FC Dallas Version Of Good News – Bad News


Unfortunately for FC Dallas, over the past month, any good news has been tempered with equally bad/unfortunate/sad news. I’m about to take you on that journey in our very own, slightly sad, but mostly true version of good news – bad news.

The good news is that the road trip to outdo all road trips is now over. FC Dallas can now come home and enjoy some much needed rest from the jet lag they’ve experienced for what seems like an eternity.

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The bad news is that said road trip only yielded a grand total of two points. You read that correctly; two points. FC Dallas were only able to manage draws against San Jose and Colorado, two of the perennial bottom dwellers in the Western Conference. They are teams that FC Dallas has to beat if they have any hopes of beating the elite in MLS.

The good news is that Fabian Castillo righted a pretty terrible offensive ship on Friday night when he opened up the scoring to give FCD a 1-0 lead. It was Castillo’s first goal since the 4-1 dismantling of the Dynamo on May 1st and seemed to be exactly what the winger needed.

In what has been a particularly rough offensive season for FC Dallas, Castillo has been a relative bright spot. With 5 goals and 5 assists on the season, he leads FCD in both categories and has easily been the most dangerous player on the pitch when he’s been healthy.

The bad news is that no one else seems to be firing on any of their cylinders from an offensive perspective. In all honesty, the attack seems extremely confused and disjointed. They have been unable to string together any team play which has lent itself to a grand total of two goals in the last six games.

Blas is on a goalless streak unlike what he normally experiences, neither Tesho nor Diaz nor Hollingshead nor (insert any other FCD attacker here) have been able to live up to the standard of play they have set for themselves at some point this season or last. I’m not saying you have to be on all the time, but disappearing for six games like the FCD attack has done is unacceptable.

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  • The good news is that Houston will come to Toyota Stadium this week for FCD’s next fixture. No one needs reminding of what FC Dallas was able to do to the Dynamo earlier in the season, partly because I already mentioned it and partly because it was that fantastic; it was another reminder of why the grass is always greener in Dallas than in Houston.

    The bad news is that it is a FRIDAY NIGHT game. Bad, bad things have happened to FC Dallas on Friday night games this season. I’ve ranted about it before and nothing has changed. Are you listened, FC Dallas brass? This fan is disgruntled and you’ve done nothing to assuage my disappointment.

    The last bit of good news is that, should the season end today, FC Dallas would be in the Western Conference playoffs, somehow. Despite a terrible road trip, they still sit just six points from the top spot in the West and can easily make up that ground.

    We’ll end on a positive note. I can only take so much bad news at one time.

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