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Rankings Recap: Back to winning ways

FC Dallas moves up after a win at home over the weekend.

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FC Dallas moved up on a few boards after an impressive 2-1 win over Vancouver Whitecaps at home.

Here's the latest rankings from around the web:

Rank: 3 (Last week: 5)

Comment: Nobody's going to put that game into a time capsule, but FCD has a successful blueprint: Blas is the leader, Castillo provides the magic.


Rank: 3 (Last week: 3)

Comment: Blas Perez's early return from representing Panama at the Copa Centroamericana proved to be a boon for Dallas, as the FCD striker scored twice in his side's 2-1 win over Vancouver.

The win over a Western Conference rival solidified Dallas' grip on fourth place, with third now in its sights.

Sports Illustrated

Rank: 3 (Last week: 5)

Comment: After two straight losses, Óscar Pareja’s team got back on track with a home win over Vancouver. Blas Pérez scored both goals, including a looping cross from the right wing that sailed in untouched at the back post.

The Oregonian

Rank: 5 (Last week: 5)

Comment: Blas Perez's second goal was the game-winner in 2-1 win to snap a two-game losing streak, but it was his first goal that left tongues wagging. His ridiculous angle shot - about even with the six-yard line, he launched the shot(?) from the far right sideline and ball sailed over the head of Vancouver goalkeeper David Ousted and into the far left side netting.

Soccer America

Rank: 3 (Last week: 5)

Comment: Blas Perez scored an amazing goal from near the corner flag that made all the highlight reels but he got the winner in typical poacher’s fashion in a 2-1 defeat of Vancouver that edged FCD to within a point of third-place RSL in the Western Conference. Perez scored after a Michel free kick had triggered a scramble in the penalty area to reward a strong effort that featured several brazen runs by Fabian Castillo and more good work by rookie Tesho Akindele, who earned the decisive free kick and set up Perez with a vital touch.