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

Here are all the stats and quotes from the 3-0 loss at Seattle.

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Time to get started on breaking down the 3-0 loss by FC Dallas to the Seattle Sounders. Up first is the highlights, stats and quote sheet.



Scoring Summary:
SEA - Obafemi Martins (Mauro Rosales) 8
SEA - Eddie Johnson (Brad Evans) 22
SEA - Brad Evans (PK) 90+4

FC Dallas - Raul Fernandez, Jair Benitez, George John, Matt Hedges, Zach Loyd (Kellyn Acosta 73), Fabian Castillo, Andrew Jacobson, Je-Vaughn Watson (Mauro Diaz 46), Jackson (Kenny Cooper 83), David Ferreira, Blas Perez.

Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Ramon Nunez, Michel, Stephen Keel.

TOTAL SHOTS: 8 (Andrew Jacobson, Mauro Diaz 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 0; FOULS: 19 (Blas Perez 6); OFFSIDES: 4 (Fabian Castillo 2); CORNER KICKS: 2 (David Ferreira 2); SAVES: 1 (Raul Fernandez 1).
Seattle Sounders FC - Marcus Hahnemann, DeAndre Yedlin, Patrick Ianni, Djimi Traore, Leo Gonzalez, Mauro Rosales (Marc Burch 77), Osvaldo Alonso, Brad Evans, Lamar Neagle, Obafemi Martins (Servando Carrasco 86), Eddie Johnson (Zach Scott 90+2).

Substitutes Not Used: Andrew Weber, John Kennedy Hurtado, Andy Rose, Eriq Zavaleta.

TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Obafemi Martins 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Brad Evans 2); FOULS: 17 (Eddie Johnson, Osvaldo Alonso); OFFSIDES: 2 (Eddie Johnson 2); CORNER KICKS: 3 (Mauro Rosales 3); SAVES: 0.

Misconduct Summary:
SEA - Djimi Traore (caution) 54
DAL - Blas Perez (caution) 65
SEA - Osvaldo Alonso (caution) 69
DAL - George John (caution) 84
SEA - Eddie Johnson (caution) 90+2

Referee: Edvin Jurisevic
Referee's Assistants: Anthony Vasoli, Eric Boria
4th Official: Juan Guzman
Attendance: 39,360
Time of Game: 1:54
Weather: Partly cloudy, 70 degrees

Quote Sheet

FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman

On moving forward...

The comment was just let this one go. We'll try to refocus on the next one.

On whether his team's scoring dry spell is being caused by back luck...

No, I just don't think we're playing - I don't think we're in good form. I don't think we created enough opportunities. It seems like we're very content with keeping the ball but not really going anywhere with it. So when you look at the chances we had, I think [Mauro] Diaz had a nice move at the top of the box, or in the box, and just put it a little bit wide, but it was probably our only really good chance.

On whether playing in Seattle was tougher tonight given the pregame announcement of Clint Dempsey's arrival...

I don't think that really mattered. During the pregame announcement I thought it might have been more of a distraction for their players. But again, you look at the first half and the two goals we gave up, and they're both stoppable goals. I thought we played much better in the second half.

On whether it was tough to get Blas Perez back in the rhythm of the team after the Gold Cup series...

Yeah, I think, you know what... It's a tough place to play as you all know. For our players who aren't used to playing on an artificial surface, the balls are just skidding a little bit away from us, so give a lot of credit to Seattle for giving us a struggle in the first half. I wish we would have came out and played a little bit better.

On whether FC Dallas' scoreless streak is compounding the team's performance...

Sure it does. I don't think the players have really got the whole grasp of it, but for the coaches, we're very frustrated. We were just talking about that before y'all walked in. We need to maybe get away a little bit from some of the things we've been doing in training and put more into our attacking patterns.

On whether he was surprised his team gave up early goals...

Yeah, it was one of the three points we brought up and that was, ‘don't give up an early goal,' because we felt that the crowd obviously was going to put us under pressure and the last thing we wanted to do was give up an early goal so that we had to be chasing the game. And we did.

FC Dallas midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson

General thoughts on the game...

It's always tough to come to Seattle and get a result with the fans and everything... Giving up two early goals cost us the game. The first goal, the guy was just free in the box. The second one came when I thought we were playing well and they hit us on the counter attack.

Was the first goal a missed assignment?

Everyone was fighting hard on the play and you do have to give Seattle credit but we just missed a mark. The ball was played in very well, also.

FC Dallas defender George John

On the loss...

Right now we're going through a dry spell. We can't point any fingers, as a team, no one is getting the job done. Defensively we didn't get the job done tonight and that's disappointing.

On not scoring in five MLS matches...

As a defender, it's not something I focus on. Obviously I try to get goals when I can but the fact that we let in three goals is really disappointing. It's a team game so again, we're not pointing fingers at anybody. We're going to have to figure it out as a group and move forward from here.

Did the fact that Clint Dempsey was introduced prior to the match make it any tougher?