Match Recap: NE Revs 1, FC Dallas 0
Orlando, Fla. - New England's Sainey Nyassi sped by his defender and finished
low to the far corner to give the Revolution a 1-0 win against FC Dallas today
at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla.
The lone goal
of the day, Nyassi's strike came in the 10th minute. The goal was set up by
forward Zach Schilawski, who did well to get the ball to Nyassi in space, just
outside the area. After receiving the pass, Nyassi used a lightning-quick move
to the outside to beat his mark before sliding a shot, low to the far post
behind FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz.
Despite the loss, FC Dallas head
coach Schellas Hyndman seemed pleased with his team's progress.
played an MLS team with what was basically a brand-new squad of players,"
Hyndman said. "Eric Avila was probably our most-senior player on the field
today. Those guys were also coming off a tough session last night. The best test
of a player is to put them in a difficult environment and see how they react.
Some of our guys stepped up, others still need to improve. Overall, I was happy
with the game. I would like to change the result, but we have another game
tomorrow and we don't want to tax the players too much."
the goal, FC Dallas gained an edge in possession nearing the 20th minute. Bruno
Guarda, who looked strong on both sides of the ball throughout the match, sent a
through ball to trialist Maykel Galindo. The pass split the Revolution defense
and Galindo was in alone on goal, but veteran goalkeeper Matt Reis charged off
his line to cut down the forward's angle. Barely beating Reis to the ball,
Galindo's hurried shot went just wide of the far post.
Ten minutes later,
another FC Dallas attack saw Home Grown player Bryan Leyva free up space for
Galindo on the left flank. One-on-one with his defender, Galindo cut to the
inside before being chopped down at the top of the area. The resulting free kick
was taken by Avila, but his back post cross was well-read and intercepted by
Leyva and Galindo, who did well to create space all day, were on
the attack again in the 37th minute. Leyva's chip into the box gave Galindo
another long look at Reis, but the goalkeeper came up with the initial save
before denying Guarda on a follow-up attempt.
New England regained an
edge in possession near halftime. The Revolution earned back-to-back corners and
forced Seitz to make a handful of saves just before the whistle.
Dallas' newest acquisition, midfielder Andrew Jacobson was a force in the center
of the field for the third straight day. Near the 53rd minute, Jacobson beat a
defender and muscled his way by a second before sending a cutting ball in for
Galindo, who was making a run towards the near post. But, still stumbling from
the second challenge, Jacobson put too much weight on his pass to Galindo and
the ball shot over the end line for a goal kick.
several changes late in the second half to try to spur the FC Dallas attack. He
brought on trialist Roberto Lopes, who nearly earned FC Dallas a penalty shot
just before full time, and another FC Dallas Home Grown product Victor Ulloa.
Ulloa also had a chance to beat Reis after Galindo intercepted a back pass to
the goalkeeper, but again, Reis blocked the attempt on goal, this time with his
body, despite being five yards outside his box.
NE - Sainey Nyassi ( Zack Schilawski) 10
NE - Didier Domi (caution) 85
FC Dallas - Chris
Seitz (Josh Lambo 61), Moises Hernandez, Alexis Pradie, Scott Gordon (Roberto
Lopes 65), Andrew Wiedeman, Bobby Warshaw, Eric Avila (Peri Marosevic 58), Bruno
Guarda (Victor Ulloa 57), Andrew Jacobson, Bryan Leyva (Paul Ogunyemi 46),
New England - Matt Reis - Zak Boggs, A.J. Soares, Ryan
Cochrane, Didier Domi - Sainey Nyassi (Ryan Kinne 70), Pat Phelan, Stephen
McCarthy, Chris Tierney (Seth Sinovic 89) - Ilija Stolica, Zack Schilawski
(Kheli Dube 70).