Off Night or Something Worse?
FC Dallas had what arguably should have been one of the easiest match-ups in the league this week (no offense New England), and yet they struggled at home. Was this a sign that the formation isn’t working? Are the new signings all they were cracked up to be? Roland Lamah and Cristian Colman had particularly poor showings, with Colman giving away a lazy penalty and Lamah just giving away the ball... a lot.
It was an off-night. It is the beginning of the season and already Dallas has played a ton of games. An incredibly difficult match on Wednesday left the team drained and that was apparent. Be prepared to see more games like this throughout the season, Dallas is going to have a very long year with all the fixtures scheduled.
The New Guys Need Time
As mentioned both Lamah and Colman were awful last night, but they have shown promise in other games. Rolly is smart on the ball and Colman’s movement is already making Maximiliano Urruti better. It will take time. Remember how long it took for the Acosta-Carlos Gruezo partnership to work? Or how Barrios struggled through his first several matches? Lamah and Colman offer a lot, they’ll figure it out soon.
Urruti the Hero
The whole team struggled, but somehow Urruti found a way to win the game single-handedly. Does anyone still doubt his ability? He robbed New England, who deserved at least a point. It was a shame that Cody Cropper managed to get a touch on that shot that would have been his hat-trick. Maybe Urruti will be the 15 goal a year striker Dallas has desperately been wanting.
Time for a Break
Dallas have a much needed two week break in front of them, to recuperate from the tough March that they excelled through with four wins, one draw, and one loss. Expect them to look even better coming into April and enjoy watching Kellyn Acosta and Walker Zimmerman with the United States over the break.