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FC Dallas vs Vancouver Whitecaps: Highlights, stats and quote sheet

All the facts from FC Dallas' latest game.

Three straight losses are never easy to deal with but we'll do our best to break down FC Dallas' 1-0 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Scoring Summary:
VAN – Cristian Techera (Kekuta Manneh) 32

FC Dallas – Jesse Gonzalez, Atiba Harris, Je-Vaughn Watson, Matt Hedges, Zach Loyd, Fabian Castillo, Victor Ulloa (Ryan Hollingshead 84), Kellyn Acosta, Michael Barrios, Rolando Escobar (David Texeira 73), Blas Perez (Tesho Akindele 58).

Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Ezequiel Cirigliano, Walker Zimmerman, Michel

Total Shots: 7 (Rolando Escobar and Michael Barrios 2) Shots on Goal: 2 (Atiba Harris and Michael Barrios); Fouls: 10 (4 with 2); Offsides: 1; Corners: 4; Saves: 1 (Jesse Gonzalez 1).

Vancouver Whitecaps FC – David Ousted, Steven Beitashour, Kendall Watson, Tim Parker, Jordan Harvey (Christian Dean 78), Matias Laba, Gershon Koffie, Cristian Techera (Nicolas Mezquida 82), Pedro Morales (Mauro Rosales 68), Kekuta Manneh, Octavio Rivero.

Substitutes Not Used: Paolo Tornaghi, Darren Mattocks, Russel Teibert, Robert Earnshaw.

Total Shots: 7 (Octavio Rivero 2) Shots on Goal: 2 (Christian Techera and Octavio Rivero); Fouls: 13 (Kendall Waston 3); Offsides: 1; Corners: 5; Saves: 2 (David Ousted 3).
Misconduct Summary: VAN – Cristian Techera (caution) 24
DAL – Atiba Harris (caution) 35
VAN – Christian Dean (caution) 85

Referee: Ismail Elfath
Referee’s Assistants: Corey Rockwell, Marco Arruda
Fourth Official: Alejandro Mariscal
Weather: Sunny
Attendance: 21,000

FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja
On tonight’s loss…

"It’s hard to say that we played well because we didn’t score goals. At the end, the goals are what give you points. Kekuta Manneh is fast and that was the difference. It could be in a big match like this that just one play makes all the difference. We have to accept it."

On the current losing streak following a successful July…

"In a league where we know everything is tight, the confidence is hard to differentiate from one month to the other month. July was as important as August and I’m sure September will be the same. We need to get some points, we need to bounce back and get some points but we’re not going to lose our heads. The boys played well today, I have to give them the credit that they took the initiative against a team that is really aggressive and I thought we controlled them."

On the difference in the match…

"It was a game where just one play made the difference. We were not as heavy up front to impact the game. We could have control of the game but that doesn’t give you much if you don’t punish when you are in the last third. Vancouver had one play with Kekuta Manneh that made the difference. That one play made the difference."

On playing down by a goal…

"We always thought that we could get a goal even after we gave up one. I thought we had plenty of control of the game to equalize and could do it considering the experience that they had. In the last 15 minutes, we tried to see if we could get something there, but unfortunately we couldn’t."

On Jesse Gonzalez’ performance…

"I’m happy for Jesse. I thought he did pretty well in a place like Vancouver where it’s tense, the atmosphere is difficult and to play away here is not easy. He showed a lot of personality. This is our model in Dallas and we stick to it. We’re happy to see one more Homegrown come on to the stage and have a good performance. I thought he did well. I’m proud of him."

FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele

On Kendall Waston’s effect on the match:

"Kendall Waston won a lot of headers. We tried to get long and he won a lot of headers. The game plan was clear, but it was a tough ending to the game."

On lack of goals:

"It was maybe a little surprising but probably both teams were playing cautious. They know that we can score goals and we know that they can score goals so everybody didn’t want to be opened up. It made sense."

On the current losing streak:

"It’s coming to the end of the season. We need ourselves in a good position, not just to make the playoffs, but to be in a very good position in the playoffs. We need to do something better than we have done today."

FC Dallas defender Matt Hedges

On tonight’s loss:

"I thought we came out and we played decently on the road. It’s not the result that we needed. We needed to get points. Three games in a row now – no points. It’s disappointing."

On the current losing streak:

"We need to get back results at this point. Three losses in a row is killing us at a time when we need to get wins. We’re not and we’re not top of the table."

On Cristian Techera and Kekuta Manneh:

"They caused problems. They’ve got good technique and good pace. Those are never easy to play against, especially having them on both sides of the field. They got their win because of it. It’s tough."

On Jesse Gonzalez’ performance:

"It’s never easy – away and especially in an atmosphere like that. I thought he handled it well. He made no mistakes so it was a good debut. It was disappointing obviously not to get the win for him but I thought it was a good debut for him."