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02 April 12:55 pm

After beating the New England Revolution, 1-0, on Saturday, FC Dallas has climbed two more spots in MLSsoccer.com's Power Rankings to the fifth spot. The club has been ranked as low as 15th in the league's power rankings after the loss to Chivas USA in Week 2, but since FC Dallas has made its run to the top of the league standings the team has moved up 10 spots. 

You can see the full MLSsoccer.com Power Rankings here.

Other sites have FC Dallas ranked higher. Sport's Illustrated ranked FCD fourth, while Bleacher Report put the club in second place and Yahoo! Sports and ESPN FC both have FC Dallas ranked as number one.

What do you think? Where should FC Dallas be in the MLS Power Rankings?

30 March 5:54 pm

Full match highlight from FC Dallas' 1-0 win over the New England Revolution.

SAVE: Great buildup by FC Dallas ends with Revs GK Bobby Shuttleworth blocking David Ferreira's shot on goal.

SAVE: Raul Fernandez pushes Jerry Bengtson's header over the crossbar to keep the match level.

CALLED BACK: Kenny Cooper's second half goal is ruled offside.

SAVE: Fernandez comes up big on Juan Toja point blank.

GOAL: Blas Perez heads home the late winner for FC Dallas.

27 March 2:12 pm

MLSsoccer.com's Greg Lalas breaks down Fabian Castillo's game-winning goal against Real Salt Lake in this week's Anatomy of a Goal:

27 March 11:40 am

FC Dallas players Jackson and Fabian Castillo were named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week for Week 4. This is Jackson's second time this season - and second straight week - to be named to the Team of the Week, and the first for Castillo in 2013. You can read Nicholas Rosano's explanations of why they made the cut below:

MF: Jackson (FC Dallas) – Worked tirelessly as usual up and down the flanks, and his hard work and pressure were rewarded when he stripped Josh Saunders for Dallas' second goal. Also fed Fabián Castillo on the FCD opener.

MF: Fabián Castillo (FC Dallas) – At his electric best in Dallas' win over RSL on Saturday. Torched Lovel Palmer and fired an unusual but effective high, near-post shot to open the scoring.

See the full Team of the Week here.

What do you think? Should any other FC Dallas players have made the cut this week for their performance against Real Salt Lake?

26 March 2:54 pm

For the second straight week, three FC Dallas players made the Castrol Index Weekly Top 20 Performers list following FCD's 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake in Week 4. Last week it was Dallas' three goalscorers; George John, Andrew Jacobson and Kenny Cooper. This week goalkeeper Chris Seitz claimed the number four spot after posting a shutout in his 2013 debut; midfielder Jackson checks in at number five after registering an assist and a goal in the win; and center back Matt Hedges' lunging block of what surely would've been Devon Sandoval's game-tying goal in the 77th minute landed him at number 12.

Castrol Index Week 4 Top 20 Performers

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Opponents Points
1 Jack McBean Forward LA Galaxy 90 Colorado Rapids 1,696
2 Jon Busch Goalkeeper San Jose Earthquakes 90 Seattle Sounders 1,485
3 Matt Reis Goalkeeper New England Revolution 90 Sporting KC 1,484
4 Chris Seitz Goalkeeper FC Dallas 90 Real Salt Lake 1,313
5 Jackson Midfielder FC Dallas 90 Real Salt Lake 1,258
6 Troy Perkins Goalkeeper Montreal Impact 90 New York Red Bulls 1,207
7 Clinton Irwin Goalkeeper Colorado Rapids 90 LA Galaxy 1,146
8 Josh Williams Defender Columbus Crew 90 D.C. United 1,138
9 Tyson Wahl Defender Columbus Crew 90 D.C. United 1,123
10 Warren Creavalle Defender Houston Dynamo 90 Vancouver Whitecaps 1,115
11 Ben Speas Midfielder Columbus Crew 88 D.C. United 1,081
12 Matt Hedges Defender FC Dallas 90 Real Salt Lake 1,070

You can see the full Castrol Index Week 4 Top 20 Performers here.

