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Rankings Recap: FC Dallas stumbles following loss

Some folks bumped FC Dallas down this week.

MLS: FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

The loss for FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake saw them get bumped down a bit in the latest Power Rankings from across the web. Here is what they had to say: Ranking: 2 (last week 1)

Comment: Still a bit flat in the post-Castillo era. Clearly Kellyn Acosta was not the answer on the wing, but the hunt for the treble must go on.

Soccer America Ranking: 1 (last week 1)

Comment: Only once before this season had FCD been beaten, 1-0, and it didn’t concede until the 78th minute, after several shots had been saved and Michael Barrios’ attempt had scraped the crossbar. No real cause for concern. Yet. Ranking: 4 (last week 1)

Comment: FCD lost for the first time in five weeks when they fell 1-0 at Real Salt Lake, a setback that comes just ahead of a busy week with trips to Nicaragua for the CONCACAF Champions League and Houston next weekend.

SBI Soccer Ranking: 1 (last week 1)

Comment: FC Dallas looked overwhelmed on the road against Real Salt Lake. The current Supporters’ Shield leaders were dominated in most measurable statistics as they lost the possession battle 66%-34%. Even worse was a passing accuracy that hovered around 60% over the course of the match. Still, they managed to hold Real Salt Lake at bay until Jamison Olave’s 78th minute winner. A double slate of action is on the agenda this week with a CCL match midweek followed by a trip to in-state Houston Dynamo on the weekend. Ranking: 2 (last week 1)

Comment: Rio Tinto Stadium is a tough place to play, but Dallas will still be coming home feeling like it missed an opportunity to get a point after a 1-0 loss on Saturday. This is the type of game where it actually hurts FCD to have such a multi-faceted attack, as it seemed there was no “go-to” option when the going got tough. Still, Dallas remains top of the league–and an MLS Cup favorite.