- Defender Amet Korça registers his first start for FC Dallas
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FRISCO, Texas (July 4, 2023) – FC Dallas (8-8-5, 29 points) dropped a 1-0 decision to D.C. United (8-9-5, 29 points) at Toyota Stadium on Tuesday evening.
JULY 4TH RECORD
FC Dallas now holds a 10-5-6 record when playing on July 4. The club’s 13-game unbeaten streak on Independence Day came to an end after falling 1-0 to D.C. United at home. The last loss on July 4th before tonight’s match was also to D.C. United back in 2006.
AMET KORÇA STARTS FIRST MATCH
Arlington native Amet Korça made his first career MLS start tonight playing 75 minutes at right back. Korça is the sixth member of FC Dallas to start his first match this season.
FC Dallas is 22-17-8 all-time against D.C. United and 16-7-3 at home. Tonight’s loss ended Dallas eight-game home unbeaten streak (6-0-2) against D.C. FC Dallas is 1-3-0 against teams from the Eastern Conference this year.
FC Dallas has scored 498 goals at Toyota Stadium since starting play on August 6, 2005.
FC Dallas visits Colorado Rapids on Saturday, July 8 at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park. The match kicks off at 8:30PM CT on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, the FC Dallas App, Talk Radio 1190AM and Zona MX 99.1.
FC DALLAS POSTGAME QUOTES
Head Coach Nico Estévez
On Amet Korça’s first MLS start…
“Amet was solid today. He played a really good game and we know it’s not easy to start games in the MLS. He showed he's a confident player that can help the team. We’re glad he’s on our roster and that we’re able to count on him.”
On Bernard Kamungo’s injury…
“Bernard (Kamungo) went to the hospital and we’re waiting to see what the doctors say. We’ll provide more information on the injury when it’s given to us.”
Midfielder Sebastian Lletget
On the match result…
“Yeah, it was super unlucky I thought the boys put in a good shift. It was hot out there but I thought we were pretty organized for the most part. We made a couple subs and a couple chances came from it. The back four put up with a lot but it wasn’t enough tonight. It’s unfortunate because we could’ve used at least a point.”
On playing two matches in quick succession…
“It was tough for the whole group but this is professional sports. We’ve just got to deal with it and move on to Saturday against Colorado. It’ll be tough, any time I’ve played there (in Colorado) it’s always a tough place to play. We’ve got to regroup and work on some stuff. But I believe in us and I believe in this group.”
Defender Amet Korça
On his first start…
“It was a great feeling being in front of all the home fans, family, friends. The most important thing is the result, it is unfortunate what happened, but we just need to come back this week, train harder and be ready for Colorado.”
On the team’s performance…
“It just wasn't our best performance. I know and believe we could do way better and just push for the next game.”
On returning to training…
“It is very important because the next game is coming up so quickly. Obviously we're going to think about this, but we’ve got to learn from the mistakes we made and be better next game.”