Who says the dog days of summer mean a lack of storylines? The biggest headline of the week was written at Pizza Hut Park, where FC Dallas staked their claim to a season-high No. 2 spot in this week's Power Rankings with a 2-0 win over RSL. The Chicago Fire, meanwhile, reached a new low at No. 13 this week.
Let's see... Buddle scores,... Donovan scores,... LA win. Bruce's boys are back in the groove.
Last: Beat DCU, 2-1 [WATCH] Next: Thursday vs SJ
A win over RSL affirms recent suspicions that FCD are a team no one wants to play right now.
Last: Beat RSL, 2-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday at TFC
The midweek loss to KC was out of character, but the win over New York was true to the script.
Last: Beat NY, 2-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs. HOU
Yes, the midfield is still awesome, but Beckerman would've made a difference against Dallas.
Last: Lost to FCD, 2-0 [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs CHV
As usual, Thierry Henry's timing is impeccable: The Crew loss showed how much RBNY need an offensive spark.
Last: Lost to CLB, 2-0 [WATCH] Next: July 31 at HOU
The attack can be awesome, but drawing to KC at home isn't promising.
Last: Tied KC, 1-1 [WATCH] Next: Sunday at SEA
Maybe it's just us, but TFC's road woes make Cormac McCarthy's book look like beach reading.
Last: Lost to PHI, 2-1 [WATCH] Next: Saturday vs. FCD
The Quakes fall victim to a bye-week shuffle in the PRs, despite drawing in a friendly with Spurs.
Last: Beat PHI, 2-1, July 10 [WATCH] Next: Thursday at LA
Mixed results in SuperLiga; somehow Landin's dismissal didn't give them a bump.Last: Tied CHV, 1-1 (SuperLiga) [WATCH] Next: Wednesday vs. Puebla (SuperLiga)
Oh, the drama. Ljungberg doesn't travel, but the Sounders pull out a late win. Changes are afoot.
Last: Beat DCU, 1-0 [WATCH] Next: Sunday vs. COL
Le Toux hit his 7th goal of the season to beat Toronto and was named an All-Star. Tres magnifique!
Last: Beat TFC, 2-1 [WATCH] Next: July 31 vs. NE
SuperLiga to the Revs is like aloe to a sunburn: soothing, but does it help in the long run?
Last: Beat Morelia, 1-0 (SuperLiga) [WATCH] Next: July 31 at PHI
Nery Castillo can't arrive soon enough.
Last: Beat Pumas, 1-0 (SuperLiga) [WATCH] Next: Aug. 1 at LA
Newbies Maldonado and Nagamura saw some SuperLiga action, but Braunaldinho's gone quiet.
Last: Tied HOU, 1-1 [WATCH] Next: Wednesday vs. Pachuca (SuperLiga)
DP rumors continue to swirl, despite KC earning an unexpected win at Columbus.
Last: Tied COL, 1-1 [WATCH] Next: July 31 vs. TFC
Two losses, at home. Ugh. But Najar is a star in the making. So they have that going for them.
Last: Lost to LA, 2-1 [WATCH] Next: July 31 at RSL