Power Rankings: Week 29 Roundup

Well, it’s a quite an imperfect 10. Yep, 10.

Ten games without a win for FC Dallas. That’s not just painful to write it is, objectivity be damned, unbelievable.

As you can imagine FC Dallas has plunged in the various MLS Power Rankings.

It’s a busy week for Dallas: a Wednesday matchup at Toyota Stadium against Colorado before the club leaves Thursday for a trip to Florida where it will play Orlando City in the Theme Park Capital of the World.

Here’s a look where all three teams stand in the latest Power Rankings Roundup.


1. Toronto FC (no change)
2. Atlanta United FC (+2)
3. Sporting Kansas City (+2)
4. New York City FC (-1)
5. Seattle Sounders (-2)

18. FC Dallas (-1) - Everyone is running out of words to describe this team's horrific fall. Its defending on Saturday was abysmal. Is coach Oscar Pareja on the hot seat?
20. Orlando City SC (-2) - Did it ever look like Orlando had a chance in Portland on Sunday night? That 3-0 loss could have been much worse.
21. Colorado Rapids (no change) - There was decent fight from the Rapids in the 2-1 loss in Vancouver, but just not enough quality, especially up front.

The Score

1. Toronto FC (no change)
2. New York City FC (no change)
3. Atlanta United FC (+3)
4. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (+1)
5. Sporting Kansas City (+2)

16. FC Dallas (-3) - It's all gone downhill for FC Dallas, now well and truly out of a playoff berth at eighth in the West. Hopes of salvaging the season grow dimmer each week.
19. Orlando City SC (-3) - Orlando City isn't exactly in the playoff hunt, but losing 3-0 to the Timbers still didn't do much for morale or confidence.
21. Colorado Rapids (no change) - The Colorado Rapids aren't necessarily an easy team to play against, but the Whitecaps didn't exactly struggle for three points, either.

Soccer America

1. Toronto FC (no change)
2. Sporting Kansas City (+2)
3. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (+2)
4. Atlanta United FC (+3)
5. Portland Timbers FC (+4)

19. FC Dallas (-3) - Well, what else can go wrong? Tesho Akindele opened the scoring, but then hit the post, and then was sent off. Mauro Diaz failed to convert a penalty kick with the score 2-1. Ten games without a victory and many, many more problems than solutions.
20. Orlando City SC (-2) - For the third time this season the Lions finished the game with nine players and while one of the reds was quite questionable, head coach Jason Kreis also questioned his team’s lack of effort in a game it had to win.
21. Colorado Rapids (no change)- Another opportunistic goal by Dominique Badji got the Rapids even, but Tim Howard misplayed a long ball to present Vancouver with its winner. They have lost seven of their last dozen.