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FC Dallas News Update 9/12

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 10:  Darrius Barnes #25 of the New England Revolution battles Milton Rodriguez #7 of the FC Dallas at Gillette Stadium on September 10, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 10: Darrius Barnes #25 of the New England Revolution battles Milton Rodriguez #7 of the FC Dallas at Gillette Stadium on September 10, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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After a long weekend, we're back and most of the stuff centers around the loss on Saturday and the effect that all of the events of last week had on Saturday's game.

Kyle McCarthy of Goal.com has a must read article talking about how Bobby Rhine's passing affected the 2-0 loss on Saturday. To be honest, I really didn't even take the events of last week into consideration when analyzing the game like I should have. I don't like to make excuses for the team, but when you think about how most of the players were at the viewing/funeral on Thursday and Friday then hopped on a plane to Boston for the game on Saturday, suddenly the 2-0 loss becomes more understandable. 

It's been pretty emotionally exhausting this week with everything that has been happening,” Loyd said after the game. “Me and the club decided that, out of respect for Bobby Rhine, tonight I would change numbers. I decided to go with 91. I hope people got the meaning behind it.”

Drew has a little bit to say on the game in his weekend recap for SBN Soccer

If there is one place any Dallas fan does not want to play in it would probably be New England. All-time record now against the Revolution at Foxborough is 5-12-1 with the last win coming in 2003. 

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Robert Casner writes that Dallas, a team that always goes for 3 points on the road, was upset to walk away with none.

I probably shouldn’t have had [Shea] out there. He was very tired and it showed,” said Hyndman. “But the type of player he is, he wants to always contribute.”
“I was trying to help the attack and help the team and try and get crosses in, shots off — just trying to get an assist or a goal. Obviously, it didn’t happen,” Shea said. “I’m a little banged up from the past couple of games. I’m dealing with a groin issue; it kind of bothered me tonight, so that was part of it.

Without a bunch of FC Dallas stuff to read, check out Raphael Honigstein(a must read soccer writer) review of last week's Bundesliga action. It's a good read and explains why Bayern Munich are so dominant right now. Bayern have been a team I've followed very closely for awhile now and Honigstein gets it pretty spot on again, though when Ribery and Robben are healthy, the team is devastating. 

Can you handle the truth? Braunschweig (in the cup). Gladbach at home. Wolfsburg, Felix Magath's jumble-sale-monstrosity, away. Zürich in the Champions League play-offs. Zürich! Chelsea Reserves (aka HSV) at home, Kaiserslautern away, Freiburg at home. Not even a Manchester United Champions League group can cram in such an absurd amount of no-hopers.

Coming up later today, a look at the MLS standings and what is left and is FC Dallas losing their swagger?