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Rankings Recap: FC Dallas Takes a Tumble

FCD's standing takes a hit after suffering a 4-0 loss in KC, adding to the current winless streak.

The team needs to come together to rebound from Week 13's bad result.
The team needs to come together to rebound from Week 13's bad result.
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After an impressive start to the season, FC Dallas has managed to turn their undefeated streak into a winless streak with a depressing 4-0 loss at Kansas City in Week 13. Every outlet dropped Dallas a spot or two or three in their Power Rankings. Below, we've summarized all of those in one spot. Do you think the comments are fair? How would you rate our team after their latest performance?

Here are the latest rankings from around the web:

Rank: 4 (Last week: 2)

Comment: In their last 10 games they're 3-4-3, and every time it looks like it's about to come together... it doesn't. Dallas gave themselves a nice cushion out of the gate, but have been mediocre ever since.


Rank: 7 (Last week: 4)

Comment: Teams are starting to target Zach Loyd on set pieces and he's getting overpowered. Colorado exploited the matchup last month through Dillon Powers, and this week it was Krisztian Nemeth of Kansas City. His red card capped off a miserable night. Something to ponder for manager Oscar Pareja.

Sports Illustrated: Planet Futbol

Rank: 7 (Last week: 5)

Comment: Dallas was on the receiving end of its second four-goal defeat of the season, but it was only 1-0 before Zach Loyd saw his second yellow card, just before halftime.

Bleacher Report

Rank: 5 (Last week: 4)

Comment: A crushing 4-0 defeat versus Sporting Kansas City on Friday extended FC Dallas' winless skid to three games. Dallas' best player, Fabian Castillo, wasn't available after he missed training last week, per Steve Hunt of the Dallas Morning News.

However, it wouldn't have made a difference for Dallas. Sporting KC was unstoppable going forward, although it was boosted by Zach Loyd's red card.

Krisztian Nemeth, Graham Zusi and Benny Feilhaber were pulling the strings in the final third throughout the game, and Dallas struggled to contain them.

Dallas was still hanging on with Loyd on the pitch, but the team fell apart after he received his second yellow card. It wasn't a great performance by Dallas even prior to the sending off. But the club is still in third place in the Western Conference, so it only slips one spot.

Soccer America

Rank: 4 (Last week: 3)

Comment: The red card to Zach Loyd in the 43rd minute didn't help FCD's cause but from the get-go SKC's players wore the look of men determined to atone for a 3-1 loss at FCD March 14. FCD was blanked for the second time in the last three games and in this encounter Tesho Akindele's attempt was the only one it put on frame.

Soccer By Ives

Rank: 8 (Last week: 5)

Comment: Doomed by a Zach Lloyd red card in an absolutely horrific loss to Sporting KC, FC Dallas are now winless in three. Friday's performance especially was a bit of a red flag, especially coming after a disappointing effort against the Impact the week prior. FC Dallas is now beginning to fall towards the pack after one of the league's hottest starts.

Soccer Information Network

Rank: 7 (Last week: 5)

Comment: When this team loses, it usually does so in spectacular fashion. Did they ever miss Fabian Castillo... Add into that the fact that Nemeth ate the Dallas defense for lunch, and you have the makings of a really poor result. Of all the red cards Dallas has gotten under Pareja, this is one that feels least like an issue - Loyd was just getting beat. The real concern, though, is that the road trip continues while the club continues to lose players to international duty.