FC Dallas vs Columbus Crew: Highlights, Stats and Quotes

All the facts from Sunday's rather dull game.

It wasn't entirely pretty but FC Dallas managed to earn a 0-0 draw on Sunday against the Columbus Crew.

Stats:

Scoring Summary:
None

FC Dallas - Chris Seitz, Jair Benitez, Stephen Keel, Matt Hedges, Zach Loyd, Michel (Andrew Jacobson 74), Victor Ulloa, Adam Moffat (Peter Luccin 67), Je-Vaughn Watson, Tesho Akindele (David Texeira 80), Andres Escobar.

Substitutes Not Used: Jesse Gonzalez, Ryan Hollingshead, Danny Garcia, Nick Walker.

Total Shots: 7 (Tesho Akindele 3); Shots on Goal: 2 (Michel, David Texeira 1); Fouls: 9 (Adam Moffat 2 2); Offsides: 2 (Andres Escobar, David Texeira 1); Corners: 4 (Andres Escobar 3); Saves: 2 (Chris Seitz 2).

Columbus Crew - Steve Clark, Chad Barson, Michael Parkhurst, Eric Gehrig, Bernardo Anor, Justin Meram (Alvaro Rey 80), Hector Jimenez, Wil Trapp (Kevan George 68), Ben Speas (Federico Higuain 68), Tony Tchani, Jairo Arrieta.

Substitutes Not Used: Matt Lampson, Tyson Wahl, Ben Sweat, Adam Bedell.

Total Shots: 10 (Jairo Arrieta 3); Shots on Goal: 2 (Hector Jimenez 2); Fouls: 4 (Four players with one); Offsides: 4 (Jairo Arrieta 2); Corners: 2 (Ben Speas 2); Saves: 2 (Steve Clark 1).

Misconduct Summary:
None

Referee: Jair Marrufo
Referee's Assistants: Adam Garner, Corey Parker
Fourth Official: Chris Penso
Attendance: 4,680 (20,617 Saturday's attendance prior to postponement)
Time of Game: 1:48
Weather: Cloudy, 82 degrees

Quote Sheet

FC DALLAS HEAD COACH OSCAR PAREJA

On the challenges of preparing his team during the postponement:

I want to start with the price the two teams suffered, coming back with this odd situation on having to postpone the game, coming in a difficult hour and trying to get the game out. Our team put out a lot of energy today. With my players, I have to say that despite those challenges, this is one of the best performances we've had during the year. I don't really have an explanation of how we didn't get the three points. It was absolutely a great game for Dallas.

On the heat and humidity:

We knew the conditions were going to be difficult and the energy, for sure, would be affected. But the way we applied what we ordered them to do was great: the discipline, the tactical movement that we did as a team and the way we controlled Columbus today -- a team that is a very good team -- we're really proud of it.

On chances squandered:

Really, it comes down to goals. Goals give you points. I can't explain myself of how we didn't end up with three points. We had four clear chances to score, everybody saw it. But that was due hard work, discipline, the tactical discipline the boys showed.

FC DALLAS DEFENDER ZACH LOYD

On getting ready to play following the postponement of the match:

It's hard because we come in and most guys have a routine that they do before any game on the weekend, especially being on the road. I think the hardest part was mentally getting ready for the game. You come in, you do the warm-up, you're ready, and all of a sudden something tragic happens last night. For the guys, the biggest thing was to try to refocus. I know a lot of guys were thinking about the family, about their well-being. I think that was tough for our group. We came out and guys did a really good job of refocusing and getting a point here today.

On if it was a good road point for his team:

It was a great point for us on the road. Like I said earlier, it's really tough to regroup after something like that happened last night. For the guys to come out and put in the work that we did, to come out with a clean sheet was really big for us. We haven't been able to get many of them this year, so that was a huge thing for us. Overall, I'm very happy with the quality we put out on the field today.

FC DALLAS MIDFIELDER ADAM MOFFAT

On getting ready to play following the postponement of the match:

It was different. Obviously last night we were told the news about the fan. Everyone was kind of in shock. It's a sporting event, it's something people come out to watch and enjoy. As soon as we heard that, it was kind of somber. For us, going ahead with the game, we didn't know until late, late last night whether we were going home or not. The atmosphere before, last night, was great. Obviously what happened changed things a bit. It's a little bit different getting motivated, but we're just hoping that the fan's well.

On the positives he took out of the match:

We kept a clean sheet, which was good. Didn't look like conceding too many times, but probably should have scored a few. I think we're disappointed about that. You come on the road, you bury your two chances and get your three points. We didn't get that, but at the same time, it was positive. We were disciplined in our shape and we didn't give them too much. They had a lot of the ball, but in places that we're fine with. It was a good point.

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