Here's the latest rankings from around the web:
Rank: 8 (Last week: 5)
Comment: This April slide doesn't feel quite as bad as what we've seen in the past, but Dallas are still finding new and inventive ways to shoot themselves in the foot. Friday's trip to Houston is a real litmus test.
Rank: 7 (Last week: 4)
Comment: Tough to say what cost Dallas more in its 1-1 draw with Colorado: Blas Perez's red card or Matt Hedges' injury-induced substitution. Regardless, Oscar Pareja was pleased to see Mauro Diaz back on the field and scoring a goal.
Rank: 8 (Last week: 4)
Comment: In a rematch of Dallas’ most embarrassing result this season, it fared a bit better the second time around but only took a point from the struggling Rapids.
Rank: 8 (Last week: 3)
Comment: FC Dallas may have faced the Colorado Rapids with 10 men for the final 30 minutes of this match, but they were pitiful overall.
Rank: 7 (Last week: 5)
Comment: FCD took another step away from back-to-back defeats in which it was outscored 7-1 by tying Colorado, 1-1, despite losing Blas Perez to a red card in the 59th minute.Fabian Castillo’s scorching runs are less predictable and more productive; his ball to Mauro Diaz deservedly earned FCD its goal. Dan Kennedy looked a little shaky in his return but that rust should shake off soon enough.
Rank: 8 (Last week: 5)
Comment: FC Dallas fared much better this weekend against a Rapids side that demolished them last time out, but if the Rapids are to join the league’s elite, the Rapids are the type of team that needs to be disposed of. That may have been done had Blas Perez kept his cool, as the Panamanian striker needs to stay on the field if FC Dallas are to continue taking down the opposition.
Rank: 9 (Last week: 7)
Comment: Tie on the road and you drop? When you had a bad team beaten at home –or at least struggling – and one of your veteran players gets himself sent for a needless shove? And that adds to the perception that Dallas is a red card waiting to happen? Mistakes like that are going to hold this team back. And the inability of anyone to effectively cover for Matt Hedges indicates that this team might be too thin to stay high in the standings. The return of Mauro Diaz might counterbalance that some, but only time will tell if that will be enough.