clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

May Outlook: Home-heavy slate should work well for FC Dallas

New, 5 comments

Two months down and FC Dallas remains unbeaten, but how much longer will it last?

MLS: Portland Timbers at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

We’re two months into the season here as FC Dallas continues to remain unbeaten. May brings another busy month with five games, three of which are at home.

Real Salt Lake - away - May 6 (8:30 pm)

Up first is a trip to Utah and a bit of a homecoming for Javier Morales. RSL has been more down than up this season with five losses, with three of them coming in the last five games. New manager Mike Petke’s team is beat up, mostly in the back with their defense giving up six goals in the last two games.

New York City FC - home - May 14 (7:00 pm)

I really don’t know what to make of NYCFC this season. They’ve been consistently inconsistent. One week they’re pounding a team and then the next they drop a game at home. Still, if they continue the way that they’ve been going, they’d be in line for their next win in this game. I just don’t see that happening.

San Jose Earthquakes - home - May 20 (7:00 pm)

The second home game here sees San Jose visit for the first time this season. The two ended in a 1-1 draw last month out in San Jose. Should we expect a different match in Frisco? Absolutely. Despite the fact that they just picked up their first road win (at Minnesota), San Jose has struggled big time away from home this season.

Chicago Fire - away - May 25 (7:30 pm)

Rivalry week heats up in a big way with a Brimstone match on a Thursday night. Chicago has been good at home so far this season and will present a really stiff test for FCD on a weeknight. Still, their defense is leaky and could be tested if FCD gets out on the counter in this one.

Houston Dynamo - home - May 28 (7:00 pm)

Ah, yes, the Texas Derby 2017 edition. You know the fans want the cannon back. You know the players will want it as well. This one will be testy to say the least.

Outlook

So five games with three at home. In my book that should be at least nine points on the month as a baseline expectation. But those two road trips aren’t bad at all either. Both teams are beatable and at the very least this group could continue this unbeaten streak for another month if they don’t play down to their competition any.

What do you think is a reasonable mark for this month? Let us know below.