FC Dallas needs to build on Maximilano Urruti acquisition during offseason
About this time last week, FC Dallas turned a rather meh part of the offseason into a somewhat exciting affair, selecting Maximilano Urruti in the MLS Re-entry Draft. But if this team is serious about lifting the MLS Cup, this can’t be the only big offseason move for the Hoops.
FC Dallas will go as far as Mauro Diaz lets them
This season, the 24-year-old from Argentina has proven to be an incredibly vital player for the Hoops. In six games played in this season, Diaz has scored twice and has assisted on four other goals. Tack on this start to last year where he posted three goals and three assists in an injury-plagued season and it’s easy to see him being such a key part for the club.
Which leads to this simple statement: FC Dallas will only go as far this season as Diaz takes them.
FC Dallas picks up big win against Seattle
Having lost three of its last four matches, FC Dallas’ fixture against the Seattle Sounders at home was big chance to swing the momentum around heading into the final few weeks of the season.
And the Hoops took full advantage of the opportunity.
Time for FC Dallas to capitalize on momentum
The best part about FC Dallas’ 2-1 win over Vancouver Saturday night wasn’t that they actually won the game. It wasn’t Blas Perez’s half-cross, half-prayer of a goal to open the scoring. It wasn’t even that they bounced back after the Whitecaps had tied to take the three points.
Instead, the best part about that win is that they didn’t let the past two loses turn into three and another late season swoon.
Match against Vancouver a must-win for FC Dallas
The last two matches for the Hoops have been just about forgettable, with both seeing them just miss road draws minutes from the full time whistle. And with those losses, FC Dallas has fallen from a tie in the Western Conference lead to the fourth place position and into a fight to avoid the one-game playoff to start the postseason.
So, that means one thing: the match this Saturday against Vancouver is now a must-win for FC Dallas.
Time for FC Dallas to pad playoff lead
FC Dallas moved into a tie for third in the Western Conference with the Los Angeles Galaxy and is four points ahead of sixth-place Vancouver. And now, with the momentum of a seven-match winning streak, the Hoops must use this opportunity to put some distance between them and the sixth place team to give them some breathing room in the postseason race.
FC Dallas can’t let draw at Vancouver mark beginning of the end
In the second half against Vancouver, FC Dallas would give that lead back with its own handball in the box for a penalty kick. Pedro Morales easily slotted that home to level the game once again and then Vancouver went on the attack. FC Dallas goal keeper Raul Fernandez had to make save after save to keep it at a draw.
While a point on the road is fine, it has put FC Dallas in a bit of a difficult spot in the standings.
FC Dallas faces ‘good’ problem with starters returning from injury
Things look so much better for FC Dallas. They’ve yet to lose a game since the calendar turned to June and have won five matches, including three in the U.S. Open Cup to get them through to the semifinals of that tournament. They’ve scored 17 goals in all competitions as well in the last 46 days. And it’s all thanks to the fact that players are coming back from injury and the team is starting to gel.
U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal opponent Railhawks no easy task for FC Dallas
It would be as if the Oakland A’s were to play the Round Rock Express in some sort of all-classification American baseball tournament.
That’s what FC Dallas will be facing tonight when they travel to North Carolina to face the Carolina Railhawks of the North American Soccer League in the quarterfinal round of the U.S. Open Cup.