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Rankings Recap: Road win pushes FC Dallas forward

Goals from Tesho and Fabian help boost FCD up the rankings.

MLS: FC Dallas at New England Revolution Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Road wins. You gotta love them. FC Dallas picked up a 4-2 win on Saturday night in New England, which naturally means the latest Power Rankings saw them go back up for a second straight week. Ranking: 3 (last week 6)

Comment: No Mauro Diaz, no Maxi Urruti, no Matt Hedges and an early injury to Michael Barrios? No problem. Dallas have answers in depth, most notably jack-of-all trades attacker Tesho Akindele.

Soccer America Ranking: 2 (last week 3)

Comment: Lacking evidence to the contrary it can be assumed FC is destined to be the streaky team of 2016. A dismantling of the Revs for a third straight win follows three straight losses that were preceded by a six-game unbeaten streak (win, win, tie, tie, win, win). Atiba Harris' goal late in the first half tied the match, 2-2, Fabian Castillo chased a long ball over the top to slot the winner, and Tesho Akindele notched his second goal in the final minute. Ranking: 3 (last week 5)

Comment: Without Mauro Diaz, FC Dallas earned a big road win - their first of the year - over the wasteful, mistake prone Revolution. Ranking: 6 (Last week 8)

Comment: Dallas' rough stretch appears to be over, as Oscar Pareja's side kept last week's good results going with a 4-2 win at New England. The win is much needed for a Dallas team that struggles away from home and that it was achieved despite being down 2-1 within 30 minutes says a lot about the team's mentality.

SBI Soccer Ranking: 2 (last week 3)

Comment: Following a slight hiccup over the past month, FC Dallas appears to be back on track. Saturday’s win over the Revs showed the best of the FC Dallas attack, especially given the fact that they were 2-1 down. Saturday’s win also eased some concerns regarding the team’s road form ahead of a visit to the Earthquakes this weekend.