The Final Word: How Others Explained The 1-1 Draw

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Most folks hammered out similar feelings to the 1-1 draw.

Time to go through how everyone else put the 1-1 draw to Real Salt Lake. Here is what everyone else said this week about FC Dallas.

Matt Barbour, MLSSoccer.com - "The result meant Dallas gained just one point on the fifth-place LA Galaxy, who can extend their lead over FCD for the final playoff spot to seven points with three games remaining should they win their game in hand on Sunday.

Is there anything one-time Supporters' Shield leaders can do to achieve what would be a seemingly miraculous playoff qualification?"

Charles Bernard, From the Upper Deck - "It was not the best of weeks for RSL. After the disappointing loss to DC United, the team really hoped to bounce back against FC Dallas. The early red card made that a little hard to do and RSL came out with a decent 1-1 result. The offense continues to struggle to put up the numbers that it was producing for most of the season. In league play RSL has only scored 3 goals in their past 4 games (plus not scoring any goals in the USOC Final either)."

Matt Montgomery, RSLSoapbox.com - "Kenny Cooper kept FC Dallas's hopes alive with a goal 10 minutes later after Je-Vaughn Watson took advantage of a counterattacking break, with his incredible speed taking him past Tony Beltran and into an excellent crossing position. Nick Rimando nearly caught Watson's ball across the box, but instead, he dove and it spilled right to Kenny Cooper, who finished without too much trouble."

Jason Kreis, on his team's ability to create chances being down a man - "We recognized opportunities. A lot of people do a lot of talking about what we do with the ball, when we have the ball. We like to keep reminding ourselves that almost all of our best attacking chances come when we're committed to defending and making the right response at the right time. Perhaps tonight we learned that; perhaps we learned that we need to work extremely hard. We'll still get them - the attacking chances are necessary to win games."

Peter Welpton, 3rdDegree.net - "With only a few games remaining Hyndman still is unable to field a starting lineup with two strikers. The resulting 4-5-1 with Castillo and Jackson on the wings continues to allow all opponents to just wait out Dallas. The team can't get into the box, can't create in the attacking third and eventually will turn the ball over creating a counter that eventually will find the defense flat."

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