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Power Rankings: FC Dallas holds steady at the top

With a bye last week, most of the results went FCD’s way

MLS: New England Revolution at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas had last week off, so while there was movement all around them, FC Dallas stayed pretty much the same.

This week, we welcome The MLS Rankings of Power. A funny look at all things MLS, that strives not to take the rankings too seriously.


MLS - Ranking 1 (Last Week 1)

Comments: Got a nice long rest ahead of a huge CCL match against Pachuca. They should be ready to go on Tuesday night for one of the biggest games of their season.

SI Planet Futbol - Ranking 1 (Last Week 1)

Comments: FC Dallas was mercifully given Week 5 off ahead of its all-important trip to Pachuca in the CONCACAF Champions League on Tuesday. We’re not sure why Vancouver wasn’t afforded the same scheduling luxury, but we do know that none of the immediate contenders for FC Dallas’ place atop the rankings did enough to unseat it.

ESPNFC - Ranking 1 (Last Week 2)

Comments: Oscar Pareja's team moved its game against the Colorado Rapids in order to allow for CONCACAF Champions League prep in Mexico, where Dallas will face Pachuca in the second leg of the semifinals on Tuesday.

Goal - Ranking 1 (Last Week 1)

Comments: Oscar Pareja's side has led these rankings for the entire season thus far (and in the preseason). Is it getting boring? I doubt anyone in the Metroplex minds.

Once A Metro - Ranking 6 (last Week 4)

Comments: FCD's only crime is not having played a league game since March 18. To still be considered a top 10 team in these Rankings after two weeks without a match isn't a bad thing.

Soccer America - Ranking 1 (Last Week 1)

Comments: With its league match against Colorado postponed to accommodate a Concacaf Championship League semifinal series against Pachuca, FCD spent several days in Mexico acclimating to altitude and weather. It plays the second leg Tuesday holding a 2-1 lead.

The 18 - Ranking 1 (Acosta) (Last Week Acosta - 1)

We’ve never understood power rankings, especially when you can just look at the standings for an official, unarguable list of who’s the best (The Timber Joeys!) and who’s the worst (Kyle Beckerman's Roving Circus of Misfits!). So, with a desire to not do something so unnecessary and redundant, but rather create a new list that makes very little sense, we present: The MLS Rankings of Power.

Every week, we’ll update this monstrosity in the hope of finding the most powerful person, place or thing in the most major of major soccer leagues. Let us continue.

Comments: Kellyn Acosta climbed into the No. 1 spot last week after I promised that he would with a strong performance against Pachuca. He did that. FC Dallas were off this weekend, so his spot here remains entirely on tomorrow’s return leg in Mexico.

And next weekend, FC Dallas host Minnesota, so the Acosta hype train will surely gain some more momentum there.

Another strong Acosta performance in that match might lead to the addition of negative integers in this number line, that would powerful af.

The MLS Rankings of Power, previous weeks rankings:

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3