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Rankings Recap: FC Dallas on the rise again following win

FC Dallas picked up three points and some positive comments.

MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

We’re zeroing in at the one-third point in the season for FC Dallas and the club is still swimming along nicely here after a 3-2 win over the LA Galaxy on Saturday. FCD are still the top defensive team in MLS despite the two goals given up and folks are happy to see the offense come alive this past weekend. (This week: 6, Last Week: 8)

Comment: The Galaxy made it interesting, but FC Dallas showed their team chemistry was worlds ahead in a 10-man win. Mauro Diaz garnered the headlines, as he should, but Maxi Urruti did his thing yet again, and the opposing defense could not stop it, even if they’ve clearly seen plenty of tape on where he likes to shoot.

ESPNFC (This week: 9, Last Week: 12)

Comment: Two weeks and four points from matches against the Los Angeles sides means FC Dallas now has an unbeaten run. Mauro Diaz proved his worth with a pair of assists on his return from a short injury layoff.

Soccer America (This week: 8, Last week: 8)

Comment: It’s a cliché to say the real Mauro Diaz finally showed up, but there were glimpses of the magic as FCD prevailed. He assisted on all three goals -- one by Max Urruti, two by Roland Lamah -- in his first start after four games on the bench. Speaking of starts, Kellyn Acosta got his first of 2018.