Seattle Sounders FC 4 2 FC Dallas JOHNSON 16´, 62´ NEAGLE 30´ Cooper 54´ Michel 62´ MARTINS 83´ En el partido mas emocionante que se haya jugado en el CenturyLink Field, la aplanadora verde de los Sounders FC volvió a golear a otro equipo de la MLS Oeste. La victima esta noche ante los [..
Seattle Sounders FC 4 2 FC Dallas JOHNSON 16´, 62´ NEAGLE 30´ Cooper 54´ Michel 62´ MARTINS 83´ En uno de los partidos mas vibrantes que se haya jugado en el CenturyLink Field, la aplanadora verde de los Sounders FC volvió a golear a otro equipo de la MLS Oeste. La victima esta noche [...]
Not to state the overwhelmingly obvious, but FC Dallas needed a win over a reeling D.C. United team on Saturday night in what could definitely be called the definition of a true "trap game". United was heading to Frisco on a six-game losing streak and head coach Ben Olsen juggled his lineup to try and find a spark for a club desperate for a win.
(On the outcome of the game...) "It's about right. They created a lot of chances, a lot of breakaways, a lot of counterattacks. It seemed like the only time Seattle really put their foot on the ball is when we were down a man.
Officially, FC Dallas has already scored six goals off set pieces this season-three off corner kicks and the other three coming off free kicks. But if one were to count the own goal by Vancouver in the 2-2 draw at BC Place on April 27, then that total would balloon to seven.
Schellas Hyndman is of course no different than any other soccer coach no matter the level of competition in that he wants to see his club be quite formidable in set-piece situations, something FCD has already accomplished even in the early stages of the 2013 MLS season.
OK, so we're not even at the halfway point of the 2013 Major League Soccer season, so it is more than a bit early to talk about team MVPs and some such. However, it's never a bad time to talk about which players have clearly meant the most to FC Dallas so far this season.
But if there is one player who has surprised many of us, and in a pleasant fashion, that player has been Michel.
Neither David Ferreira nor George John trained on Thursday morning in Frisco, but there is a major difference between the two FC Dallas starters. Ferreira will be making the trip to Seattle and should start against Sounders FC on Saturday while John, a native of the Seattle area, will not be traveling with the team in order to give the young center back more time to rest his knee, which has been bothering him since a 2-2 draw at Vancouver on April 27.
FC Dallas doesn't play Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink until Saturday night, but FCD will be leaving Frisco this afternoon (Thursday) in advance of that match. While leaving two days before playing might seem a bit early to some, it's been a practice that has become commonplace over the last few years for teams in MLS traveling West.
The wait was finally over for Walker Zimmerman. It had been 113 days since he went seventh overall to FC Dallas in the 2013 MLS Super Draft and finally the young center back made his MLS debut in the waning moments of Saturday's 2-1 win over D.C. United at FC Dallas Stadium.
The former Furman standout had only started practicing with FCD just a few weeks ago after missing all of preseason due to a groin injury that was a bit more serious and different in nature than was previously thought.
Three of the four starters who missed Saturday's 2-1 win over DC United for FC Dallas did not train on Tuesday morning. However, starting goalkeeper Raul Fernandez, who missed Saturday's game due to a twisted ankle but was still on the bench, did train.
But central attacking midfielder David Ferreira (hamstring), linking midfielder Andrew Jacobson (hamstring) or center back George John (knee) did not train.
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Last night 20,465 "fans" attended a Major League Soccer game between FC Dallas and Los Angeles Galaxy. We say "fans" because late in the match there was one person who couldn't help himself from being not a fan, but a massive idiot.
"All good things must come to an end", and for FC Dallas it was the end of its lengthy unbeaten streak. Coming in the form of a thorough 4-2 loss up in Seattle, Hyndman's troops simply played their first really lousy match in a long while. And they paid for it.
Notice the difference between Dallas' win using the 4-4-2 against DC and the loss using the same formation against Seattle?
[[Show as slideshow]]Seattle Sounders looked to keep the winning streak alive by making it 3 in a row versus FC Dallas on a mild night in Seattle. Dallas had been red hot riding a 9 game unbeaten streak (6-0-3) and are 1st on the table comfortably with 6 points on the next in line Portland Timbers.
With FC Dallas venturing to CenturyLink Field in Seattle this weekend to face Seattle Sounders FC, a club lauded for having one of the best if not the top gameday atmosphere in Major League Soccer, let's take a look at the clubs who have the most home wins since 2009, the year Seattle entered the league.
With FC Dallas visiting CenturyLink Field this weekend to face Seattle Sounders FC, it's a great time to look back on what to date has been FCD's lone win in the Emerald City. It happened on May 25, 2011 when Brek Shea scored in the 18th minute to send FCD back to the Lone Star State with the full three points thanks to a 1-0 win.
Editor's note: Each week, the Soccer Perspectives MLS Expert Panel will rank Major League Soccer's 19 teams from best to worst. That didn't take long. FC Dallas quickly reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the Power Rankings this week after [...]
Walker Zimmerman made his first appearance for FC Dallas Saturday, 113 days after being selected in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft. The Furman product came on as a late sub in the club's 2-1 victory over DC United.
The centerback had sustained a groin injury in the preseason and his recovery had taken longer than originally expected.
Saturday night in DFW featured two pro games with each sport's respective first place team facing off against its bottom dwellers. And in both, the win came for the favorite but its wasn't easy for either. They don't call them "trap games" for nothing.
The Texas Ranger and Yu Darvish could probably share a beer with Hyndman & Co to commiserate over how each had to fight a lot harder than probably planned to win against struggling opponents.
Remember Brian Shriver? FC Dallas took him in the second round of the 2009 MLS Super Draft but he opted to return to Chapel Hill to finish school and attempted to make the club at a later date. Shriver has since carved out a nice niche for himself in the USL First Division and now the NASL. And speaking of the NASL, this ex-Tar Heel currently leads that circuit with five goals.
When FC Dallas decided not to renew the option last fall on Homegrown Player Ruben Luna, it closed the book on the second player FCD had signed from its touted youth academy. Luna, who is a product of North Mesquite High School, had experienced ups and downs during his time with FCD.
Happy Monday, ladies and gentlemen. We have the worst team in MLS and the playoffs are looking like a near impossibility if we don't make a couple of spectacular signings and make a couple of miracle trades. That's not happening, so sit back and just laugh when we concede for the rest of the season.
D.C. United lost yet again, this time to FC Dallas, in the same way that they have lost most of their games this season: giving up an early goal and then being forced to chase the rest of the game. When your team is pressing for over an hour each game, more goals for the opponent are often the result.
During his nearly three full years with FC Dallas, Eric Avila came to be regarded as a great role player, someone who could come off the bench in the second half and provide some pace, vision and offensive creativity when the opposition might be starting to tire a bit.
It's a role the affable midfielder filled quite well until he was traded to Toronto FC in summer 2011.
Back in 2010, Zach Loyd was a rookie for FC Dallas, going fifth overall in the 2010 MLS Super Draft. The Oklahoma native ended up playing 24 games for FCD as a rookie, including 19 starts and was a contributor on a team that accomplished something no other Dallas team had ever done in franchise history, advance all the way to MLS Cup.
Of course, every rookie is different. But it's an interesting study in contrast to look at the difference between London Woodberry and Walker Zimmerman. After Woodberry made his first MLS start in last Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Portland, he admitted he was more than a bit nervous.
And while Zimmerman did not start in Saturday's 2-1 win over D.
FC Dallas doesn't leave for Seattle until early Thursday afternoon and it appears FCD head coach Schellas Hyndman won't make a decision on whether or not central attacking midfielder David Ferreira (hamstring), linking midfielder Andrew Jacobson (hamstring) and center back George John (knee) will make the trip and if they will play on Saturday night against Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field.