FC Dallas (12-2-14, 50 pts) returns to the training pitch this week after setting the MLS single-season unbeaten mark with a 2-2 draw versus Colorado Saturday night. The Dallas side’s 19-game unbeaten streak is not only the best in MLS single-season history, it ties the overall MLS mark set by the Columbus Crew when they went unbeaten from July 3, 2004 to April 2, 2005.
FC Dallas will take Monday off, and then train Tuesday through Thursday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. On Friday, the team will train from 9 to 10:30 a.m., before traveling to Salt Lake City in advance of Saturday’s contest with Real Salt Lake.
Two impressive MLS streaks will collide in the Saturday, Oct. 16 contest at Real Salt Lake as the reigning MLS champs defend their 25-game home unbeaten streak at Rio Tinto Stadium against the Dallas side’s MLS-record 19-game streak. FC Dallas came away with a 2-0 win on goals from Brek Shea and Atiba Harris earlier this season when both teams met at Pizza Hut Park on July 17.
Saturday’s game, which kicks off at 8 p.m. CT, airs live on Fox Sports Southwest Plus and ESPN Deportes 1540 AM.
*Complete schedule for the week:
|Monday, Oct. 11||Off||-----||-----|
|Tuesday, Oct. 12||Training||10-11:30 a.m.||Field 7|
|Wednesday, Oct. 13||Training||10-11:30 a.m.||Field 6|
|Thursday, Oct 14||Training||10-11:30 a.m.||Field 5|
|Friday, Oct. 15||Training||9-10:30 a.m.||Field 4|
|Saturday, Oct. 16||Game at Real Salt Lake||8:00 p.m. CT||Rio Tinto Stadium|
*All practices are open to the public unless otherwise noted
Notable this week:
FC Dallas (12-2-14, 50 pts) set the MLS single-season unbeaten mark with a 2-2 draw versus Colorado Saturday night at Pizza Hut Park, stretching the team’s unbeaten streak to 19 games. The mark also ties the Columbus Crew for the longest overall unbeaten streak in MLS history (July 3, 2004 to April 2, 2005).
The tie was the 14th of the season for FC Dallas, an all-time MLS record for draws in a single season.
Heath Pearce and Brek Shea flew to Philadelphia on Sunday to join the U.S. National Team for its Oct. 12 friendly against Colombia. The duo will return to Dallas on Wednesday.
In preparation for the 2010 Amputee World Cup held later this month in Argentina, the team representing Haiti will train at Pizza Hut Park through Wednesday of this week. The team will train each morning from 8 to 10 a.m. and each afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m.