The month of June came to a close Sunday afternoon in Columbus for FC Dallas with the club's second shutout of the season. After not getting to play Saturday evening due to weather and other reasons, FC Dallas drew the Columbus Crew on Sunday 0-0.
Chances were few and far in-between in this one for both sides. Columbus held the bulk of the possession in this one but FC Dallas did have a couple chances on the doorstep of the Crew goal.
FC Dallas was playing this game without several key players to both injuries and suspensions. Blas Perez, Moises Hernandez and Fabian Castillo were all suspended for this game, which meant the offensive duties fell to rookie forward Tesho Akindele and skillful winger Andres Escobar.
Akindele had a couple good chances in this one including one in the 52nd minute that hit off the right post. Akindele also had a chance moments later in the 59th minute. The rookie got a great ball in from Je-Vaughn Watson on the wing, but his first touch would let him down as he skied the ball over Columbus keeper Steve Clark and the goal.
Late in the second half, FCD was knocking on the Crew doorstep yet again with substitute David Texeria. The forward got an open header inside the six yard box but unfortunately he did not get enough on it to get past Clark.
Columbus had one big effort late in the game as well with Jair Arreita. The Costa Rican got in behind the Dallas defense with Stephen Keel and Jair Benitez both missing him on the play, Arreita turned to find an open goal but pushed the ball into the side netting instead of beating Chris Seitz at the near post.
FC Dallas will end the month of June with an unbeaten 1-0-2 record. They will return to action this Friday as they host the Philadelphia Union for the annual Forth of July game at Toyota Stadium.