Brek Shea (left) and Atiba Harris can celebrate FCD's highest spot this season in the Power Rankings.
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Power Rankings: Week 16

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

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