A red card for a rash challenge by Kellyn Acosta in the 17th minute threw FC Dallas’ game-plan out the window, but despite that, it was once again Oscar Pareja and FC Dallas making the right moves as the game wore on.
Immediately after the red card, Seattle did not really respond. In fact it took them almost 15 minutes to realize that Dallas was simply playing with three at the back and otherwise not changing anything. Then, when they did adjust, a smart move to pull Ryan Hollingshead back and slide Texiera over to the wing nullified any advantage that might have gained the Sounders.
FRISCO, Texas _ FC Dallas found a way to survive and tie the Seattle Sounders, 0-0, at Toyota Stadium tonight. After Kellyn Acosta’s 18th minute red card, the Seattle Sounders could not break down a stoic FC Dallas defense, and had to withstand some good pressure from Fabian Castillo to keep from giving up a goal on their own.
To start the game, FC Dallas lined up in 4-4-2 with David Texeria up-top and Tesho Akindele partnering with him. Seattle lined up in a 4-3-3 with Chad Barrett as the lone central striker. Rookie and University of Washington product, Cristian Roldan, got his first MLS start. Seattle did not use Obafemi Martins, and FC Dallas did not use Mauro Diaz.
At some point, Dallas is going to have to address the red cards. They were a big reason that May was such an awful month for the team in 2014, and with Michel getting a […]
The game began with Seattle clearly setting a very low line of confrontation and an apparent plan to take the air out of the game. A red card to Kellyn Acosta changed the dynamics of […]
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So the story before the game was no Diaz, although Dallas surely had enough firepower on the field, including Sounders’ killers David Texiera and Michel. But in the 18th minute, Kellyn Acosta got a high […]
FC Dallas homegrown player Kellyn Acosta made his first start of the year in place of usual left fullback Moises Hernandez, who was away on international duty with Guatemala. It was a short effort as […]
The game starts with one thing we expected – Acosta at left fullback – and one we did not – no Diaz. At all – not even on the bench. Definitely a storyline to follow. […]
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