This weekend, FC Dallas went down to take on the Houston Dynamo and brought back a point and El Capitán. By most measures, that’s a successful trip.
Since starting the 7 games in 22 days run FC Dallas has yet to lose a game. Still, with just 6 points from 1 win and 3 ties, the playoff chase is still in flux with 4 games to go.
Sometimes a tie feels like a loss and for most fans – and probably the players as well – this was one of those times.
The wheels came off in St Louis with one crazy red card moment. After that, it was bunker, grind, and hope. The moment of hope came… and went.
Any time you beat an in-state rival it’s a good win. When you do it without your leading scorer and best player it’s even bigger.
Honestly, the difference between the DC United loss and the LAFC comes down to one thing: finishing.
As I always say, winning is fun. But I get it, most of this game is boring and FCD often plays a boring style.
The game was a loss but FC Dallas didn’t play all that badly considering the injuries and personnel issues plaguing the squad.
Any road win is good but a road win down in Austin is particularly good. Dallas jumps back to 4th on 18 points (5-3-3).
FC Dallas hosted Portland Timbers this weekend and came away with a 1-1 draw. Not a loss but also not the result anyone wanted coming in.