After a nice 3-0 win at home last weekend, FC Dallas got the much needed bump in the latest Power Ranking polls across the web. A second win this weekend against Portland could easily see the team crack the top ten in these three rankings next week.
MLSSoccer.com (This week: 13, Last Week: 18)
Comment: Clint Dempsey’s arm gave FC Dallas a boost, and the hosts took full advantage against a reeling Sounders side. Roland Lamah entered the season with many projecting him on the bench, but his production leaves Oscar Pareja no choice but to start him.
ESPNFC (This week: 16, Last Week: 20)
Comment: A win at home over the Sounders means the season is now out of the gates in Frisco. The confidence coming out of the game might be more important than the three points.
Soccer America (This week: 11, Last week: 19)
Comment: All is not yet well in Big D, but a pair of goals by Roland Lamah is more encouraging than his 10-game goalless start to the 2017 season.