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01 October 3:15 pm

Two FC Dallas players earned spots on the weekly Castrol Index Top 20 list for their performances in Saturday's 4-2 loss to Columbus.

Midfielder Mauro Diaz came in at #4 on the weekly index, the highest such ranking for an FCD player since Blas Perez's week 26 performance against San Jose on August 24.

Forward Blas Perez popped up on the list this week as well with a #15 spot after his first-half goal, his team-leading 11th of the season.

                                                          Castrol Index Week 31 Top 20 Performers

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Opponent Points
1 Mike Magee Midfielder Chicago Fire 90 Montreal Impact 2,003
2 Zac MacMath Goalkeeper Philadelphia Union 90 Sporting Kansas City 1,466
3 Will Bruin Forward Houston Dynamo 90 New England Revolution 1,305
4 Mauro Diaz Midfielder FC Dallas 90 Columbus Crew 1,276
5 Federico Higuaín Forward Columbus Crew 90 FC Dallas 1,241
6 Chris Wondolowski Forward San Jose Earthquakes 90 Chivas USA 1,212
7 Jimmy Nielsen Goalkeeper Sporting Kansas City 90 Philadelphia Union 1,172
8 Graham Zusi Midfielder Sporting Kansas City 90 Philadelphia Union 1,087
9 Jairo Arrieta Forward Columbus Crew 79 FC Dallas 1,086
10 Marco Di Vaio Forward Montreal Impact 90 Chicago Fire 1,060
11 Bright Dike Forward Toronto FC 81 D.C. United 1,053
12 Matt Reis Goalkeeper New England Revolution 90 Houston Dynamo 1,044
13 David Ousted Goalkeeper Vancouver Whitecaps 90 Real Salt Lake 1,005
14 Mamadou Danso Defender Portland Timbers 90 LA Galaxy 1,000
15 Blas Pérez Forward FC Dallas 90 Columbus Crew 969
16 Dan Kennedy Goalkeeper Chivas USA 90 San Jose Earthquakes 967
17 Arévalo Ríos Midfielder Chicago Fire 90 Montreal Impact 926
18 Álvaro Rey Midfielder Toronto FC 90 D.C. United 920
19 Tim Cahill Midfielder New York Red Bulls 90 Seattle Sounders FC 883
20 Mark Bloom Defender Toronto FC 90 D.C. United 868

 

29 September 10:09 pm

By Maggie Jones

There’s no doubt that Sunday’s 4-2 loss to the Columbus Crew at Toyota Stadium was a major blow to FCD’s playoff hopes. With four games remaining, Dallas sits five points out of a playoff spot meaning at least three and probably four wins from the four remaining games are needed to make the Western Conference playoffs.

“We realize that we have got to get points, we are running out of games,” said Head Coach Schellas Hyndman. “For us to get the playoffs we need three wins, and we have four games to do it.”

Hyndman expressed the need for the enthusiasm and confidence that is seen in the locker room to carry over on to the field adding the need for strong leadership to ensure heads don’t drop with the playoffs still an attainable goal.

“We have to get a result, it’s as simple as that,” Andrew Jacobson said about their remaining schedule. “We have to go for wins and that’s the mentality we need and we need guys who are on the same page and are ready to step up.”

FCD returns to the field next Saturday against Real Salt Lake, a place they won last year in a similar late-season scenario.  

29 September 9:26 pm

Full match highlights: FC Dallas 2, Columbus Crew 4

GOAL: Federico Higuain scores the first goal of the match for the visitors in the ninth minute.

GOAL: Jairo Arrieta doubles the Crew lead on the assist from Dominic Oduro.

GOAL: Blas Perez cuts the deficit in half with the assist from Mauro Diaz.

GOAL: Oduro scores just before the break to restore the two-goal lead.

GOAL: Diaz pulls one back for FC Dallas after evading some Crew defenders in the box.

GOAL: Bernardo Anor puts the game out of reach with a strike in the 86th minute.

