FC Dallas needs defense to be on point to carry the team

Over the past year-plus, FC Dallas has become known for its flashy offense. Between Mauro Diaz, Fabian Castillo, Blas Perez and Tesho Akindele, the Hoops certainly have no shortage of highlight-real playmakers.

But there’s also the saying that goes, “defense wins championships” which is true for all sports. Scoring points/goals/runs is nice and all, but it means nothing if you can’t stop the other team from scoring. Case in point is the New England Patriots, who won the Super Bowl on a defensive stand at the goal line.

The same will have to be true for FC Dallas this season if they want to legitimately contend for the MLS Cup.