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Big D After Dark Tonight: Texas Derby Letdown

FC Dallas didn’t need a draw at home, even if that goal from Obrian was fun, especially over the hated Houston squad. Hang out with Nathan and Jose tonight to break down the result.

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A home draw isn’t the result to get us fans fired up against an interstate rival, but maybe tonight makes a good opportunity to vent a little bit as FC Dallas continues its slow start out of the gate in 2021.

Jose and I will be live this evening at 9 PM CST over on Facebook and Youtube to break down the result and find some positives.

The highly anticipated Texas Derby fizzled a bit, as Houston and FC Dallas battled to a 1-1 draw. If we could take the...

Posted by Big D Soccer on Monday, May 10, 2021

Here are a few questions we will hit:

  1. Is Franco Jara going to be anything more than a high-priced veteran striker that the team swung and missed on? Let’s be real that Jara has quality - that beautiful assist to Dante Sealy shows a bit of that, but his work in front of goal has been disappointing.
  2. Does this team’s upside overrule its current frustrations? Matt Doyle pointed out that the team is generating a lot of chances in front of goal but converting few. As the team gels and as guys like Schon crack the lineup, will those frustrations come to an end? Or are we seeing some deeper problems?
  3. What is this squad’s outlook against Minnesota? It’s clear that Minnesota is not playing well and will be feeling the pressure, but could FC Dallas be the cure for Minnesota’s struggles?
  4. Your questions, as usual. We’ll talk about your reactions and ideas and criticisms of this team thus far.

See you in a few hours!