FC Dallas struggled in the final moments of the game on Wednesday. Here are the stats and quotes from the game.
FC Dallas - Raul Fernandez, Michel, Walker Zimmerman, Matt Hedges, Zach Loyd, Adam Moffat, Hendry Thomas, Andrew Jacobson (Jair Benitez 78), Danny Garcia (Victor Ulloa 72), David Texeira (Fabian Castillo 65), Blas Perez.
TOTAL SHOTS: 7 (Blas Perez, Michel 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Michel, Fabian Castillo 1); FOULS: 18 (Blas Perez 7); OFFSIDES: 1 (Danny Garcia 1); CORNER KICKS: 9 (Michel 9); SAVES: 7 (Raul Fernandez 7).
Seattle Sounders FC - Stephan Frei, DeAndre Yedlin, Chad Marshall, Zach Scott, Brad Evans, Lamar Neagle (Kenny Cooper 86), Osvaldo Alonso, Gonzalo Pineda, Narco Pappa (Chad Barrett 74), Obafemi Martins, Clint Dempsey (Jalil Anibaba 90+4).
DAL - Michel (caution) 17
DAL - Matt Hedges (caution) 23
SEA - Brad Evans (caution) 37
SEA - Marco Pappa (caution) 42
DAL - Blas Perez (caution) 48
Referee: Baldomero Toledo
Referee's Assistants: Fabio Tovar, Mike Kampmeinert
Fourth Official: Baboucarr Jallow
Time of Game: 1:55
Weather: Sunny, 64 degrees
FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja
On the lineup and formation changes...
We play with the players that belong on the field. They had a game three days ago and now we have another game in three days. That's the way the schedule was set and so we play with the boys that are healthy and the boys that can come in and do the job. With the formation we prepare the game depending on the opposite team, too.
On the strategy going into the second half...
We knew Seattle was going to throw bodies up front. Definitely, we wanted to control the tempo of the game. We knew it's a place where we know the fullbacks [will attack]. The forwards are moving in a way that may put us in a [tough position]. But I don't think that was the case. We defended well and tried to keep the result that we had in the first half.
On the overall performance...
A good game for us, a good game. We deserved more but that's the game.
FC Dallas midfielder Andrew Jacobson
On the second half...
We knew they were going to push... They were at home. We were in a good position going into the second half but we knew they were going to go forward. They have a lot of talented guys. It wasn't a surprise. We wanted to keep the good shape we were playing with in the first half and at the same time try to play through their lines of defense... They attacked very well but our guys fought hard, we just couldn't hold on at the end there.