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FC Dallas vs LA Galaxy: Highlights, Stats and Quotes

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All the facts from another frustrating result.

Time for us to quickly break this game down. Up first is a look at the highlights, stats and quotes.


Scoring Summary:
LAG - Robbie Keane (Gyasi Zardes) 24
LAG - Gyasi Zardes (Juninho) 44
DAL - Tesho Akindele (Jair Benitez) 65

FC Dallas - Raul Fernandez, Jair Benitez, Stephen Keel, Matt Hedges, Zach Loyd, Danny Garcia (Andres Escobar 45), Victor Ulloa, Andrew Jacobson (Adam Moffat 26), Je-Vaughn Watson, Fabian Castillo, Tesho Akindele (Blas Perez 81).

Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Walker Zimmerman, Moises Hernandez, Peter Luccin.

TOTAL SHOTS: 12 (Je-Vaughn Watson 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Tesho Akindele 2); FOULS: 10 (Je-Vaughn Watson 4); OFFSIDES: 4 (Je-Vaughn Watson 2); CORNER KICKS: 5 (Andres Escobar 4); SAVES: 2 (Raul Fernandez 2).

LA Galaxy - Jaime Penedo, A.J. De La Garza, Kofi Opare, Tommy Meyer, Dan Gargan, Gyasi Zardes, Stefan Ishizaki (Baggio Husidic 74), Kenney Walker, Juninho, Robbie Keane, Samuel Rosa (Raul Mendiola 74).

Substitutes Not Used: Chandler Hoffman, Leonardo, Rob Friend, Robbie Rogers, Brian Rowe.

TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Robbie Keane 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Robbie Keane 2); FOULS: 9 (Dan Gargan 3); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 2 (Baggio Husidic 2); SAVES: 4 (Jaime Penedo 4).

Misconduct Summary:
LAG - Kofi Opare (caution) 37
DAL - Tesho Akindele (caution) 43
DAL - Je-Vaughn Watson (caution) 71

Referee: Allen Chapman
Referee's Assistants: Ian Anderson, Fabio Tovar
Fourth Official: Daniel Radford
Attendance: 14,615
Time of Game: 1:52
Weather: Cloudy, 64 degrees

Quote Sheet:


On the goal scored by Robbie Keane:

"That is a good play right there, nothing we can do. The second goal was disappointing for us, once again it was lack of concentration and a ball that was controlled. The game came down to that one play and we get back one of the goals. It was difficult at that time to understand how we were losing the game 2-0. I thought we had the best options, but that is the way it goes."

On the overall thoughts of the game:

"Like any other defeat, walking off without points is frustrating, but we are moving forward. The reaction that this team had, and the quality of the players giving all they had, always having the initiative. The way we played can definitely help with feeling encouraged, it doesn't give us points, but it is encouraging."

On the play of Dallas in the second half:

"Our second half was much better. I think we kept the ball better, we attacked better, we put a lot more pressure on them than we did in the first half and I think it showed. Night and day from the first half."

On the goal by Gyasi Zardes:

"Yea, he was unmarked in the box, it is something we will have to figure out what was going on, why he was so open, that is all we can really talk about it."

On scoring his first career MLS goal:

"Since we were away, it was so quiet after I scored that I thought for sure I was offside. I checked like five times with the assistant ref just to make sure he didn't raise his flag. It is just pure happiness as a striker when you score a goal, that is what I am paid for, that is why I am here, so to score a goal makes me really happy."

On the play of Dallas in the second half:

"Being down one goal as opposed to two goals is a huge difference. When it is one goal, you are just one play away from tying the game. After the goal, everyone really felt like we had a chance of getting back into it. The second half we completely dominated them, so we just have to look at the positives in every situation. I think we played a great second half and we will move forward with that."