When you win each of the first two weeks by not giving up a goal and scoring five, you are doing well. That's exactly what the Dynamo have done, and they've been rewarded by jumping to the top of the MLSsoccer.com Power Rankings (also the top of the actual standings, which is more important probably). Here's what the Power Rankers had to say about the Dynamo's performance to get them to the top so far:
"Had to rely on Tally Hall (and Kofi Sarkodie, who is the Pelé of goal-line clearances) for a couple of big moments. But they got another three points, got another goal from Will Bruin, and got themselves to the top spot here."
The Houston Dynamo are hitting their stride and it appears the national media is starting to take note. Following Houston's nine-point week, the Dynamo moved up five spots to No. 4 in the MLSsoccer.com Power Rankings. Houston is coming off a week in which it won three games by a 9-1 margin, and received goals from seven different players. MLSsoccer.com had this to say about the Dynamo:
So much for feeling uninspired. The Dynamo just handed in a nine-point week, handling SKC fairly comfortably before getting their pound of flesh (and then some) from outmanned Montreal. The switch to the 4-3-3 has come faster than expected.
Dynamo fans were not happy with the MLS rankings last week. What do you all say this week? Is the No. 4 spot fair this week? Let us know in the comments below!
It's always interesting to see how much weight people put on one game. After the first week of the MLS season, the writers at MLSsoccer.com dropped the Dynamo one spot in their power rankings to No. 6. The writers were concerned about the inability of Dynamo forwards to score, but were impressed with another late goal by Andre Hainault and a beautiful pass by Geoff Cameron. On the flip side, Avi Creditor from SI.com kept the Dynamo at No. 5 in his poll, focusing on the fact that you take three points on the road whenever you can.
So what do you all think? Would you put the Dynamo higher or lower in your power rankings?