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Schellas Hyndman: Changes Are Coming

After the 3-0 loss to Real Salt Lake, Hyndman offers up what is to come for his club.


Following Saturday's 3-0 loss to Real Salt Lake, FC Dallas manager was fairly quick to assess what needs to happen next for his club.

"I think it's time to make some changes," Hyndman told reporters. "We've been going long enough with people's play from the previous year, now we need to give some other players a chance.

"You look at the margin and difference in score, it wasn't a 1-0 game, it wasn't a referee making a mistake, it was that we gave up soft goals and we didn't score our chances."

The team is in a funk. There is no other way to put it.

Lately in games, Dallas charges forward early in the first half. They create more chances, earn more possession and win more 50-50 battles. But the result doesn't pay off. No goals scored in the last three games and now the team is in a seven game winless run, including two straight losses to conference foes.

"If you look at our last two games at home, the Chivas [USA] game [a 0-0 draw on July 4] we had a great start, didn't finish. You look at tonight's game, we had a great start, didn't finish," Hyndman explained. "[We need] better training at creating scoring chances, and we've just got to finish.

"Players have their roles on the team. If you're a goalkeeper, everybody understands their role - keep the ball out of the goal. If you're an attacking player, everybody understands your role - finish the goal."

Midfielder Andrew Jacobson echoed similar thoughts to Hyndman but said it was mostly coming down to the team getting back to the littlest of things to correct their recent bad spell.

"It's the little things," said Jacobson. "It is a game where just the smallest things can change a match. That goal [Salt Lake] scored was completely against the run of play. Sometimes a little luck can change the outcome of a match. If we get some luck and finish one of our early chances, maybe it's a different result. I don't think we can change too much. We need to keep playing our game."

Either way you look at it, changes are coming.

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