FC Dallas 2, D.C. United 1 – Player Rankings

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What a finish between two top teams, huh? Dallas presses, D.C. weathers the storm, FCD finally breaks though, United finds a way to tie it quickly, but the late subs for fresh attacking legs is just too much for the visitors to handle and Castillo makes no mistake with the finish in stoppage time to win it for the home crowd.

It turned out to be more of a test than some anticipated, in large part due to Andrew Dykstra, who had a fantastic game for D.C. Overall, Dallas was able to  maintain possession and got off a number of shots, but United did a good job of challenging the chances enough that a lot of the shots were off-frame and Dykstra handled many of the ones that got through.

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Doyle, D.C. Fight Hard But Lose Late To FC Dallas, 2-1

Connor Doyle played another full 90 for D.C. United, and the four time MLS Cup Champions fought hard, but the hometown player and his club fell to FC Dallas, 2-1, as newly named MLS All-Star Fabian Castillo pounced on a loose ball in the box deep into stoppage time.

Cirigliano Soon To Sign With FC Dallas?

fcdvner_2015jul-5452To begin with, read this article from Peter Welpton at 3rd Degree/the Dallas Morning News Soccer Blog. It is a thorough look at why it looks like Ezequiel Cirigliano is likely to be the international summer signing FC Dallas is hoping to announce as soon as his paperwork is approved.

No, seriously, go read it now. It discusses in good detail why Cirigliano is almost certainly the player in question, but also why it has not been announced yet and talks about the initial effects it would have on the roster and the lineup.

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FC Dallas’ Luck With Opponents Appears To Be Continuing

DiazvHoustonLast week, FC Dallas traveled to Florida and took on Orlando City SC, a team that is in its first year of existence, but through some quallity planning, and the right designated player, had put themselves in the middle of the Eastern Conference and shown that at times, they were anything but a traditional expansion team.

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USA 1, Panama 1 – Perez and Bradley Score In Intense Tie

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Two very similar goals, one for each team, led to a 1-1 tie between the US and Panama as the teams finished up group play in the 2015 Gold Cup.

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MLS Unveils All-Star Team – And It’s A Joke

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Major League Soccer released its “MLS All-Star Fan XI” today, and while a number of key players were chosen (surprisingly well done by the fans with really just one exception), it was the Commissioner himself who made a mockery of the announcement when he decided to add two marquee players who have yet to play a single minute in MLS – ever – to the roster as his “Commissioner’s Picks.”

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Honduras Shocked By Haiti, Crash Out Of Gold Cup

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With one big kick from their goalkeeper, helped on by Kervens Belfort and finished by Duckens Nazon, Haiti upset Honduras, 1-0, knocking the Central American side out of the Gold Cup in a surprising result from one of the most surprising teams of the tournament. Continue reading

Unexpected Challenge For Honduras Against Haiti In Gold Cup

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Honduras faces Haiti in their last group stage match of the 2015 Gold Cup tonight, and they sit on only one point earned and is up against a team that has surprised in both of their previous games.

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Panama Takes On USA Desperate For A Win

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Tonight, Blas Perez and Panama takes on Clint Dempsey and the US Men’s National Team in a game that Panama likely has to win to advance in the 2015 Gold Cup.

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Has Pareja Figured Out How To Unlock Castillo?

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Prior to 2014, the knock on the young Colombian was his inability to do anything other than taking the ball to the endline, and more often than not, lose it. He had moments of brilliance, and clearly he had the potential to be a next-level player.

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