FC Dallas got a 1-1 draw at the Houston Dynamo, but many of the rankings were not impressed with the result. Despite the team not getting much love for the point on the road, one of the players on the field was the recipient of plenty of love.
Comments: Just 1-3-4 in their last eight games, but Mauro Diaz seems to be ready to return to his 2016 form already.
Comments: Will the full return of Mauro Diaz be a big moment in FC Dallas' season? He wasn't at his best in the 1-1 draw against Houston.
Comments: Another solid defensive team that should be scoring more than it is, Dallas has still managed to keep itself within striking distance of the upper echelon.
Comments: Where would FCD be without Max Urruti? His crisp finish into the bottom corner registered his ninth goal of the season, which is more than twice the total of team runner-up Roland Lamah, who scored three of his four goals in a 6-2 rout of RSL. Urruti’s goal cancelled out one conceded when defender Matt Hedges failed to deal with a high bouncer into the penalty area. Mauro Diaz logged nearly 70 minutes and contributed one key pass in his first start of 2017.
Comments: MIDSEASON MVP: Maxi Urruti. With Mauro Diaz sidelined and only just recently starting to make his on-field comeback, the pressure was on the rest of FC Dallas’ attacking corps to produce. That’s exactly Urruti has done, though not in the same way Diaz would have. With nine goals and three assists on the year, Urruti is looking like the go-to striker Dallas thought it had when the club bought Cristian Colman in the offseason.
Comments: Unlike last week's 1-1 draw, FC Dallas scored an equalizer of its own to rescue a point in a lackluster Texas Derby that has now ended in a pair of ties.