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June Outlook: A road-heavy slate could mean trouble for FC Dallas

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Three of four league games are on the road in June.

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The last month or so hasn’t gone exactly to plan for FC Dallas. In May, the club only managed to pick up five points with the only win coming away from home. Now they see a road-heavy month ahead with a USOC game sandwiched in the middle.

Real Salt Lake - home - June 3 (7:00 pm)

Given the injury concerns and the international call ups going on, this may be a good time to be at home against a team that has won two of their last eight. RSL also got hammered on Wednesday night in Houston, so they won’t have the freshest of legs for this one.

Portland Timbers - away - June 10 (9:30 pm)

Playing at Portland is never easy. I think if you get a draw in this one, you are set. Depending how Portland does in their game this week, we could also be facing them at the right time with as they’re winless in their last five games.

Tulsa Roughnecks - USOC - home - June 14 (7:00 pm)

The title defense starts where it began last year at SMU. Tulsa is currently third in the USL Western Conference but they have also lost a few games this season. This will be a good test for some youngsters looking to gain some minutes.

Vancouver Whitecaps - away - June 17 (9:00 pm)

Two straight west coast trips is always rough for any team, especially when they involve going to Vancouver for one of them. It won’t help that Vancouver will be off between June 3 and this game either, so they’ll be fresh, while FCD will likely be gassed.

Houston Dynamo - away - June 23 (8:00 pm)

We end the month with another rivalry match with Houston. The first one was a bit of a dud thanks to an injury to Walker Zimmerman and just some iffy attacking on FCD’s part. Houston has been almost unbeatable at home this season, scoring 24 goals in their eight games at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Outlook

Given the high hopes going into last month (we thought nine points was a good bet given the amount of home games and opponents), the injuries and international duty of some key guys, I would say getting three points this weekend at home is a must. After that, advance in the USOC and pick up draws where you can on the road.

What do you think is a reasonable expected points for this month? Four? Six? Let us know below.