Welcome to another week of the MLS Power Rankings. It was a rough week for FCD, who blew a 3-1 home lead against Houston, settling for a 3-3 draw, then went to Columbus and lost 2-1. That’s a 6 game winless streak, and for some of us, the month of August just can’t come to an end quick enough.
Comments: If you’re a Dallas fan who’s not nervously tugging at their collar right now, we applaud your optimism. This team has the talent to contend, but do they have the mental resilience?
Comments: No playoffs for FC Dallas if the season ended Monday. Now winless in six after a 3-3 draw to Houston and 2-1 loss at Columbus.
Comments: A header by Walker Zimmerman cut the deficit in Columbus to no avail; Houston scored twice within 15 minutes to wipe out a 3-1 lead established with goals by Tesho Akindele, Maynor Figueroa, and Max Urruti. FCD hasn’t won in its last six games, and caused a lot of its own problems against Houston with defensive miscues by Matt Hedges, among others.
Comments: It is truly alarming to see how far Dallas has fallen in the last several weeks. At one point, it was challenging Toronto for the Supporters’ Shield. Now, it’s out of playoff position. This week Dallas gave up a 3–1 home lead in a 3–3 draw against Houston, then traveled to Columbus and lost. Dallas hasn’t won since July 22.
Comments: FC Dallas has slipped out of the Western Conference playoff spots amid a poor run of form, and if it continues the club will drop out of our top 10, too.
Comments: What has happened to FC Dallas? The 2-1 defeat to Columbus means they’re now winless in six and — would you believe it — currently out of the play-off places in the Western Conference.