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It’s never pretty when we go down there. Never. Mexico is a better possession team than we are and at that altitude, the chasing we would have to do to try and negate that would quickly deplete our team’s energy. To conserve legs for late in the match, we had to pack it in and let them have a lot of the ball. It’s nerve-racking to watch, but you can count on one hand the real legitimate scoring opportunities the Mexicans created against this makeshift defense.
It is difficult to stay disciplined in this kind of game and to be patient enough to let your chance or two come. Congrats to our guys for sticking to a plan for 90 minutes…
Leyva is the first Homegrown player signed by Dallas to a professional contract, having joined Dallas’ youth development system back in June 2008. He was eventually signed to a professional contract in 2009, and made his MLS debut in a loss to the LA Galaxy in 2010. But Saturday he finally got his nod in Schellas’ starting lineup.
Leyva started in place of Fabian Castillo, who was injured, and instantly had an effect on the game: as Carlos Rodriguez’s long cross skipped past Rodney Wallace, Leyva took a first touch shot on goal that was pushed away by Perkins, only to allow Blas Pérez to mop it up for his first goal in a Hoops jersey. It was a wonderful early goal and though Leyva won’t be credited on the scoresheet with an assist, it is clear to anyone who sees that highlight that Leyva created the goal.
Apologies in advance for all of the KCKRS links, but in my opinion they were on fire today.
- DC United has a new set of beanbag animals as a part of their merchandise collection that are a bit creepy and a bit unidentifiable.
- No matter where your loyalties lie, you have to have a lot of respect for Thierry Henry flying to England to spend a brief amount of time with the still-recovering Fabrice Muamba.
- The Shin Guardian is angling to become the Free Coffee Movement as it begins to look at the great coffee roasters of MLS cities.
- Finally, KCKRS shared a video of how Brek Shea achieved his look for FC Dallas’ appearance on the first MLS on NBC Sports Broadcast
Favorite Soccer Moment from 2011: FC Dallas beats Sporting Kansas City 3-2 with 3 straight comeback goals. That win was almost perfect. We had been down a goal at the half and had gone even deeper in the hole with another Kansas City goal midway through the second. It looked like we were going to experience another disappointing loss when out of nowhere Ugo Ihemelu pulled one back to make it 2-1. Suddenly, I was hoping for a tie. Then, Brek Shea crossed into the box for Maicon Santos to equalise. Suddenly, there was hope. The whole team looked motivated, and surely enough the night was capped with Bobby Warshaw scoring the game winner, which also happened to be his first career goal. It was a wonderful night because Dallas turned what I thought would be a dismal loss into one of the most exciting matches of last year, and it left me feeling proud of them.
For 2012, I’m looking forward to seeing Blas Peréz play up top for us. Super Raton, as he’s known, is a noted goalscorer, and I feel like he’s going to help solve some offensive issues up top that we had last year.
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Friday night, a bunch of friends and I climbed in a car and headed up to FC Dallas Park in Frisco, TX to watch the US U-23 squad take on the San Antonio Scorpions of the NASL.
It was a great opportunity to watch them play up close, with some good goals and saves in the 3-0 win.
It was also a great opportunity to give an in person thank-you to our ally Amobi Okugo, someone who we’re very proud is part of the future of American soccer.
Check out some videos after the jump… read more…