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Power Rankings: Week 21

31 July 10:33 am

Power Rankings: Week 21

By Ben Crook

The good times keep on rolling, and so do the wins.

Following Saturday afternoon's 2-0 win over Toronto FC, the Dynamo have now won four in a row and are unbeaten in their last seven games. The surge has taken the red-hot Orange into second place in the Eastern Conference standings, accompanied by a steady rise in the power rankings around the web. In MLSsoccer.com's poll, Houston is up one spot to No. 3 with this to say about the team:

Can cap a surge to the top spot in the East with a home-and-home vs. first-place New York. It starts at BBVA on Friday night with the Red Bulls making the long trip following a Tuesday night match vs. Tottenham. RBNY also have this going against them: Since Boniek García joined Houston, the Dynamo are mowing opponents down, going 5-0-2, and winning their last four.

Avi Creditor of SI.com also has the Dynamo at No. 3, while Jeffrey Carlisle of ESPN.com has been so impressed with the run that he pushed La Naranja six spots ahead, all the way to No. 2.

Meanwhile, the crew at SoccerByIves.com chose the Dynamo as their MLS Team of the Month for July.

What do you think about the Dynamo's climb to the top? Can they sustain it? Make sure to come out to BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday to watch them take on current Eastern Conference leaders New York Red Bulls. A win under the Friday night lights could see them go even higher.