It feels like that time of the year doesn't it? FC Dallas is in the throws of a losing streak that has us all questioning every little thing that the team does. Thankfully the calendar has moved to a new month that sees the club return home for a couple games.
May brings us five more games, which almost gets us to the halfway point in the season once June arrives.
Toronto FC - away - May 7 (6:30 pm)
The first one up is the end of a three-game road trip that has seen FCD give up seven goals so far. Toronto will be making their home debut on the day as they re-open BMO Field following the latest round of expansion in that stadium.
TFC has done well so far this season despite being on the road for their first seven games. Some would consider them to be the top team in the Eastern Conference right now with Sebastian Giovinco continuing his MVP form from a year ago.
No matter what, this one won't be easy.
Portland Timbers - home - May 11 (8:00 pm)
Another midweek game with the Timbers, this time back here in Texas. FCD dominated the Timbers last time around in Oregon but have not looked like the same team since then. Part of that may be due to Matt Hedges' injury or just a slew of other defensive reasons.
Portland has picked up their play in recent weeks since that game too, including a win over Toronto this past weekend. I would imagine the Timbers will come out looking for revenge in this one.
Seattle Sounders FC - home - May 14 (8:00 pm)
FCD remains at home for the double dip next week as they host one of the other Pacific Northwest teams. Right now the Sounders are starting to come around after their slow start that has seen them sit below the red line for the majority of this season. Rookie Jordan Morris is starting to live up to the hype and you know Clint Dempsey always enjoys a trip to Texas.
New England Revolution - away - May 21 (6:30 pm)
One team that continues to struggle this season is the Revs. So far they have seven draws in 10 games! Yes, seven draws. They don't win much, they don't lose a lot but they do get a point out of most of their games so far. Thankfully their defense is playing as poorly as FCD's is at the moment so this one could have plenty of goals.
San Jose Earthquakes - away - May 28 (9:30 pm)
The final game of the month sees another west coast trip, this time to the Bay Area. The Quakes are currently unbeaten at Avaya Stadium this season with four wins. The two sides played to a 2-2 draw last month in Texas.
We hoped to get 10 points out of last month's six games but were only able to see FCD get eight. Five games on the calendar this month means there are 15 points available for the taking. Given how poorly the team has played these last two weeks, you do wonder if anything more than six points is even doable right now. I do think they can get a result in New England and maybe even in San Jose. The two home games are almost a must-win type to remain near the top of the standings.
What do you all think will be realistic this month from FC Dallas?