22 September 5:24 pm

FC Dallas dropped a heartbraking road result in New York losing 1-0 on a late own goal. Here's the highlights from today's match:

FULL HIGHLIGHTS: New York 1, FC Dallas 0

POST: FCD scrambles it away after a NYRB cross hits the post

SAVE: Robles comes up big to deny Castillo right before the half

OWN GOAL: Erick inadvertently sends a RBNY into his own goal

SAVE: Fernandez comes up big denying Alexander on a breakaway

 

14 September 10:52 pm

Full Match Highlights: Colorado Rapids 2, FC Dallas 1.

SAVE: Raul Fernandez denies Nathan Sturgis.

GOAL: David Ferreira finishes the cross from Jair Benitez to give FCD the lead.

GOAL: Vicente Sanchez strikes from inside the box to tie the match.

OWN GOAL: Sanchez's cross is deflected in for an FC Dallas own goal.

CHANCE: Benitez forces Clint Irwin into a tough save.

11 September 10:11 am

WATCH: Watson scores vs Whitecaps

Je-Vaughn Watson said after Saturday's game that his eyes are on nothing but qualifying for the 2013 MLS Cup Playoffs and his contributions were huge for FC Dallas on Saturday in the 3-1 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC. 

According to the OPTA Chalkboard, Watson dominated the left side on Saturday completing 26 of 31 passes as well as his wonder-strike past Whitecaps goalkeeper David Ousted early in the first half. 

For Watson's 84-minute contributions, he earned MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week honors, his first appearance this season.

MF: Je-Vaughn Watson (FC Dallas) – The outstanding two-way display in Dallas' 3-1 win over Vancouver might have been enough to secure his place here, but he made sure of it with a fine long-range strike to bring his team level.

CLICK HERE to see the full MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week comments.

09 September 12:49 pm

Mauro and Jair may have gotten the love for MLS Goal of the Week, but Je-Vaughn Watson was also honored for his Saturday night performance as a nominee for MLSsoccer.com's Top 3 Performers of Week 28! 

The Jamaican terrorized the Whitecaps back line all evening scoring a wonder-goal in the eighth minute while combining with Jackson and Fabian Castillo to nearly put the ball past David Ousted a few other times.

Watson is enjoying the best form since joining FCD having started nine of the last 12 games for Schellas Hyndman's men.

Click here to vote for Je-Vaughn and get him some recognition for his fantastic game! 

09 September 12:19 pm

This week there's not one, but two FC Dallas players nominated for AT&T MLS Goal of the Week! 

Amazingly, the goals came within two minutes of each other as Mauro Diaz's 87th minute game-winning volley and Jair Benitez's 89th minute blast from midfield are up for the weekly award.

READ: The two sides of Jair Benitez

Diaz now sits with two goals and an assist in just 226 minutes of action since joining FC Dallas from River Plate of Argentina while Benitez's strike was his second MLS goal with FCD in the left back's 121st appearance with the club.

Watch the video, pick out your favorite in the poll to the right and let us know who you voted for! 

 

 

07 September 10:08 pm

What.A.Game.

FC Dallas vaults back into a playoff position defeating the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1 tonight behind three spectacular goals and two late bombs. Here's all the action:

FULL MATCH HIGHLIGHTS: FC Dallas 3, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1

GOAL: Daigo Kobayashi puts the Whitecaps in front with an early goal

GOAL: Je-Vaughn Watson ties things up with a laser from outside the box

WIDE: Jackson nearly scores on a nifty flick

GOAL: Mauro Diaz's brilliant volley gives FCD a priceless lead

GOAL: Jair Benitez scores a goal of the year candidate from midfield to ice the game

 

 

24 August 10:18 pm

Tonight was another wild game at FC Dallas Stadium as FC Dallas and the San Jose Earthquakes combined for four goals, three red cards and a great comeback from the home team. Here's all the action:

FULL HIGHLIGHTS: FC Dallas vs San Jose Earthquakes

GOAL: Alan Gordon puts the away side on top early in the match

GOAL: Steven Beitashour doubles the 'Quakes advantage in the 16th minute with a well-placed volley

GOAL: Blas Perez pulls FCD back within a goal just minutes later

GOAL: Michel slots home a PK for his second goal of the season to pull Dallas level

RED CARD: 'Quakes Justin Morrow shown the door for a hard tackle on Ramon Nunez

RED CARD: Victor Bernardez and Kenny Cooper tangle earning both red cards