Monday Notes: Satisfying
In recent wins, FC Dallas and North Texas SC fans witnessed victories that felt… good. Real good. Let’s celebrate it.
I am out of town for a conference, so my posting has been a bit light lately.
With FC Dallas on a break until Wednesday, the news has been somewhat light too, but it’s important for me to break my silence and talk about FC Dallas crushing Necaxa 3-0 and North Texas SC’s 4-0 route of Timbers 2.
Both results were satisfying in a way that we FCD and North Texas fans have missed as both teams struggled.
North Texas struggled enough to dismiss their head coach.
FC Dallas struggled enough to drop a home result against Charlotte FC in Leagues Cup action.
But we can put those performances a bit behind us.
Against Necaxa, the soccer gods finally heard this squad’s groans and laments. Head coach Nico Estevez has talked about the lack of luck for this team, including not getting a penalty kick for a long while in Major League Soccer. Bernard Kamungo’s scintillating run led to Necaxa going down to ten men. FC Dallas for once pounced and put on a scoring blitz that you could feel coming, especially as guys have gotten healthier.
Credit to Sebastian Lletget for hugely upping his game in recent weeks and for Eugene Ansah making a big splash as he acclimates to the team.
And of course, Jesus is gonna be Jesus.
For North Texas SC, they struggled even in the first game under new head coach John Gall, but the second game was the charm, a performance that was solid all around and got their attack rolling. Jose Mulato is scoring again, which we want in case he doesn’t stick around with FC Dallas for a while.
Ultimately, the feeling for both results as a fan (and a journalist) was satisfaction.
This is the FC Dallas we want to see. This is the North Texas we want to see.
Will it continue? We’ll see on Wednesday night and going forward as the team gets healthy. If they can continue this form, Mazatlan needs to be ready.
Bottom line - I want to enjoy a satisfying, thorough performance a little bit longer before answering those questions.
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