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FC Dallas vs Seattle Sounders FC: Highlights, stats and quote sheet

All the facts from the latest loss.

It wasn't pretty but then again we all probably expected much worse out of FC Dallas as they loss to the Seattle Sounders 3-0 last night.

Scoring Summary:

SEA - Lamar Neagle (Brad Evans) 55
SEA - Obafemi Martins (Andy Rose) 73
SEA - Leonardo Gonzalez (Lamar Neagle, Obafemi Martins) 90+2

FC Dallas – Dan Kennedy, Ryan Hollingshead, Walker Zimmerman, Zach Loyd, Michel, Fabian Castillo, Victor Ulloa, Kyle Bekker (Rolando Escobar 74), Alex Zendejas (Coy Craft 84), Mauro Diaz, Blas Perez.

Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Michael Barrios, Otis Earle, Stephen Keel, David Texeira.

Total Shots: 10 (Fabian Castillo 4) Shots on Goal: 2 (Kyle Bekker and Fabian Castillo 1); Fouls: 13 (Ryan Hollingshead 3); Offsides: 2 (Blas Perez and Coy Craft 1); Corners: 8 (Michel 5) Saves: 0.

Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei, Tyrone Mears, Chad Marshall, Zach Scott, Dylan Remick, Andy Rose (Leonardo Gonzalez 89), Micheal Azira, Gonzalo Pineda (Brad Evans 45), Thomas (Obafemi Martins 61), Clint Dempsey, Lamar Neagle.

Substitutes Not Used: Troy Perkins, Oniel Fisher, Victor Mansaray, Cristian Roldan.

Total Shots: 9 (3 players with 2) Shots on Goal: 3 (Lamar Neagle, Obafemi Martins, Leonardo Gonzalez); Fouls: 10 (Lamar Neagle and Brad Evans 2); Offsides: 2 (Lamar Neagle 2); Corners: 3 (Lamar Neagle 2); Saves: 2 (Stefan Frei).

Misconduct Summary:
DAL - Victor Ulloa (caution) 49
SEA - Brad Evans (caution) 50
DAL - Blas Perez (caution) 85

Referee: Alan Kelly
Referee’s Assistants: Corey Rockwell, Kermit Quisenberry
Fourth Official: Alejandro Mariscal
Weather: Clear and 70 degrees
Attendance: 41,108
Time of game: 1:52


On the first half:

"I thought that was our best first half in the season so far. We created a lot of chances in front of the goal. I think we dominated the game and created a lot of sequences of good soccer, but we were not effective. Then Seattle took advantage of it in the second half."

On what changed in the second half:

"I think after the first goal, Seattle started finding more spaces and they were effective. When you have players who are effective, have one chance to put it in the back of the net, that makes a difference. We didn’t do that."

On what the biggest deciding factor tonight:

"The effectiveness that [Seattle] had, absolutely. You can see the way the game developed and I have to give credit to that efficiency and we were not. But in the big picture, I have to see how our team plays and how the game ended, with a score, for me, that was very generous. That’s what it is and we will make sure that we continue to grow with this young group. No excuses. We have to get better in front of the goal because at the end, that’s what decided the point."

On what difference Clint Dempsey makes for Seattle:

"There are some players that have been around, with international pedigrees, and sometimes [Dempsey] comes heavy. Obviously he’s a tremendous player who makes a difference. But as I said before, we have a tremendous group full of young players here. I back them up 100-percent and love to work with them. One day they will collect those games and give them that hierarchy that’s needed in the game."

On if he thinks MLS should adjust the schedule so there’s not as much overlap with national team play/absences:

"When you suffer it, it’s easy to say, but everybody is suffering now. I have to look at this as an opportunity for some players to be seen and to play. Today I saw a few that had not played much, and they did an excellent job, especially in the first half. That’s a very positive note for me. Our kids are growing and I will keep supporting them as much as I can."

On how he thought some of the younger players did tonight:

"I think they did great. Alex [Zendejas] came into a game with 40,000-plus people and a very difficult atmosphere, playing against people who have been around for a long time. I saw him very mature and with a lot of personality. Coy Craft came in in the second half and did a great job. All these things help us in the model that we have. It’s encouraging and the future is bright for these kids."

On how the team will rebound:

"Working. Working. That’s the way you do it and that’s a cure for a moment like this when you have a series of games when you’re not collecting enough points. All you have to do is stand strong, stick together and keep working. We will keep pushing."


On the game:

"The first 45 minutes we played well but they have two very good central defenders that didn’t give me too much space and made it a little bit difficult for me. In the second half I didn’t have all the time I wanted to have with the ball. The chances they had Seattle was able to finish them out."

On how the season is going:

"This is the time in the season when FC Dallas typically struggles, but it is up to us as a team to take this thing forward and continue to change this into a successful season."

On the difference between halves:

"We did not have as much space in the second half and Seattle moved the lines forward and put more pressure on the midfield and offense and because of this we were not able to create the space or chances we needed."


On the game and how Seattle defended him:

"Seattle seemed to focus more on completing their chances then on stopping me. Seattle finished those chances up. Even though we had a strong first half the second half was just difficult for us and we were not able to have a successful match."

On not having much success in Seattle:

"Seattle is one of the best teams in the league and they have a reputation of having an amazing set of fans that helps push their team every time. We have come here every time trying to have a good match and we have had good matches, but every time Seattle seems to come through."