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FC Dallas drops season finale to Minnesota United 3-0

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Now FC Dallas will have to battle Portland on the road in the playoffs.

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The regular season is over for FC Dallas as they dropped the final game of the year to Minnesota United 3-0 on Sunday.

The Loons controlled the match and made the most of their chances including the games’ first goal in the 17th minute from Kevin Molino. Robin Lod passed to Emanuel Reynoso, who then found Molino making a run into the box before finishing inside the box.

Dallas nearly had an equalizer moments later from Michael Barrios but Brent Kallman was able to clear the ball off the goal line.

Minnesota started the second half with more energy and scored in the 47th minute on a laser of a shot from Reynoso. The Argentine attacker took a shot right away, and scored from the edge of the penalty area.

The hosts added a third in the dying moments of the game again from Molino in the 79th minute. Lod passed the ball across the goal first found Reynoso in the middle of the box, and he then sent it to his left towards Molino, who scored from close range.

Instant Reaction: Well that sucked. There is little to really get excited about in this one as FC Dallas had a golden chance to snag at least one home game in the playoffs and now if they want a MLS Cup, they’re likely going to have to do it away from home. There were some unlucky bounces in this one that you do have to look back at and go ‘what if?’ but at the end of the day, the team will now have to regroup for their playoff run, starting against Portland.

What’s next for FC Dallas: It will be a little bit of time due to the international window but Dallas will now head to Portland on either November 21, 22 or 24.