FC Dallas had to rally for a 2-2 home draw against the Timbers. A lot of rankings rewarded FCD for finding a way to stay unbeaten.
Comments: Dallas was close to being knocked off the perch for the first time this season, only to be saved by two equalizers against the Timbers. If it isn't already clear, it's going to take a lot to claim the No. 1 spot from this team.
Comments: FC Dallas fought back from a one-goal deficit twice in a 2-2 draw with the Portland Timbers, but they drop in the rankings thanks to Orlando's win. Oscar Pareja's team conceded twice in a game for the first time all season.
Comments: Despite a draw with Portland, Dallas’ sheen isn’t rubbing off. Still, plenty of fans in the could take umbrage with their top slot here, considering they’re sitting two points shy of the Western Conference-leading Timbers
Comments: Dallas didn’t look its best against Portland, but the team showed a lot of character to fight back from a losing position twice to get a point against a very good Western Conference rival. Dallas remains the only unbeaten side in the league and keeps on grinding out very respectable results. Its drop from the top of these rankings is mostly a product of Orlando’s red-hot form, but a draw at home didn’t help Dallas’s case as much as a win clearly would have.
Comments: Twice FC Dallas surrendered a lead against the Portland Timbers, and twice they battled back to earn equalizing goals. Ultimately the match ended in an indecisive 2-2 draw, but you have to beat the best to be the best, and FCD remain undefeated.
Comments: FC Dallas came from behind to secure a draw against western division heavyweights Portland and remain the only undefeated team in 2017.