KANSAS CITY, KS - AUGUST 27: Bobby Warshaw #16 of the FC Dallas celebrates his second half goal with Ugo Ihemelu #3 during the MLS match against Sporting Kansas City at Livestrong Sporting Park on August 27, 2011 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
Since the last 48 hours or so have been devoid of any FC Dallas news, let's take a look at how Dallas has fared in Kansas City over the past few years. It's always been a favorite road trip spot of mine(Oklahoma Joe's FTW), and I've been lucky enough to be on hand for many of these epic games. It will be tough to top last year's win, though.
The season had started circling the drain by now, but Dallas dug deep to pull out one more great moment, coming from 2-0 down at a rabid Livestrong Sporting Park to grab 3 late goals and 3 points. Brek Shea was the star of the show with two huge assists while rookie Bobby Warshaw came up with the stoppage time winner. You may want to turn the sound down to avoid depression.
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Dallas was in the middle of their record unbeaten run while SKC was boasting a 5 game unbeaten run of their own. Marvin Chavez scored his first for FC Dallas, while Milton Rodriguez added a second to put FCD up 2-0 within 15 minutes. Kansas pulled things closer but Jeff Cunningham pulled himself within one goal of tying the MLS record and Dallas won 3-1 in Kansas City.
Dallas headed to Kansas City in 2009 with the slimmest of playoff hopes still alive. With six games to play, Dallas needed probably five wins to make the MLS Cup playoffs, but a 6-3 win in Los Angeles the previous weekend kept hopes alive. FCD came from a goal down to take a second half lead, but threw it away in the last 15 minutes to the delight of the hundreds in attendance at CAB(my how things have changed). It's frustrating to look back at that game and realize what could have been if those three points hadn't been thrown away.
I can't find any video on this one, but another game in Kansas City that FCD led in the final minutes before relinquishing the lead. Andre Rocha scored an absolute screamer from about 40 yards out, but Jimmy Conrad equalized in the dying seconds against a Dallas team that was in the middle of some drastic changed under new manager Schellas Hyndman.
I remember watching this one at about 3 am from my dorm room in London. Kenny Cooper and Juan Toja with the goals for FC Dallas who stopped a 2 game losing streak with the win prompting celebrations from a bunch of FCD fans who made the trip.