FC Dallas defeated the top team in MLS coming into this past weekend, but the 3-1 victory over visiting Toronto, was not as big a boost as you might expect.
Not all sites posted rankings this week, so some regular rankings will be noticeably absent.
Comments: Mauro Diaz is back and suddenly all their other attacking players are better. Funny how that works, isn't it?
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.
Comments: The acquisition of Roland Lamah has been a bit of a disappointment, yet he scored twice in the first 21 minutes to set in motion a convincing FCD victory. Max Urruti’s goal, which produced the final scoreline, is his 10th of the season. He also assisted on Lamah’s opener in the fifth minute.
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.
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.
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.