26 March 11:36 am

For the second week in a row, FC Dallas has climbed four spots in MLSsoccer.com's Power Rankings. FCD was ranked at number seven for Week 4, following a 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas Stadium over the weekend.

Despite the fact that FC Dallas currently sits in first place in the Western Conference standings, the Power Rankings Politburo put six teams ahead of FCD - three of which play in the West.

You can see the full MLSsoccer.com Power Rankings here.

What do you think? Should FC Dallas have pulled a higher number this week? Let us know in the comments section below.

23 March 10:56 pm

Full match highlights: FC Dallas 2, Real Salt Lake 0.

SAVE: Chris Seitz stops Luis Gil point blank.

SAVE: Great build up by FC Dallas results in goal-line clearance by Nat Borchers.

GOAL: Fabian Castillo roofs a shot past Josh Saunders from a tight angle.

SAVE: Matt Hedges deflects Devon Sandoval's sure-goal out of play.

GOAL: Jackson hustles to take the ball off Saunders' feet and into the net.

20 March 8:44 am

FC Dallas defender George John and midfielder Jackson were named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week for Week 3. Along with second-year center back Matt Hedges (Week 1), they're the only FC Dallas players to make MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week in the young 2013 season. You can read Nicholas Rosano's explanations of why they made the cut below:

DF: George John (FC Dallas) – Opened the scoring in Dallas' 3-2 victory over in-state rivals Houston, and did well to put out any and all fires that sprung up near him.

MF: Jackson (FC Dallas) – One of the most dangerous men on the field in Dallas' 3-2 win over Houston. His speed and skill caused plenty of issues for Houston, and he had what would have been a Goal of the Week-worthy strike called off by a controversial offside flag.

See the full Team of the Week here.

What do you think? Should any other FC Dallas players have made the cut this week for their performance against the Houston Dynamo?

19 March 5:24 pm

After beating the Houston Dynamo 3-2 on Sunday in the Texas Derby presented by Novo Nordisk, FC Dallas has climbed four spots in the MLSsoccer.com Power Rankings. FCD landed at number 11 in the rankings for Week 3, up from 15th after Week 2.

You can take a look at the full Power Rankings and see what the MLSsoccer.com Politburo had to say about FCD's Week 3 performance here.

What do you think of FC Dallas' new spot in the Power Rankings? Is it a fair spot or should the team be higher up?

19 March 1:46 pm

All three FC Dallas players who scored in the club's weekend win over the Houston Dynamo broke into the Top 10 of the Weekly Castrol Index for Week 3. Center back George John claimed the highest spot among FC Dallas players at number five, just ahead of forward Kenny Cooper at number six. Midfielder Andrew Jacobson landed at number nine, rounding out the trio of Dallas goalscorers.

Castrol Index Week 3 Top 10 Performers

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Opponent Points
1 Marco Di Vaio Forward Montreal Impact 90 Toronto FC 1,359
2 Jack McInerney Forward Philadelphia Union 87 New England 1,341
3 Bill Hamid Goalkeeper D.C. United 90 NY Red Bulls 1,310
4 Graham Zusi Midfielder Sporting Kansas City 90 Chicago Fire 1,254
5 George John Defender FC Dallas 90 Houston Dynamo 1,199
6 Kenny Cooper Forward FC Dallas 90 Houston Dynamo 1,193
7 Gláuber Defender Columbus Crew 90 SJ Earthquakes 1,078
8 Luis Robles Goalkeeper NY Red Bulls 90 D.C. United 1,058
9 Andrew Jacobson Midfielder FC Dallas 90 Houston Dynamo 1,029
10 Thierry Henry Forward NY Red Bulls 90 D.C. United 1,028

See the full Castrol Index Weekly Top 20 rankings here.