Welcome to another week of the MLS Power Rankings. FC Dallas got a 0-0 draw at home against the visiting Seattle Sounders. The draw was seen as a complete disaster for slumping FCD, and they were dropped further down the ranking. It should be noted that the draw was seen as a success for the Sounders, and their high rankings were unaffected.
Comments: Something’s rotten in Frisco. Will it finally force Oscar Pareja to take a long look at his first-choice XI?
Comments: FC Dallas are eighth in the Western Conference after Saturday's 0-0 draw vs. Seattle. Eighth. They were in first place in July. There are simply no answers for what's going on in Big D.
Comments: FC Dallas will hope this draw against a tough Western Conference opponent serves as a stopgap to its sinking ship. They're now below the playoff red line.
Comments: The winless run is now nine, and the Shield holders now have slipped below the MLS playoff line. Times are desperate in Dallas. “We have to keep fighting. It’s what we are,” coach Oscar Pareja said. “The league is that tough. The league has become that hard for us this year.”
Comments: FCD plugged up its leaky defense – 12 goals allowed in the previous five games -- to post its first shutout in more than a month, but has itself failed to score five times during its nine-match winless skid. Out of the playoff tier on goal difference, it starts a run of three matches in eight days Saturday at Minnesota United.