FRISCO, TX - MAY 09: Scott Sealy #31 of the FC Dallas heads the ball against Jhon Kennedy Hurtado #34 of the Seattle Sounders FC at FC Dallas Stadium on May 9, 2012 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
FC Dallas again gave it everything they had in Frisco and again they walked away with 0 points. As Schellas said post game, the players that were out there gave everything they had tonight and had the ball bounced a little bit differently, this game could be a whole other story. However, you know what they say about if's and but's...Thoughts on the game:
Just not bouncing right After a loss, generally there is some clear stuff to criticize, but I just can't find any tonight. They outshot their opponent, worked the ball into some very good areas and generally executed the gameplan well. It was just the case of a better team beating a Dallas team that was missing so many pieces. Brek Shea playing at 70% came in during the second half and was instantly the best player on the pitch and it showed.
Castillo was better It seemed like if there was one player that was going to produce something spectacular tonight for Dallas it was Fabian Castillo. Schellas has some very interesting post-game comments on him later and one of them is that as a player the difference between a kick and a cross is a thought. Castillo just plays the game at 100MPH every time and if he would slow the game down a bit he could be even more effective. Still, I have to remind myself that when Dallas is at full strength, Castillo is coming off the bench and that's a scary thought for opposing defenses.
Scattershooting As I watched cross after cross come in tonight, I couldn't help but wonder what Blas Perez must be thinking "Where the hell has this been?"...Fredy Montero is just amazing. Two fantastic goals tonight, the difference maker. That Seattle attack will be scary come playoff time...Jair was definitely Hyde tonight. A very good performance from him...This thing is going to go on a run at some point, I'm absolutely convinced. Will it be enough? Dropping a ton of key points right now. Keep the faith.
What else did you see out there?