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02 September 10:10 am

Here are the best photos from Saturday's loss to Chicago:

 

30 August 10:31 pm

Match highlights from FCD's 1-0 road loss to the Chicago Fire:

29 August 2:45 pm

Hear from head coach Oscar Pareja, midfielder Victor Ulloa and defender Kellyn Acosta about Saturday's match against the Chicago Fire:

28 August 2:55 pm

Scott and Daniel break down this weekend's match against the Chicago Fire:

27 August 5:04 pm

It's hard to believe, but just nine games remain in the 2014 MLS regular season. Some teams have 11 games remaining in those nine weeks, but we're really getting down to the nitty gritty last two months and the good news is your FC Dallas is right in the thick of things!

Over the next couple months, we will do a weekly post tracking the playoff race seeing what happened the weekend before and what's up next.

1. Seattle Sounders FC

45 points(+10 GD) - 10 games remaining - Last match: 4-2 win at Portland - Next match: 8/30 vs Rapids - Last 5: W-D-L-W-L

Playoff chances according to Sports Club Stats: 100%

The Sounders bounced back from a disappointing draw at home against San Jose to trounce their Cascadia opponents in Portland with a comprehensive 4-2 win. With the win, they broke a three-way tie at the top of the Western Conference. Seattle has a three point lead and a game in hand on both Real Salt Lake and FCD, but have a fairly tough schedule with six of their last ten against current playoff teams.

2. FC Dallas

42 points(+12 GD) - 9 games remaining - Last match: 2-1 win vs Real Salt Lake - Next match: 8/30 at Chicago - Last 5: W-W-W-W-D

Playoff chances according to Sports Club Stats: 99.3%

FC Dallas has burst back to the top of the Western Conference having won four of their last five and six of their last seven. FCD hasn't lost since May 31 but face a trick test this weekend traveling to a Chicago side that has been very tough to beat this season with just six losses and 14 draws. A win in Saturday's game in Chicago would be huge for Dallas' hopes of finishing in the top three of a tight race.

3. Real Salt Lake

42 points(+9 GD) - 9 games remaining - Last match: 2-1 loss at FC Dallas - Next match: 8/30 at San Jose - Last 5: L-W-W-W-T

Playoff chances according to Sports Club Stats: 99.5%

Real Salt Lake had a three-game winning streak halted by FC Dallas last weekend in Frisco, but still bring a solid 42 points to the playoff race. They've got two games left against both Chivas USA and San Jose, so there are definitely winnable games left on the schedule, but their match in San Jose will certainly be pivotal this weekend.

4. LA Galaxy

40 points(+15 GD) - 11 games remaining - Last match: 2-0 win vs Vancovuer - Next match: 8/27 vs DC United - Last 5: W-W-L-D-W

Playoff chances according to Sports Club Stats: 99.8%

Los Angeles beat a listless Vancouver squad 2-0 at home on Saturday night and they have the inside track on the #1 seed at this point with more games left than anyone else. The big advantage that Los Angeles has is seven of their last 11 games are at the StubHub Center and tonight they have a huge match against DC United that, with a win, could propel them into second place in the Western Conference. FC Dallas has two remaining games left against LA that will prove vital.

5. Vancouver Whitecaps FC

33 points(+2 GD) - 10 games remaining - Last match: 2-0 loss at LA Galaxy - Next match: 8/30 vs Portland - Last 5: L-D-W-D-D

Playoff chances according to Sports Club Stats: 64.2%

Vancouver has once again been a Jekyll and Hyde team, almost unbeatable at home but woefully poor on the road. Only six points from their last five matches is not enough to keep pace at the top of the west, opening a large gap between fourth and fifth, but they've got the biggest game of the season on Saturday when they'll host Portland.

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6. Portland Timbers FC

31 points(-2 GD) - 9 games remaining - Last match: 4-2 loss vs Seattle - Next match: 8/30 at Vancouver - Last 5: L-D-W-L-W

Playoff chances according to Sports Club Stats: 19.4%

It's looking like the hole that Portland dug early in the season will prove too much for them to pull out of. With Vancouver's two points and game in hand advantage, Portland really has to put all their chips into Saturday's game at Vancouver. According to Sports Club Stats, their playoff odds will go down to just 10% with a loss on Saturday, so it really is make or break right now for a Timbers squad that is also dealing with CONCACAF Champions League.

7. Colorado Rapids

30 points(-2 GD) - 9 games remaining - Last match: 4-3 loss vs LA - Next match: 8/30 at Seattle - Last 5: L-L-L-L-L

Playoff chances according to Sports Club Stats: 12.4%

That last five matches. Ouch. Technically the Rapids are still in with a decent shout when you look at the point totals, just three points behind Vancouver, but in reality things are pretty bleak for the Rapids. Losses in their last five matches and the season-ending injury to Drew Moor has sent the club into a bit of a tailspin and a trip to Seattle this weekend means there will be no rest for the weary.

26 August 1:28 pm

Here are the best pictures from FCD's 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake:

25 August 4:25 pm

The FC Dallas defense had another solid showing on Friday night against Real Salt Lake. They were just minutes away from their second-straight shutout before allowing the late deflected goal to Olmes Garcia, but still held on for another great win.

Defender Zach Loyd, continuing his fantastic play this season, has earned his second MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week award in the last three weeks for his efforts against RSL!

D: Zach Loyd (FC Dallas) – Led the FCD back line despite the side being down a man. Made two vital tackles, one in each half, to keep RSL off the board as Dallas won 2-1.

 

 

23 August 12:26 am

Hear from Oscar PAreja after FCD's 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake:

22 August 11:38 pm

FC Dallas got a big win over Western Conference rival Real Salt Lake on Friday night to move into a tie for first place in the league. Here are your first half highlights:

But what you really want to see is the second half highlights, featuring goals by Je-Vaughn Watson and Fabian Castillo. Enjoy: