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FC Dallas vs Seattle Sounders: Stats, Highlights and Quote Sheet

All the dirty facts and comments from Saturday's 4-2 loss at Seattle.


We'll get more into Saturday's 4-2 loss for FC Dallas at Seattle later on today and tomorrow but first is your stats, highlights and quote sheet from the night.



Scoring Summary:
SEA - Eddie Johnson (Osvaldo Alonso) 16
SEA - Lamar Neagle (Brad Evans) 30
FCD - Kenny Cooper (Michel) 54
FCD - Michel 61
SEA - Eddie Johnson (Lamar Neagle) 62
SEA - Obafemi Martins (Brad Evans) 83

FC Dallas - Raul Fernandez, Zach Loyd, Matt Hedges, London Woodberry (Walker Zimmerman 85), Jair Benitez, Jackson, Michel, Je-Vaughn Watson, Kenny Cooper (Fabian Castillo 64), Blas Perez, Eric Hassli

Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, David Ferreira, Andrew Jacobson, Stephen Keel, Bobby Warshaw.

TOTAL SHOTS: 13 (Eric Hassli 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Eric Hassli, Kenny Cooper 2); FOULS: 13 (Michel 3); OFFSIDES: 2 (Eric Hassli, Blas Perez); CORNER KICKS: 3 (Michel 3); SAVES: 7 (Raul Fernandez 6).

Seattle - Michael Gspurning, DeAndre Yedlin, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Djimi Traore, Leo Gonzalez (Zach Scott 78), Brad Evans, Osvaldo Alonso (Shalrie Joseph 31), Servando Carrasco, Mario Martinez (Obafemi Martins 63), Eddie Johnson, Lamar Neagle.

Substitutes Not Used: Marcus Hahnemann, Marc Burch, Alex Caskey, David Estrada.

TOTAL SHOTS: 16 (Eddie Johnson 6); SHOTS ON GOAL: 11 (Eddie Johnson 4); FOULS: 11 (Leonardo Gonzalez, Eddie Johnson 2); OFFSIDES: 7 (Eddie Johnson 3); CORNER KICKS: 7 (Mario Roberto Martinez 4); SAVES: 4 (Michael Gspurning 4).

Misconduct Summary:
DAL - London Woodberry (caution) 43
DAL - Blas Perez (ejection) 73
SEA - DeAndre Yedlin (caution) 87

Referee: Mark Geiger
Referee's Assistants: Joe Fletcher, Claudio Badea
4th Official: Baldomero Toledo
Attendance: 38,979
Time of Game: 1:53
Weather: Cloudy and 60 degrees


Schellas Hyndman - FC Dallas Head Coach

(On the outcome of the game...)

"It's about right. They created a lot of chances, a lot of breakaways, a lot of counterattacks. It seemed like the only time Seattle really put their foot on the ball is when we were down a man. The rest of the time it was very fast-paced and they created a lot of goals, a lot of scoring chances."

(On Michel's play...)

"He brings a lot of strength to our team because for you to be strong in the set pieces, you've got have a good server and he's done that extremely well for us."

(On whether he thinks the red card changed the outcome of the game...)

"I think first of all, I think we didn't play very well in the first half. We challenged the boys to come back in the second half, and they did. It was just frustrating. This is a tough environment for anyone to come into. If it's not a game that's controlled, and there's a lot of stuff going off the ball and there's a lot of physical play, I don't know if that brings the best out of our team. I don't know that we ever got on track. I think we got on track when we tied the game, but that was just a minute later or so that we gave it up. Understand that Seattle created a lot of chances for themselves as well. It's a wide open game and both teams had chances to score goals."

(On what to do to get the team back on track after the loss...)

"I've got George John out. He's probably our best defender. I've got David Ferreira out. He's our captain and I consider him the best player on the field. And we've got Andrew Jacobson out. So I think before we get too hard on ourselves, we've just got to get over this one. The mistake's been made. Sometimes you make mistakes because you're under a lot of pressure. We had too many players that didn't have a real good game and that didn't help us. I think we let Seattle dictate the game. It was very fast-paced, and that's something we shouldn't be doing. But as I said to the players, we're a good team. What we've got to do is get over this one and find our winning ways again."

Zach Loyd - FC Dallas Defender
(On the red card...)

"It always hurts to go down a man, especially on the road. First half we came out a little slow and gave up two soft goals that were just defensive lapses, but we came out strong in the second half, tied it up two-two, and then unfortunately gave up another goal. Overall, we didn't come out with the energy that we needed to start the game. But the second half we came out well, and unfortunately gave up that third goal real quick after we tied it up. It was kind of hard to get back into it after that red card. I think the guys showed a lot of character though coming back, a lot of effort trying to get the ball back, but being down a guy is really tough in this environment."

(On difference between first and second half...)

"I think we just came out not focused, I can't really put a finger on it. They came and got one real early on us, we haven't been scored on that early this year. It was kind of a shock to us. We really regrouped well at halftime. We came in here and got back to doing the things we do best. I don't think you are going to win any games giving up four goals."

Kenny Cooper - FC Dallas Forward

(On positives to take away from game...)

"There was a good response after halftime, and the team did a good job to pull two goals back. There was a bad giveaway after the second goal, and they came right back at us and got a third. We all are disappointed, and obviously want to stay in the first place position and the team showed great character to fight back and fought hard to the end."

(On Michel's service...)

"His service is incredible. I think he is one of the best in the league. We are very fortunate to have him. On plays and set pieces he has very, very good delivery, and has done a great job for us the whole season. He is a real difference maker, I think everyone can see that. He is also a great guy, and we are really happy to have him with us."