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Rankings Recap: FC Dallas slides a bit after loss

After losing to Portland on the road, FCD moves down a few spots.

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It's the fifth week of power rankings in MLS. FC Dallas was still at the top of most rankings last week, but this week is a different story. After suffering their lost of the season, FCD slid down a few spots in most rankings.

Here's the latest rankings from around the web:

Rank: 3 (Last week: 1)

Comment: Got nothing through the middle, and were pretty clearly second best all night. When will Mauro Diaz get back, how long will it take for him to play like an MVP candidate again?


Rank: 5 (Last week: 1)

Comment: Mark July 25 on your calendars. That's the next time Dallas will play Portland, which saw some bad blood -- and some well-chronicled tissues -- emerge in FCD's 3-1 loss, its first of the season. The missing persons report on Mauro Diaz remains in force.

Sports Illustrated: Planet Futbol

Rank: 4 (Last week: 2)

Comment: In a tough Providence Park environment, Dallas stumbled for the first time this year, and manager Óscar Pareja showed his frustration in instigating a post-game fracas with opposite number Caleb Porter.

Soccer America

Rank: 5 (Last week: 1)

Comment: The post-match tissue toss between head coaches Caleb Porter and Oscar Pareja dominated the cyberspace aftermath of Portland’s first win and FCD’s first defeat by a 3-1 score. FCD, missing midfield maestro Mauro Diaz for a second straight game because of a leg injury, duly scored its set-play goal when Atiba Harris flicked Michel’s corner kick to the back post, where Tesho Akindele pounced to equalize. Harris had lost the mark on Portland’s first goal and for much of the game FCD was a step off the pace.

Soccer By Ives

Rank: 3 (Last week: 1)

Comment: FC Dallas went into the weekend unbeaten before falling to the Portland Timbers on Saturday night. Highlighted by Oscar Pareja’s now-famous tissue offering, the postgame theatrics masked what was FC Dallas’ first lackluster performance of the season.