Well we knew three straight losses would bring FC Dallas down in the Power Rankings but what about two straight wins? Most seem to echo similar thoughts on the matter in this week's rankings.
Comment: Pulled out of a three-game dip with a pair of pretty convincing wins over conference foes. The Power Rankings Politburo still feels, however, that FC Dallas need to find a target man who can fill the void left by Blas Perez's departure.
Comment: Not many teams can snap out of a losing skid as can FCD, which had lost three straight on the road (outscored, 8-0) prior to beating Portland and Seattle at home three days apart. Goals from two of the usual suspects, Mauro Diaz and Michael Barrios, sank the Sounders, yet defenders Ryan Hollingshead and Walker Zimmerman uprooted the Timbers after they’d stunned FCD by scoring in the third minute.
Comment: The Hoops truly are a different team at home than they are on the road, as evidenced by their six-point week after a three-game losing streak. Next up: back on the road for a game in New England.
Comment: Dallas’ Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde act continues, as it relates to form at home and form on the road. After three consecutive defeats that all took place away from home, FC Dallas returned to the cozy confines of Toyota Stadium and delivered two solid wins over Portland and Seattle this week.
Comment: FC Dallas followed up a losing streak with a bounce-back Cascadia double over the Timbers and Sounders. Concerns remain over the team’s road form, but FC Dallas is dominant enough at home to cruise past most teams.