POWER RANKINGS: Week 25 MLS Roundup

FRISCO, Texas – Where has the season gone? We’re down to 10 regular season games remaining for FC Dallas. The next one on the schedule is big, too: Dallas travels to Houston to take on the Dynamo in the second of three meetings in the 2018 Texas Derby on Thursday (8PM CT, UniMás, Twitter). Dallas and Houston played to a 1-1 draw on July 21, 2018. The 2018 Texas Derby concludes Saturday, September 1 at Toyota Stadium. 

FC Dallas ended a two game losing streak with 2-0 win over Minnesota United FC last Saturday in Frisco. The Dynamo have lost five straight matches, most recently falling to Real Salt Lake on Saturday.

Here’s where FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo landed in the latest MLS power rankings roundup.

MLS Soccer

1. Atlanta United FC (no change)
2. New York Red Bulls (no change)  
3. Sporting Kansas City (+2)
4. FC Dallas (+2)
5. New York City FC (-2)
17. Houston Dynamo (no change) - The Dynamo have lost five in a row and haven't won in their last seven league games. They have to beat FC Dallas this week — and not just for bragging rights. If they don't, Year Two of the Wilmer Cabrera era has truly gone sideways.

ESPNFC

1. Atlanta United (no change)
2. New York Red Bulls (no change)
3. FC Dallas (+3) - Put any questions of a late-summer swoon for FC Dallas to rest -- for now. The 2-0 win over Minnesota at Toyota Stadium on Saturday not only kept the Texans in first place in the West, it was Oscar Pareja's 100th victory as an MLS head coach.
4. New York City FC (-1)
5. Sporting Kansas City (+2)
16. Houston Dynamo (-4) - The Dynamo have faded from orange to creamsicle with a seven-game winless run that includes a current five-game losing streak. Losing at home to a Western rival like RSL is the kind of result that closes the door on a playoff campaign.

Soccer America

1. Atlanta United (no change)
2. New York Red Bulls (no change)

3. FC Dallas (+2) - It was a long wait -- kickoff was delayed 154 minutes -- but the win marked head coach Oscar Pareja's 100th career victory in MLS and most important, kept FC Dallas in first place in the Western Conference.
4. New York City FC (no change)
5. LAFC (+3)
18. Houston Dynamo (-2) - Coach Wilmer Cabrera said the loss to RSL -- the Dynamo's fifth straight defeat -- was "embarrassing." Even before losing on Rusnak's stoppage-time goals, Houston was very fortunate to be leading.

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