Earlier this week, we noted how the first-place Texas Rangers were slighted by the ESPN Power Rankings after sweeping the Boston Red Sox. The team then immediately proceeded to drop two games to the not-so-good Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers.
Since I am not a fan of the world’s most popular sport, I’ve failed to notice another local pro sports team that’s flying high in the estimation of power rankers from coast to coast. FC Dallas is the best team in Major League Soccer right now, according to ESPN and SB Nation and Bleacher Report and Yahoo! Sports and AOL Sporting News and MLS itself.
That’s enough love to have me seriously considering a trek up to Frisco to watch a game (or is it a match?) And I’m not alone in this newfound temptation. Attendance is up, closing in on a record average. They next play Saturday night against DC United.
Both the team and player Kenny Cooper are nominated in our Best of Big D Readers’ Choice: Culture voting, going on now through Sunday. Show them your support.