March has come and gone in the schedule for FC Dallas as we head into April. After three straight home games to begin the season, and two bye weeks, FC Dallas gets into a bit of a normal month here with four games, evenly split between Frisco and the road.
April 7 - Colorado Rapids - home (7:00 pm)
Up first is this weekend’s fourth straight conference matchup at home. The Rapids are one of those teams that have either looked good or really bad so far as they continue to figure their ways under new manager Anthony Hudson. They’ll be a tough test as always though as FC Dallas has struggled against teams like the Rapids in recent years, despite being better all around.
April 14 - New England Revolution - away (6:30 pm)
The first road trip is not an easy one by any stretch as the Revs showed in preseason play that they’ll be a tough team to battle against. Throw on the added toughness of playing on turf for this one and it is a recipe for a really hard first game away from home this season. The thing is, FCD needs a tough road game in my book to really find themselves here on this year season.
April 21 - Philadelphia Union - home (7:00 pm)
Shortly after hitting the road, FC Dallas returns home for the final home game in this crazy opening season stretch of five-of-six at Toyota Stadium. The Union have looked pretty decent so far this season with CJ Sapong finding his way up front and the defense pitching two shutouts to begin the year (before getting hammered in Colorado this past weekend). Philly has struggled against Dallas over the years though in league play, so a win should be expected here.
April 29 - New York City FC - away (5:00 pm)
To round out the month is a big test away against arguably the top team in the league right now, New York City FC. Patrick Vieira has his team playing very well to begin the season (they are the only other unbeaten team in MLS besides FCD right now), and to do so without David Villa for the last two is even more impressive.
So March came and went with five points from three home games. Not great but also not terrible either. FC Dallas is at least unbeaten at this point in the season, which has become a bit of a norm under Oscar Pareja in March. But April is always an interesting time. The club actually hits the road this month for two tough Eastern Conference games, one being on turf and the other in a smaller field.
Either way you spin it, those six points at home are huge as always but if the club can find a way to get two draws on the road, it would be hard to find anyone that wouldn’t take that for the month’s total.
What do you feel is a doable number for FC Dallas this month? Let us know below.