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Recapping the Rankings: Where FC Dallas Landed After Week 12

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Some rankings still show FC Dallas on top, others were quick to drop the Hoops.

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

As you might expect it, the various Power Rankings this week are a bit of a mixed bag. But the overwhelming majority of the comments you'll see below is that people are finally respecting FC Dallas if they weren't already.

MLSSoccer.com

Rank 1 (Last week 1)

Comment: Admit it: You're mad that we still have them No. 1. But the thing is, up until the (questionable) red card, they had a legit shot in that game, on the road, while missing their best player (David Ferreira) and defender (George John), as well as a valuable starting midfielder (Andrew Jacobson). This team's for real, y'all.

ESPNFC

Rank: 3 (Last week 1)

Comment: Michel burnished his Newcomer of the Year credentials with an "Olimpico" goal plus an assist, but FCD's defense was a shambles in losing 4-2 to Seattle. London Woodberry struggled mightily but received little help from his fellow defenders.

Soccer America

Rank: 1 (last week 1)

Comment: FCD's nine-game unbeaten run ended in Seattle after its push for a second equalizer fizzled out when a careless elbow raised by Blas Perez caught an opponent in the face and prompted a red card. Midfielder Michel scored directly from a corner kick with a swerving shot just inside the far post after his free kick dropped for Kenny Cooper to head home.

Goal.com/Yahoo

Rank: 3 (Last week 1)

Comment: Consider the trip to CenturyLink Field a baptism of fire for the young FC Dallas rearguard.

SI.com

Rank: 1 (last week 1)

Comment: The Supporters' Shield front-runner took a step back for the first time in more than two months, having a nine-game unbeaten run go up in smoke against Seattle. Despite a spirited two-goal comeback -- and a fantastically placed Olimpico by Michel -- FCD just could not stop the Sounders after Blas Perez was controversially sent off. The club will have to go on without its Panamanian front man against San Jose for this weekend's clash.