FC Dallas got six points in a two-game week, and that has not gone unnoticed for the national media.
After defeating Portland at Providence Park and coming from behind to beat Sporting Kansas City at Toyota Stadium, FCD has convinced soccer pundits around the country that they're in the running for a title this season. The ability to get points when Mauro Diaz is unavailable has also been seen as one of the highlights for the team.
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"Maximiliano Urruti showed that he has one of the highest work rates in MLS in Portland and the other Mauro played hero in Dallas' six-point week."
"FC Dallas took Portland by storm in Wednesday’s shocking win at Providence Park, blitzing the defending champions with three goals in the opening 30 minutes. They followed that with a solid win over Kansas City at home. That they did all this without Mauro Diaz makes it even more impressive."
"An impressive double of road win against the defending champion and efficient comeback defeat of Sporting Kansas City -- both games without Mauro Diaz -- featured goals in each game by Michael Barrios, whose game is really flying after a sluggish start to the season. Mauro Rosales came off the bench to curl a wonderful free kick for the winning goal against SKC."