goal they get.

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