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Power Rankings: FC Dallas on the rise

FCD continues to rise heading into the Gold Cup break.

MLS: Toronto FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome back to another week of Big D Soccer’s Power Rankings. Just a reminder that these rankings only take MLS games into account, so yesterday’s debacle does not count. Also, with the Gold Cup break upon us, many of the soccer sites have also taken a break from posting their MLS Power Ranking.

FCD enters the Gold Cup break with some really good momentum, following their 4-2 victory over visiting DC United. While DC United has been a mess all season, and a victory over DCU was expected, FCD still enters the break on a four game (2 wins/2 draws) unbeaten streak. FCD also enters the break on back to back wins, with the offense finally coming to life, as the team tallied seven goals combined in the back to back victories.

FC Dallas now sits 2nd in the Western Conference, just one point behind Sporting Kansas City, with 2 games in hand.

MLS - Ranking 4 (Last Week 4)

Comments: Two wins on the trot, and FCD still don't seem to be quite at full throttle yet. Those May wobbles have given way to a 3-1-2 run highlighted by that notable win over TFC. Is Mauro "Unicorn" Diaz about to catch fire?

Soccer America - Ranking 5 (Last Week 6)

Comments: Deprived of three starters by the Gold Cup, FCD still blew away D.C. by scoring four goals in 15 minutes either side of halftime. Atiba Harris started the barrage and Roland Lamah notched a pair sandwiched around Max Urruti’s team-leading 11th of the season. Close behind is Lamah with eight, half of which he’s netted in the last two games. He may be the solution to the scoring woes of Cristian Colman, who has yet to net in 551 minutes of action.

CSN Chicago - Ranking 3 (Last Week 4)

Comments: Dallas enters the Gold Cup break with some really good momentum. FCD beat then-Supporters’ Shield leading Toronto before brushing aside D.C. United 4-2 on the Fourth of July. Dallas is within reach of Western Conference-leading Sporting Kansas City and has two games in hand.

Onefootball - Ranking 2 (Last Week 3)

Comments: Ronald Lamah continues to answer the call for Dallas in the absence of several key players. The Belgian’s brace means he now has eight goals in his last seven games

CBS Sports - Ranking 3 (Last Week 4)