FC Dallas (10-2-11, 41 pts) is unbeaten in 14 straight after a weekend draw at San Jose, pushing their all-time league best road unbeaten streak to 11 games. This week, FC Dallas returns home to Pizza Hut Park for one of its toughest tests in the form of a star-laden New York Red Bulls squad.
The Red Bulls have plenty of firepower in Thierry Henry, Rafa Marquez and Juan Pablo Angel, and they are one of only two MLS teams with wins over the Dallas side this season. New York toppled Dallas 2-1 back on April 17 for the first FC Dallas loss of the season.
The two teams meet at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16 at Pizza Hut Park with Dallas looking to extend its streak to 15 and New York hoping for a season sweep. Thursday is also WinStar World Casino night at the park, with the first 5,000 fans in attendance each receiving a free soccer ball.
The team will train Monday through Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., and will have a recovery session on Friday morning.
The game airs live on Fox Sports Southwest Plus and ESPN Deportes 1540 AM.
*Complete schedule for the week:
|Sept. 13||Training (recovery)||8:30-10 a.m.||adidas Field|
|Sept. 14||Training||8:30-10 a.m.||adidas Field|
|Sept. 15||Training||8:30-10 a.m.||Stadium Field|
|Sept. 16||Game vs. New York Red Bulls||8:00 p.m.||Pizza Hut Park|
|Sept. 17||Training (recovery)||8:30-10 a.m.||adidas Field|
*All practices are open to
the public unless otherwise noted.
Notable this week:
FC Dallas (10-2-11, 41 pts) stretched its unbeaten streak to 14 games with the draw on Saturday. The Dallas side has the longest unbeaten streak in MLS this season (Los Angeles previously had a 12-game unbeaten streak end with a 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake on June 9).
The all-time MLS mark for an unbeaten streak is 19 games set by the Columbus Crew from July 3, 2004 to April 2, 2005. Dallas’ 14-game streak ties the MLS mark set within a single season (D.C. United and San Jose each had 14-game unbeaten streaks in 2006 and 2005, respectively). The draw also extended Dallas’ MLS-best road unbeaten streak to 11 games.
Goalkeeper Kevin Hartman recorded his ninth shutout of the season on Saturday. He is MLS’s all-time leader in shutouts (92) and currently leads MLS with a 0.58 goals against average. The Dallas side is on pace to allow the fewest goals in club history with only 17 goals against through 23 games. The current club record of 35 goals against in 32 games was set during the 1999 MLS season.
FC Dallas has not allowed a goal in 370 minutes. The last goal was scored by D.C. United in the 80th minute of a 3-1 FC Dallas victory in Washington. The all-time MLS record for GAA in a season is 0.82 set by Pat Onstad in the 2007 campaign.