A win typically helps a lot of things, one is certainly a boost in the various Power Rankings across the web. FC Dallas picked up their first win over the weekend against one of the league’s top teams, Nashville SC.
Here is a look at where things stand, plus some comments from those who provide them:
Comment: They’ve been playing well through their first three games, so it was about time they got three points. It’s even better those points came like in this fashion:
Alan Velasco could very well make an already decent team pretty good. Maybe really good. To the point where a lot of higher spending teams around the league might be asked exactly why they weren’t the ones to bring the 19-year-old to North America instead of whoever else, they brought in.
Comment: Nashville typically keeps everything tight and is quick to snuff out danger, which is what made much-heralded 19-year-old Alan Velasco’s 50-yard, crossfield run and finish such memorable icing on the cake that was Dallas’s 2-0 win.
Here are rankings for those who don’t leave comments:
- Jeff Sagarin
- Five Thirty Eight (Proj. points)
- Who Scored
- Sonny Moore Rankings
- Sports Club Stats
I’m sure there are others out that project and discuss things like this. Feel free to leave them in the comments below and I will try to add them next week. I do know some out there are either a week behind (US Soccer Players) or are behind a paywall (Soccer by Ives).