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Recapping The Rankings: Finishing Up June

FC Dallas holding down the four spot in most rankings this week.


FC Dallas earned another come from behind draw in Week 18 against the Philadelphia Union, this time on the road. Here is how they ended up in the various Power Rankings across the web. Also, lots of folks talking up Walker Zimmerman who is slowly building his case for Rookie of the Year (yep, I'm a total homer when I say that and I don't even care).

Rank: 4 (last week 4)

Comment: So do we praise them for going on the road and gutting out a draw, or do we crush them for needing an insane amount of stoppage to do so despite a favorable matchup? Pretty sure we praise them - they were missing some big pieces, after all.

Rank: 5 (last week 5)

Comment: FCD was on the receiving end of a month's worth of dubious calls, including what looked to be a goal by Blas Perez that was judged to have not crossed. Yet Dallas still found a way to escape Philly with a 2-2 draw thanks to Perez's equalizer.

Soccer By Ives

Rank: 3 (last week 4)

Comment: Collapsed in the second half in their U.S. Open Cup loss to Portland, but showed great heart to overcome a red card and questionable no-goal ruling to earn a late draw vs. the Philadelphia Union. Walker Zimmerman is looking good as a rookie centerback, while Raul Fernandez continues to state his case for a place on the MLS All-Star Team.

Soccer America

Rank: 3 (last week 4)

Comment: Blas Perez's goal in stoppage time deprived the Union of a franchise-record third straight victory and gave FC Dallas its second straight tie. FCD came back twice to get the point; Walker Zimmerman's second goal of the year matched an opening goal by Amobi Okugo, and Perez scored after Aaron Wheeler had restored the Union's lead in the 87th minute. Philly is 2-0-2 in its last four games.

Sports Illustrated

Rank: 4 (last week 4)

Comment: Dallas was moments away from being robbed of a deserved draw before David Ferreira's blind flick found Blas Perez by the goalpost for the game-tying header in the club's 2-2 result with the Philadelphia Union. Dallas did not win in June, going 0-1-3, with late heroics providing single points in each of the last two matches. Rookie Walker Zimmerman did the honors against Sporting KC in the previous week and added his second career goal against the Union.