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Rankings Recap: FC Dallas holding steady in most rankings

They're either high or in the middle of the table after 30 weeks.

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

We've taken the last couple weeks off from the Rankings Recap but we're back at it today. Interestingly enough, people either think pretty highly of FC Dallas right now or forget that they are near the top of the table.

Here are the latest rankings from around the web:

Rank: 3 (Last week: 2)

Comment: Bad 20 minutes, followed by a very good 70. Kellyn Acosta's absence has been felt acutely, and the return of both him and Mauro Diaz puts Dallas in a good spot to make a run at the Supporters' Shield.


Rank: 10 (Last week: 7)

Comment: FC Dallas was overrun in the midfield by the Galaxy on Sunday night, leading to a 3-2 loss. Oscar Pareja's team doesn't quit, however, and managed to make LA sweat anyway. That's a good trait to have, especially come playoff time.

Sports Illustrated: Planet Fútbol

Rank: 9 (Last week: 7)

Comment: Dallas hasn't had a very consistent lineup in the last two months, and it's showed with five losses in eight games since the start of August and form as streaky as Óscar Pareja's current selection is consistent.

Soccer America

Rank: 5 (Last week: 5)

Comment: A 3-2 loss at StubHub Center still leaves FCD with the second-best points-per-game mark (1.62) in the league and a shot at the Supporters' Shield, but it has lost five of the last eight while conceding 12 goals. It had conceded only two during the five-game winning streak that preceded the most recent octet. Mauro Diaz returned to the starting lineup after missing nearly two months with an injured quad and drew five fouls in his 78 minutes. Michael Barrios marked another solid game with a headed goal and Atiba Harris drilled a low shot into the corner to render the last five minutes -- plus stoppage time - rather nervous for the home team.