Quick Reaction: FC Dallas Draws Atlanta United at Home
It's another night of disappointment for FC Dallas, unable to lock down three points at home. What can we make of it?
That did not go as planned.
1 - FC Dallas grabbed an early goal, a scrappy bit of play that Atlanta United contested as a foul in their own box, but Jesus Ferreira kept playing and coolly passed to Paul Arriola. Early goal. This seemed like a little bit of luck that Dallas has been missing.
But alas… Atlanta wasn’t done.
2 - It was good to see Geovane Jesus back in the lineup, especially after Ema Twumasi’s disappointing performance in St Louis on Wednesday. I think he is turning out to be a really solid signing for this team, and he bodes well as he continues to develop.
3 - Liam Fraser and Illaramendi got their first starts, new signings asked to step in quite quickly for rotation. Not a bad debut for them, but with two defense-minded midfielders in play, giving up two goals reveals plenty of room for improvement.
4 - FC Dallas gives up goals. They may not be the most porous team in the league, but almost any squad in Major League Soccer can feel somewhat confident that there are goals to be had against them. That’s not good at this point in the season, and it’s not good looking at the roster makeup. We have too many veteran guys to be such a pushover, especially at home. It hurt not to have Maarten Paes out there, but I don’t think he saves that second goal anyway.
5 - Bernard Kamungo registers as a huge bright spot for this season. I am so excited about his future. Hopefully, he is not out for too long, but he is capable of creating chaos. His goal was gutsy and beautiful.
6 - The offside call, which could have been the go-ahead goal for Dallas, was the right call. Alan Velasco was just a step ahead of the final man.
More on this result later, but for now, FC Dallas comes away with just 1 point from this week of action, not good enough to claim a playoff spot.
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