And why not? FCD has every ability in the world to take large intervals of the game in terms of possession and chance creation even with a man down. After seeing the proof last Saturday against San Jose, the idea still remains ridiculous, but playing with ten has become a strange norm in Frisco.
It was a proverbial monkey lifted off the back for Dallas. Oscar Pareja and his makeshift backline, filled with the likes of homegrown Moises Hernandez, veteran Zach Loyd, a recovering Walker Zimmerman, and evergreen Matt Hedges, did a number on high-flying Real Salt Lake last week, walking out with a point from fortress Rio Tinto.
Kenny Cooper sprinted off the bench and into the FC Dallas net with his first touch Wednesday night. It’s compelling theater, and almost as compelling as the comedy of errors that led to it. The former FCD front man’s strike left Dallas without a point to take home to Frisco after taking the lead in […]
Zach Loyd has earned two red cards in his career. Last night’s second yellow was deserved, albeit a bit oversold by Davy Arnaud on the foul beforehand. Regardless, the veteran defender’s slack first half play ultimately doomed Dallas in DC, despite a brilliant first half of attacking for the visitors. Michel’s card was, well, issued […]
In what is the MLS equivalent of a tale of two star-crossed lovers, two like-minded and fully talented former colleagues will confront one another in Frisco come tonight.
It’s tough to underplay the elation felt by many MLS supporters looking at the successes of LA and FC Dallas’ newest host, Sporting Kansas City, midweek in CCL action. But this hard fought campaign by the reigning MLS champions may subdue an always-tough SKC side when FCD visits Saturday. Midweek bouts against the likes of […]
Change and fluctuation characterize the FCD offseason. There is a new manager, new captain, new(ish) name to the stadium, new hoop-less jerseys, and new set of attackers to help build Pareja an empire. For Montreal, well, much hasn’t changed, at least not relative to Dallas. The starting lineup taking the field Saturday for the Impact […]
FCD, once the masters of Garber’s universe for a third of 2013, find themselves in flux once more. Despite exotic ventures to the Middle East and a club legend returning to the helm, tons of questions abound. The offseason has been great on the transfer front, but poor on the competitive front. Major injuries […]
An all encompassing look at the reign, rise, and demise of Schellas Hyndman’s career as FC Dallas’ manager is in the works, but it will not end until the final whistle this afternoon in Northern California. FCD is no longer in the playoff hunt, and they haven’t been for weeks. The cracks were evident […]
…And what a chance it was. Ten of Salt Lake’s finest downed (well, tied) FC Dallas with a 1-1 result last Saturday night a Rio Tinto. For FCD, the game offered a glimmer of hope to a downtrodden side. It also offered Schellas Hyndman a chance to save his job, which looks to be hanging […]
Supporters who have followed Dallas well, and even the fair-weather ones who may have realized their team was first place in the league until May 2013 are bewildered by the team’s freefall. Summer was as unkind to the team’s win column as it is to the scorched earth surrounding Toyota Stadium. Nonetheless, FCD’s exploits in […]
Given the recent successes of Hyndman’s sides at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in the past two seasons, a victory in Denver was not out of the question. David Ferreira’s early second half finish – a solid one that was built up with solid combinations down the left flank – should have been an opening of […]
It’s a move that mirrors the league-leading upswing in attendance in Frisco, as well as the boost in local popularity and season ticket holders since 2010. FC Dallas Stadium is no more: Toyota Stadium is in. The Pizza Hut deal (the stadium’s former namesake) fell apart only over a season ago, leaving the park […]
It was an offensive display to remember. Two goals were nominated for MLS Goal of the Week, one of which was from the half line, the other a volley that made one’s hair stand on end. Aside from rejoicing, the subsequent reaction could really have been: where has this been since May? But, FCD’s powerful […]
With FCD’s winless streak no longer tormenting fans, players, and Schellas Hyndman alike, the team has its sights set on knocking rampant San Jose down a peg tonight in Frisco. A win for the visitors puts San Jose, a team with one of the worst starts to the 2013 season, level with Dallas, the fastest […]