FC Dallas Blows Lead, Loses to Galaxy 3-1

CARSON CA - NOVEMBER 14: George John #14 of FC Dallas pats teammate goalkeeper Kevin Hartman #1 after Hartman made a save late in the second half of the Western Conference Finals of the MLS playoffs against the Los Angeles Galaxy at The Home Depot Center on November 14 2010 in Carson California. FC Dallas defeated the Galaxy 3-0 to advance to the MLS Cup Final against the Colorado Rapids. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

For the 13th time this season, FC Dallas scored the first goal through Marvin Chavez's wonderful 9th minute strike. For the first time this season, Dallas went on to lose after scoring the first goal as they would get beaten on three set pieces losing 3-1 in a tough loss to Los Angeles. With the loss, Dallas falls 6 points behind LA in the race for the Supporter's Shield. 

Tough one to swallow and terrible timing too as RSL and Seattle both won as well. Not a great night in the FC Dallas world. 

Thoughts

Too much space Whether it was on set pieces or from the run of play, David Beckham was given too many opportunities to beat FC Dallas. You can only make the right play in the air so many times and FC Dallas got worn down. According to MLS, there were 27 open play crosses from LA tonight, nearly triple the 11 that Dallas had. 

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Michael Kennedy He was just not good tonight. He never seemed to get control of the game and gave every 50-50 call to Los Angeles. A frustrating night from the man in the middle.

Maicon Santos I thought he was excellent in the first 30 minutes, of course his assist on the Chavez goal was a great touch but he also did a good job holding the ball up and finding the open man. Unfortunately he faded and didn't make good decisions in the second half, but I thought it was a solid debut from him.

What did you see tonight? 

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