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Power Rankings: Where FC Dallas stands at the break

The rankings took a week off for the Gold Cup, so here is how FCD stands at the midway point in the season.

MLS: U.S. Open Cup-FC Dallas at Sporting KC Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome back to another week of MLS Power Rankings. This week we look back to see where FC Dallas currently stands at the break.

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?

Goal - Ranking 5 (Last Week 4)

Comments: Another solid defensive team that should be scoring more than it does, Dallas has still managed to keep itself within striking distance of the upper echelon.

ESPNFC - Ranking 4 (Last Week 5)

Comments: Without their leader in the midfield and their best defender, FC Dallas handled the TFC 3-1 at Toyota Field. Something to build on.

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.

The Score - Ranking 5 (Last Week 6)

Comments: FC Dallas flexed its muscles against the league's top team and with a comprehensive win over Toronto, Dallas enjoyed a bump up here, too.

Once A Metro - Ranking 10 (Last Week 13)

Comments: Clearing the way for Chicago to knock TFC off the top of the table, FCD grabbed just its second win in its last nine league games.

Stumptown Footy - Ranking 6 (Last Week 7)

Comments: Roland Lamah nabbed a first half brace, and Maxi Urruti put the game to bed in the 78th minute matching his career high for goals in an MLS season with 10 (although it has taken him 150 more minutes to reach 10 in 2017 than it did in 2014 with Portland). He also matched his career high for assists with his 4th one of the season, matching his total from 2016. Dallas did this without Matt Hedges or Kellyn Acosta, who were both on national team duty.

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