Comments: The unbeaten run to start the season is now at nine and counting. It’s clearly going to take something special to defeat a Dallas team that's deep, gritty, balanced and stoic with quality all around the field. They may be six points off the Supporters’ Shield lead, but they have three games in hand on Toronto.
Comment: Dallas holds on to the top spot -- just barely -- with a 1-1 draw against New York City FC that keeps its unbeaten start to the season alive. Kellyn Acosta continued his push into the MLS elite with his performance.
Comments: Dallas held on to the top spot from our pre-season rankings until this week and remains the lone undefeated team in the league. We wouldn't be surprised if this team reclaims the perch in the near future.
Comments: Unable to get a second goal after Kellyn Acosta scored from a clever layoff from Max Urruti in the 20th minute, FCD paid the price for its squandered chances. An Urruti blast was tipped onto the crossbar, and the Curse of Cristian Colman continued when his low shot on a clean chance forced an excellent save. In seven games he has 11 shots and no goals or assists. But he’s doing a lot of the right things.
Comments: FC Dallas has yet to win more than two games in a row, but who cares when you start the season on a nine-game unbeaten run? Saturday’s 1–1 draw against NYCFC is a tiny bit of a disappointment at home, but it could easily have been a win were it not for some outstanding saves from NYCFC goalkeeper Sean Johnson. FCD will have a chance to push its run into double digits when San Jose pays a visit on Saturday.
Comments: While they couldn't put away their chances and beat NYCFC this week, they are still the only unbeaten team in MLS this season.
Comments: Oscar Pareja’s side is still unbeaten through nine games, but there’s no doubt disappointment is lingering after the 1-1 draw with NYCFC on Sunday that took FC Dallas out of first place in the Western Conference for the time being.
Comments: On the plus side Dallas remains the lone unbeaten team in MLS. Downside though, is that they are starting to show cracks as they have drawn their last two home matches, and only won twice in their last five. Fortunately though is that the next 6 matches are all ones that are winnable with home games against San Jose, RSL, and Houston along with road games at Chicago, Portland, and Vancouver.