Losing in Seattle isn’t always that bad but when it became FC Dallas’ second straight loss, it did give the pollsters some pause about where this club is going right now.
Comment: Two losses in a row, although the latest, on the road against a surging Sounders team, isn’t a huge upset. But Dallas’ cushion at the top of the Western Conference is down to three points, so they can’t afford to keep dropping points.
ESPNFC (This Week 6, Last Week 6)
Comment: Dallas exited CenturyLink Field on Sunday night more than just a little frustrated. Its lead at the top of the West is three points, but Oscar Pareja’s first losing streak of the season does not bode well for his side’s ability to hold on to that buffer.
Soccer America (This week: 5, Last week: 4)
Comment: Dominique Badji, who scored in his debut after coming over from Colorado, could be the answer as the No. 9 FCD has lacked.