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The Final Word: How Everyone Else Explained The 4-2 Loss

Putting a cap on the 4-2 loss to the Columbus Crew.

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

We've had our say about the 4-2 loss to the Columbus Crew. Time to dive into some of what everyone else thought of the most recent FC Dallas loss.

Matt Barbour, - "Boos were easily audible throughout the stadium and represented a culmination of the fan frustration that has been building for weeks as FC Dallas' league-topping sprint out of the gate has slowly eroded to an eighth-place position in the Western Conference and an increasingly likely chance of missing out on the playoffs."

Andrew King, - "You train for stuff, and you play a goal up and a goal down and things like that, but to have a two-goal lead is a rare one, especially for our club, lately," Bliss said. "The guys did well with it near the end of the game. We absorbed a lot of pressure."

Andrew Jacobson, on the game - "I think in the end, they played a lot more collectively than us. We got back into that offense and defense mentality and we have to defend off attacking. They played team soccer. I don't think they were better than us. They played to their strengths and played as a team. They came and got a good result."

Matt Lampson, - "Whenever you go on the road and need points, you've got to come out of the gate quickly. We knew this team was all about speed and would be susceptible to the counter. A lot of our goals came off the counter. We knew what it would take to punch it in and luckily we got a few early ones and that really set the tempo. Every time FC Dallas scored one, we responded quickly. It was a great team effort. We needed three points and we got them."

Steve Hunt, - "Right after the second Columbus goal, a "Fire Schellas" chant directed at Hyndman was heard coming from the Dallas supporters' section behind the north goal, but the chant didn't last long. The chant returned after the Crew's third goal in the 44th minute and was especially loud after the final whistle."

Patrick Guldan, - "Both the Crew and F.C. Dallas started the night playing for their playoff lives and were headed in opposite directions. Columbus had won three of four including two in a row to claw back into contention, but the hosts had lost two straight after a win against Vancouver and had slipped well off the pace in the West. Both needed a win to have any playoff hopes, but it would be the visitors that would get it."