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FC Dallas vs LA Galaxy: Highlights, stats and quotes

All the facts from Saturday's loss.

Yet another bummer against the LA Galaxy in California for FC Dallas. We'll begin breaking this one down soon enough but here are the game's stats, highlights (above) and quotes.


Scoring Summary:
DAL - Blas Perez (Andres Escobar) 54
LA - Robbie Keane (Gyasi Zardes) 62
LA - Alan Gordon (Robbie Keane) 84

FC Dallas - Raul Fernandez, Moises Hernandez, Zach Loyd, Je-Vaughn Watson, Kellyn Acosta, Ryan Hollingshead (Mauro Diaz 55, Jair Benitez 83), Victor Ulloa, Michel, Andres Escobar, Blas Perez, Tesho Akindele (Adam Moffat 75).

Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Walter Cabrera, Coy Craft, David Texeira.

Total Shots: 9 (4 players with 2) Shots on Goal: 1 (Blas Perez 1); Fouls: 7 (Moises Hernandez, Mauro Diaz 2); Offsides: 1 (Andres Escobar 1); Corners: 0; Saves: 5 (Raul Fernandez 5).

LA Galaxy - Jaime Penedo, Dan Gargan, Omar Gonzalez, Robbie Rogers, A.J. DeLaGarza, Landon Donovan, Baggio Husidic (Stefan Ishizaki 62), Juninho, Marcelo Sarvas, Gyasi Zardes (Alan Gordon 75), Robbie Keane.

Substitutes Not Used: Brian Rowe, Kenney Walker, Rafael Garcia, James Riley, Leonardo.

Total Shots: 19 (Robbie Keane, Gyasi Zardes 6); Shots on Goal: 7 (3 players with 2); Fouls: 17 (Marcelo Zarvas 5); Offsides: 4 (Robbie Keane 3); Corners: 6 (Landon Donovan 4); Saves: 0.

Misconduct Summary:
FCD - Kellyn Acosta (caution) 23
FCD - Victor Ulloa (caution) 35
FCD - Moises Hernandez (caution) 42
LA - Omar Gonzalez (caution) 69
LA - Marcelo Sarvas (caution) 74
LA - Landon Donovan (caution) 90

Referee: Kevin Stott
Referee's Assistants: Jeremy Hanson, Eduardo Mariscal
Fourth Official: Alejandro Mariscal
Attendance: 22,863
Time of Game: 1:52
Weather: Cloudy, 74 degrees

Quote Sheet


On tonight's match:

"I thought it was one of the most intense, energetic, and passionate games that we've had. The boys put everything on the field and they were leading the game until we made two silly mistakes. But the effort and the energy and the willingness to come and fight for those three points today was fantastic, and I have to be patient with some things. Those are mistakes that make us grow as a team because we are young."

On playing Seattle at home:

"We're fighting for points. We're trying to get ourselves into the playoffs, and we have the tools and the heart to do it. All of our minds right now are on Wednesday's game. We have to turn this page quick and be focused on Seattle Wednesday. That's where we are. We have all the tools, our boys are doing an incredible job and I am proud of them. I back them up, the way they ran today and pushed, it was good."

On Je-Vaughn Watson playing center back:

"I count (on) this group of players, and as I said Je-Vaughn is a good example. They're good soccer players and they have heart for this club, for this team, and if they need to play as a right back, as a center back, they have the tools to do it. I trust him, and he trusts me. We give each other confidence, and we work together for that and then things come along. So I'm very proud of his job today, I thought it was great to see someone who can help us there with the pace, the rhythm, the physicality of this league. It's great news for this club."

On Blas Perez's goal:

"Fantastic goal, great finish by Blas [Perez]. Heading the ball and putting it in the corner hard. Great cross as well; I thought it was one of the best moments in the game for us. We finalized it with a good goal. It was exciting to see."


On tonight's match:

"I feel like we started putting things together a little bit more in the second half. Beginning of the second half we were pressing them higher, the header was just amazing. Great placement got up over [A.J.] DeLaGarza I think, and just powered it home. Good early cross. And I think at that point we need to be a little bit more composed to control the game. We had the lead, no need to give up some goals, but amazing [FC Dallas] goal."

On the team's chemistry:

"I think we are finally feeling like we are getting in the top form. Even with injuries, guys not being able to play, it feels like whoever is stepping into either spot is connecting well. Feels like the chemistry is... well, there is not really a weak link on the team. So I feel like games like this when we're up a goal, don't need to give away anything, and really the power, the control is in our hands and we kind of gave it to them. With a little bit more tactics, better movement, better spacing, better kind of organization, we don't give up those goals and (we) go away with a win."

On match against Seattle:

"It's huge, especially coming off this loss now. We were looking on getting three points here, going against Seattle and taking three points as well, hopefully push for the Supporter's Shield, and now it's a must win game for us. We have got to take Seattle down. We have got to fight to get closer to Salt Lake now; they just got a win as well. So the game is huge, we need to recover fast and get ready for that game."