The season is back in Major League Soccer which means the various power ranking polls are also returning to form.
After one week of action, the few polls out there aren’t too high on what FC Dallas was able to do against Real Salt Lake in the 1-1 draw. It is still early on, which means there is plenty of time for improvement.
MLSSoccer.com (This week: 18, Last Week: 13)
Comment: Was the draw against RSL a hangover from getting knocked out of the CCL earlier in the week, or part of the malaise that derailed their 2017 season? Oscar Pareja will get some time to regroup his team before they’re back in action, and they could probably use the time.
ESPNFC (This week: 18, Last Week: 14)
Comment: Oscar Pareja’s side came up against a good goalkeeping performance and its own wastefulness in front of goal. The single point isn’t good enough but FC Dallas will count itself lucky that a point was earned at all.
Soccer America (This week: 19 ,Last week: 18)
Comment: Late own goal rescued a point after FCD reeled off a fair number of shots.