What can we say about June and July that hasn't already been said? Both months had their ups and downs. But both also saw the club go winless. A 0-1-3 month of June was followed up by a 0-2-2 month of July. Five points in eight games after 27 points through the first 13 games.
It is what it is in some ways. FC Dallas manager Schellas Hyndman told me over the weekend after the Montreal draw that they were looking for the positives in the results and believe that they will soon turn the corner once players return from injury and international duty.
"I think moving on we need to get Mauro Diaz here," said Hyndman. "We need to get him acclimated to the team. Get Erick healthy, he had picked up a hamstring issue. We need to get those two out there and have them involved. Get Blas Perez back. Then Fabian (Castillo) and Jackson involved. I think the next week will be a time that we can re-focus and get ready for the stretch run."
But looking at what is coming up for Dallas, just when will this winless streak snap? Dallas is two games away from tying their second longest winless rut from 2005, when the team went 10 games without a win. They're five games away from tying the all-time record set last year with 13 games without a win. Heaven forbid we see that again.
We'll dive into the month of August deeper in the coming weeks but right up front things don't get that easy for Dallas. Once they return to league play they are at Seattle on August 4th. They'll follow that up with a visit from the LA Galaxy on August 11. From there they'll go back to Portland, to face the hot Timbers on August 18. They'll then close out the month with visit to Chivas USA and a home date with San Jose. Hard to believe it but it has been almost two years since FC Dallas last beat Chivas USA.
That is five games right there. Should the streak continue past that into September, the first team up in that month is Vancouver at home. But let's hope it doesn't get that far.