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Power Rankings Round-Up: Week 12

21 May 2:50 pm

Power Rankings Round-Up: Week 12

By Beth Anne Carroll

After a disappointing 4-2 loss to Seattle over the weekend, this week’s power rankings are a mixed bag for FC Dallas. The continued absence of David Ferreira, George John, and Andrew Jacobson did not help the team’s case. FC Dallas dropped to #3 in multiple lists, but they did manage to hang on to the top spot in two power rankings heading into their home game against San Jose on Saturday.

 

FC Dallas stayed #1 in the league according to MLSsoccer.com:

Admit it: You're mad that we still have them No. 1. But the thing is, up until the (questionable) red card, they had a legit shot in that game, on the road, while missing their best player (David Ferreira) and defender (George John), as well as a valuable starting midfielder (Andrew Jacobson). This team's for real, y'all.

ESPN FC dropped FC Dallas to #3 because of the loss and had this to say:

Michel burnished his Newcomer of the Year credentials with an "Olimpico" goal plus an assist, but FCD's defense was a shambles in losing 4-2 to Seattle. London Woodberry struggled mightily but received little help from his fellow defenders.

The Sporting News/Goal.com also put FC Dallas at #3:

Consider the trip to CenturyLink Field a baptism of fire for the young FC Dallas rearguard.

Soccer America kept FC Dallas at #1:

FCD’s nine-game unbeaten run ended in Seattle after its push for a second equalizer fizzled out when a careless elbow raised by Blas Perez caught an opponent in the face and prompted a red card. Midfielder Michel scored directly from a corner kick with a swerving shot just inside the far post after his free kick dropped for Kenny Cooper to head home.

Lastly, in Yahoo Sports’ rankings, FC Dallas fell to #3:

I'm not going to bury the Dallas defense for being picked apart by Seattle. The Sounders have been in unbeatable form as of late.