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FC Dallas vs LA Galaxy: Highlights, Stats and Quote Sheet

All the dirty facts and sayings from the ugly 2-0 loss in LA.


The slump continues for FC Dallas as last night they fell to the LA Galaxy 2-0. Here are all the highlights, stats and quotes on the night.



Scoring Summary:
LA - Marcelo Sarvas (Robbie Keane, Omar Gonzalez) 65
LA - Hector Jimenez (Robbie Rogers, Robbie Keane) 80

FC Dallas - Raul Fernandez, Jair Benitez, Stephen Keel, Matt Hedges, Zach Loyd, Andrew Jacobson (Ramon Nunez 63), David Ferreira, Michel, Fabian Castillo (Kenny Cooper 74), Je-Vaughn Watson (Jackson 45), Blas Perez

Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Kellyn Acosta, London Woodberry, Eric Hassli.

TOTAL SHOTS: 6 (Blas Perez 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Blas Perez, Jackson 1); FOULS: 12 (Blas Perez 3); OFFSIDES: 5 (Fabian Castillo 2); CORNER KICKS: 10 (Michel 5); SAVES: 4 (Raul Fernandez 4).

LA Galaxy - Carlo Cudicini, Sean Franklin, A.J. DeLaGarza, Omar Gonzalez, Todd Dunivant, Robbie Rogers, Juninho (Rafael Garcia 90+3), Marcelo Sarvas (Pablo Mastroeni 88), Hector Jimenez (Colin Clark 81), Robbie Keane, Gyasi Zardes

Substitutes Not Used: Brian Perk, Tommy Meyer, Jose Villarreal, Jack McBean.

TOTAL SHOTS: 23 (Gyasi Zardes 7); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Gyasi Zardes and Robbie Rogers 2); FOULS: 12 (Marcelo Sarvas 3); OFFSIDES: 1 (Robbie Keane 1); CORNER KICKS: 9 (Juninho 8); SAVES: 2 (Carlo Cudicini 2).

Misconduct Summary:
DAL - David Ferreira (caution) 28
LA - Juninho (caution) 29
DAL - Blas Perez (caution) 54

Referee: Ricardo Salazar
Referee's Assistants: Brian Poeschel, Colin Arblaster
4th Official: Alejandro Mariscal
Attendance: 19,729
Time of Game: 1:52
Weather: Clear, 70 degrees


Overall thoughts on the game:

"I thought we were okay maybe the first 20 minutes and then things started getting more difficult. I think the reality is that they basically outworked us. And by out working us they caused us a lot of problems. In the first half we saved some chances- that the Galaxy created- they play very simple but they were running off the ball and you knew what was going to happen, Keane was going to get open and then there were going to be slashing runs across and services into the box. Nothing we didn't know, we were just unable to keep up with them in the second half and the Galaxy played like an MLS champion. It was the best I've seen them play this year and they made us look very average."

On not creating enough scoring chances:

"We're always talking about this not happening, that not happening but today, basically, we just got out worked. We didn't create enough scoring chances, which causes you problems. We didn't have people running off the ball. We didn't have many tackles. I thought we did fine in the middle third of the field- you know, getting the ball, keeping the ball- but at the end of the day Juninho and Marcelo they killed us. They were making runs through the field and there wasn't a lot of pressure on them. So, before we get too complicated with the scoring chances we have to get better, we have to get some work done."


On losing to LA Galaxy:

"It hurts. We were in search of at least a point but today we leave with this sadness and this bitter taste of losing here in LA."

On Panama beating Mexico:

"Happy that my national team won, but sad that I'm leaving my team after this loss. I hope that we can win our next game, which is at home."

On what Galaxy did well tonight:

"They are a great team. They are a team that's been playing together for many years and that knows each other to perfection. Today, everything worked out in their favor. There's no doubt they have a great team, good players and, well, I hope we can get better. We need to focus on us getting better and try to change for the good for the team."


Overall thoughts on tonight's game:

"Well, it was a tough game. I think that the team for the first 30-35 minutes played well. We didn't give up any space to the Galaxy but in the second half the team came apart a little bit and they took advantage of that opportunity and scored the goals."

On what he thinks the Galaxy did well:

"You have to give them credit because they played a good game. The game was very intense, but they beat us well. Like I said, the team came apart in the second half and they took advantage of the spacing that we weren't allowing in the first minutes and end up with a bad result. We came here with the intention of winning, but that didn't happen. So, we need to keep working and keep thinking about what's ahead and hopefully the next game will be a positive one for us."