FC Dallas dropped their third game of the season on Sunday to the New York Red Bulls 1-0.
NY - Bradley Wright-Phillips (Thierry Henry) 71
FC Dallas - Raul Fernandez, Jair Benitez (Moises Hernandez 69), Walker Zimmerman, Matt Hedges, Andrew Jacobson, Hendry Thomas, Victor Ulloa, Fabian Castillo, Danny Garcia (David Texeira 75), Je-Vaughn Watson, Blas Perez (Tesho Akindele 79).
Substitutes Not Used: Richard Sanchez, Ryan Hollingshead, Adam Moffat, Nicolas Walker.
TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Fabian Castillo 3, Blas Perez 3, Danny Garcia 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3(Danny Garcia 2, Blas Perez 1); FOULS: 13 (Jair Benitez, Danny Garcia 3, Je-Vaughn Watson, Hendry Thomas 2); OFFSIDES: 1 (Andrew Jacobson); CORNER KICKS: 6 (Fabian Castillo 3, Moises Hernandez 2); SAVES: 3 (Raul Fernandez).
New York Red Bulls - Luis Robles, Armando, Jamison Olave, Kosuke Kimura, Roy Miller (Ibrahim Sekagya 84), Dax McCarty, Eric Alexander, Lloyd Sam (Jonathan Steele 70), Tim Cahill (Peguy Luyindula 61), Thierry Henry, Bradley Wright-Phillips.
Substitutes Not Used: Ryan Meara, Connor Lade, Andre Akpan, Ruben Bover Izquierdo.
TOTAL SHOTS: 9 (Dan McCarty 2, Thiery Henry 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Lloyd Sam, Dax McCarty, Eric Alexander Bradley Wright-Phillips 1); FOULS: 14 (Kosuke Kimura, Jamison Olave 3, Armando, Tim Cahill 2); OFFSIDES: 2 (Tim Cahill, Bradley Wright-Phillips 1) ; CORNER KICKS: 6 (Thierry Henry 4, Eric Alexander 3); SAVES: 3 (Luis Robles 3).
DAL - Je-Vaughn Watson (ejection) 10
NY - Thierry Henry (caution) 22
DAL - Fabian Castillo (caution) 26
NY - Lloyd Sam (caution) 66
DAL - Victor Ulloa (caution) 90+3
Referee: Edvin Jurisevic
Referee's Assistants: Mike Rottersman, Craig Lowery
Fourth Official: Craig Lowery
Time of Game: 1:52
Weather: Sunny, 90 degrees
FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja
General thoughts on the match...
It was a very hot day, for sure, and very disappointing. On a day that we could have put a lot of things together, we ended up losing against New York, a team that took advantage of one opportunity in the second half to put the game away after we missed a couple of chances. That disappointment comes with playing 80 minutes with ten men. Despite that, I have to give credit to this group of players who came out to play with a lot of heart.
Did losing a player change your focus or philosophy on the game?
When you lose a man, you are definitely losing something. After the red card, I wanted to change the formation because the game required us to, but we didn't change our focus. We had a few chances that could have given us some points, especially in the second half, where the players played much more aggressively. It is a shame that these boys didn't take away any points today despite their great efforts
Did you feel Mauro's absence on the field?
Yes, we missed a couple of players, but you know, I don't want to use that as an excuse. We didn't get a good result for the game, but we do have good news for the club and for the team. I saw a group of young men that were battling and playing with such personality. What Danny Garcia proved today in his first game playing against New York Red Bulls was incredible. Victor Ulloa played one of his best games with an FC Dallas jersey, having come up out of our system and proving today that he is an MLS player. All the other players, the guys who have been around, doubled their efforts. Did we miss Mauro? Yes, but today we had good news, because the boys who we saw on the field today made us proud.
On Danny Garcia's first start...
I would have loved to have given him the opportunity where he didn't have to carry that much of the responsibility. Today that was not the case. The team was given to Danny today and he took that responsibility. In 10 minutes he was playing with one man down, which is even worse. It was not an ideal scenario for him, but he proved today in those hard circumstances that he can play the game and that's fantastic. I feel very proud of him.
On Starting Raul Fernandez...
Seitz has been carrying the responsibility for the first 8 games. Now Raul is ready. He was missing games and he accumulated some games in the reserves and he's ready for the position. The competition is there and I chose to give Seitz a break, but also to give the opportunity to someone who has been starting for this team in well deserved situations.
FC Dallas defender Walker Zimmerman
General thoughts on the match...
It was a great effort from all of us. We had a lot of fight in us. Everyone gave 110 percent. Being a man down we all had to work for two people. We felt like we did a good job trading some chances with them. We had opportunities to take the lead and we held them to pretty much one chance, which ended up being the goal. Overall, that was a tough one to swallow but we're going to put it behind us and get ready for Seattle on Wednesday.
Can you walk us through New York's goal?
I checked, pretty tight with [Thierry] Henry. He made a hard check and spun. I ended up being a half step too late. He got position on me and played a good ball across. We almost blocked it. [Matt] Hedges was in great position. Raul [Fernandez] was in good position. It was tough. Good movement by them and definitely something I could have done better on.
Talk about today's formation...
Today showed how much depth we have as a team. We had guys step up in so many different positions. We performed so well. Creating opportunities with 10 men in this league and having the run of play for the majority of the game, down a man, just shows the kind of personality we have as a team. We learned a little bit from last week, where we kind of sat in once we went down to 10 men. We didn't give up here. We just kept fighting and going forward. It was a much better performance. A lot of positive you can take from today but now this one is behind us. We have a lot of games this month so we're just going to take it one match at a time.
FC Dallas midfielder Danny Garcia
On the difference between playing a man down against D.C. last weekend and against New York this weekend...
The difference between D.C [last week] and today was that we were playing at our home field. There was more motivation.
On playing against Thierry Henry...
It was tough. He gave me a few knocks at the beginning of the game but other than that nothing that got in the way. I just tried to look at him as just another player in the game.
When you got on the field did it feel like just another game [even though you were making your MLS debut]?
It felt different at the beginning. After 10 minutes, it went away. It just felt like another game.
You took a few hits, was that something you were expecting?
Yea. Playing that position, you're always going to get a few knocks. You're going to get fouled. I'm used to it.
What was your game plan in the attack?
Get the ball, turn around, get it to Fabi [Fabian Castillo] or to Blas [Perez]. I was hoping to feed it to Je-Vaughn [Watson] but... Things happened in the game and there's nothing we could do about it. Basically, I was just trying to help my teammates win and put them in a position to score a goal.
FC Dallas right back Andrew Jacobson
General thoughts on the match...
It's disappointing. We played down a man for a long time. When that happens, all you try to do is give yourself a chance to win and I thought we did that. We defended well. The goal New York scored was maybe their only real chance. We gave ourselves a chance to get three points.
On Danny Garcia...
I thought Danny was fantastic. We know because we train with him every day, that's what he does. That is what we expected out of him. That is his game. He wasn't playing above himself. That is just what he does. Today he got an opportunity and he took it. I think today will lead to more opportunities for him.