Welcome to another week of the MLS power rankings. Following their 3-1 road loss at the Philadelphia Union, and having been outscored 7-1 in their last two matches, this should be a tough read.
Comments: Start of a swoon or blip on the radar of a long season? That’s what FC Dallas supporters are asking themselves right now. Home against the Rapids ought to be three points, then it’s on to Kansas City and home to Houston. Those games ought to clear things up.
Comments: After a 3-1 loss in Philadelphia, Oscar Pareja's men have dropped two in a row and shipped seven goals in the process. Blip or worrying trend?
Comments: Things have gone a bit awry in Dallas the past few weeks. After last week’s 4-0 shellacking at the hands of the Vancouver Whitecaps, this week FC Dallas couldn’t get it done on the road against the Philadelphia Union. While the Union are difficult at home, it’s a match that Dallas needs to take points from in order to be true contenders in the West.
Comments: A change in goal -- Chris Seitz instead of Jesse Gonzalez -- failed to stem the torrent of goals conceded. FCD trailed, 2-0, midway through the first half and didn’t score until Michael Barrios netted in stoppage time. It has allowed 10 goals in the last four league matches.
Comments: The era of video assistant referees (VARs) has come to MLS, and FC Dallas was the first casualty. Still, the Union managed to score thrice.