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Rankings Recap: FC Dallas flying high

FC Dallas is still at the top after three weeks.

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It's the third week of power rankings. FC Dallas was at the top of some boards last week. Now, almost all have FCD at the top.

Here's the latest rankings from around the web:

Rank: 1 (Last week: 1)

Comment: They aren't humming along like a well-oiled machine just yet, but they keep piling up points. It'll be interesting to see what tweaks Oscar Pareja makes in the coming weeks to get Mauro Diaz more involved.


Rank: 1 (Last week: 1)

Comment: FCD's penchant for punishing mistakes was on full display in its 2-0 win against Philadelphia. The 12-pass sequence that led to Ryan Hollingshead's goal was a textbook example of how to play while a man up. Dallas remains the only MLS club with a perfect record.

Sports Illustrated: Planet Futbol

Rank: 1 (Last week: 1)

Comment: Dallas is the only MLS team on maximum points after its win over the Union and D.C.’s loss to the Red Bulls, but beware Dallas’ propensity to start fast and fizzle.


Rank: 1 (Last week: N/A)

Comment: Oscar Pareja is off to a hot start in his second season in charge of FCD, rolling off a trio of wins. Up next? An early litmus test against a Seattle side which has been licking its wounds through a bye week.

Soccer America

Rank: 1 (Last week: 2)

Comment: Frustrated by his team’s stagnant attack in the first half against Philly, head coach Oscar Pareja brought Ryan Hollingshead off the bench. His energy livened up FCD’s attack and helped exploit a man advantage by which Tesho Akindele and Hollingshead scored the goals in a 2-0 victory. It’s early days, yet already FCD has a plus-five goal difference.

Soccer By Ives

Rank: 3 (Last week: 4)

Comment: FC Dallas has thrived early, establishing itself as the league’s most dominant side through three weeks. The club has been spectacular on both the attacking and defensive ends, having scored six goals while only conceding one. Week 4 presents a major test, though, in the form of the reigning Supporters’ Shield winners.