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FC Dallas vs LA Galaxy: Highlights, stats and quote sheet

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Here is your recap of Sunday's action.

Another game on the road, and another loss for FC Dallas. Here is the quick and dirty recap of their loss to the LA Galaxy.

Scoring Summary:

LA – Giovani dos Santos (Assisted by Robbie Keane, Gyasi Zardes) 11’

LA – Robbie Keane (Assisted by Giovani dos Santos) 14’

FCD – Michael Barrios (Assisted by Mauro Diaz) 35’

LA – Steven Gerrard 57’

FCD – Atiba Harris (Assisted by Matt Hedges, Ryan Hollingshead) 86’

Misconduct Summary:

LA – Juninho (caution) 69’

LA – Alan Gordon (caution) 90’+4

Lineups:

LA Galaxy: Donovan Ricketts; A.J. DeLaGarza (Dan Gargan 81’), Leonardo, Omar Gonzalez, Robbie Rogers; Gyasi Zardes, Steven Gerrard, Juninho, Sebastian Lletget (Dave Romney 89’); Giovani dos Santos (Alan Gordon 90’+2), Robbie Keane ©.

Substitutions not used: Brian Rowe, Rafael Garcia, Mika Vayrynen, Ignacio Maganto

TOTAL SHOTS: 17; SHOTS ON GOAL: 8; FOULS: 10; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 5.

FC Dallas: Jesse Gonzalez; Atiba Harris, Matt Hedges ©, Zach Lloyd, Javon Watson; Ezequiel Cirigliano (Kellyn Acosta 66’), Victor Ulloa, Fabian Castillo, Mauro Diaz (Ryan Hollingshead 78’) Michael Barrios, Tesho Akindele (Blas Perez 79’).

Substitutions not used: Walker Zimmerman, Chris Seitz, Rolando Escobar, David Texeira.

TOTAL SHOTS: 15; SHOTS ON GOAL: 7; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 12; SAVES: 5.

Referee: Baldomero Toledo

Referee’s Assistants: Fabio Tovar and Ian Anderson

4th Official: Juan Guzman

Attendance: 27,000

FC DALLAS HEAD COACH OSCAR PAREJA

On tonight's game:

"I think we gave up the first 17-20 minutes. We tried to be aggressive, but we looked very fragile in the back and against these kind of players they punish you and then the reaction was very good. I thought the team reacted very well and could have equalized it and if it wasn't for the distraction on the set play I thought we could have gotten a point. The second half was good so in the attacking mind it was a good game for both. I think today both teams gave everything going forward and it was an open game."

On the team's performance:

"This team normally bounces back when the tough moments come. I have nothing to say about the character of our team the boys fought hard and I have to give them great credit, we could have equalized the game."

FC DALLAS FORWARD BLAS PEREZ

[Translated from Spanish]

On tonight's game:

"The game got a little complicated. In the first 15 minutes we practically gave it to them and it cost us two goals, and at the end we didn't have enough time to tie the game. We knew it was going to be a difficult game. We never want to lose. We always want to get points. We had a good chance to get into first place, but it didn't turn out that way. We have to focus now on the next game, which is at home against Houston for the Texas Derby, and we have to make them respect our home field."

On the first 15 minutes of the game:

"We were caught sleeping. We weren't aggressive and we weren't trying to push them back and pressure them and disrespect them in their home. There wasn't any hunger, and with a team like LA, you can't give them that advantage. They scored two goals in 15 minutes and for any team that would bring them down, but we reacted. We just couldn't get the tie."

FC DALLAS FORWARD TESHO AKINDELE

On tonight's game:

"I thought it was a good game. I thought both teams played well and created a lot of chances and just didn't go our way this time."

On the team's performance:

"I think they are taking advantage of their chances and have to be more clinical, myself included, they are getting their chances and they are putting them away and we need to take note of that."

On the team fighting back:

"I think it was huge because they scored two goals pretty early and a lot of teams would have just given up and maybe lost by five in that situation, but everybody buckled down and we took hold of the game at that point. Too bad we didn't start the game a little bit better, but it was a good response from us."