FC Dallas Extends Winless Streak to Six


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06/24/21


FC Dallas' poor form continued into last night's game and there seems to be no end in sight. In nine games, they only have one win. Their other results have been evenly split in draws and losses. On the road, Dallas have been at their worst. They've lost everytime their away from Frisco and have a -8 goal differential on the road alone.


The issues with the club are wide spread. Ownership is too involved in the soccer portion, rather than the business. Luchi Gonzalez is showing his inexperience with some of his decisions in games, such as consistantly switching formations and play style. Some of the players are not Major League Soccer calibar, Franco Jara is one example.


Despite the poor performance, there were two, maybe three postives to take away from the match. Homegrown Justin Che made his debut for the first team, Jimmy Maurer is showing he's among the best in MLS, and Jesus Ferreira earned his first start of the year.

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Che made his debut with a start last night. After his loan with Bayern Munich II earlier this year, it seemed unlikely that he would play in MLS. He played the entire 90 minutes and had some good stats. He had a 74.4 passing success rate. Most of his sucessful passes came in Dallas' defensive half. He had a total of five interceptions but a low success rate in duals. (https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/justin-che/)


Instead of playing in his natural centerback role, he was employed as a right wingback opposite of Ryan Hollingshead. For his first MLS game, especially when considering that he was not in his usual position, Che did alright.

Maurer again had some impressive saves. He had a total of six saves, one less than in their previous game.

(https://www.fcdallas.com/players/jimmy-maurer)


If Maurer wasn't in the match, the scoreline could have been worse. If the defense can fix their issues, than Dallas could have a shot at moving to at least midtable.

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Ferreira made his second appearance in 2021 and his first start. He played the entire 90 minutes, an impressive feat due to him being out with an injury since preseason. As he builds up his fitness, he'll bring competition to the attack, hopefully pushing Jara to be Dallas' best striker, or taking on the role himself.


Dallas will return to Frisco and play the New England Revolution on Sunday 27th at 8:00PM