FC Dallas (8-2-9, 33 pts) tied the MLS record for a road unbeaten streak this weekend by toppling D.C. United 3-1 at RFK Stadium on Saturday. The win marked the ninth consecutive road contest with either a win or draw for FC Dallas. The Dallas side is also unbeaten through its last 10 MLS games, a franchise record. FC Dallas hosts Chivas USA this Saturday at Pizza Hut Park. The game, which airs live on Fox Soccer Channel and ESPN Deportes 1540 AM, kicks off at 7:30 p.m.
*Complete schedule for the week:
Mon., Aug. 16: Off
Tues., Aug. 17: Training from 8:30-10 a.m. on the adidas Field
Wed., Aug. 18: Training from 8:30 – 10 a.m. on the adidas Field
Thurs., Aug. 19: Training from 8:30-10 a.m. on the adidas Field
Fri., Aug. 20: Training from 8:30-10 a.m. on the Stadium Field
Sat., Aug. 21: Game vs. Chivas USA at 7:30 p.m. Pizza Hut Park
*All practices are open to the public unless otherwise noted
Notable this week:
With Saturday’s win at D.C. United, FC Dallas stretched its unbeaten streak to a franchise-record 10 games. FC Dallas also tied the MLS record for a road unbeaten streak:
FC Dallas (9-games) – 5/1/10 - Current
Chicago Fire (9-games) – 9/8/07 – 5/25/08
Columbus Crew (9-games) – 7/10/04 – 10/16/04
Homegrown rookie Ruben Luna made his debut on the 18-man roster Saturday at D.C. United, but did not see any game action.
Jeff Cunningham scored his seventh goal of the season in the 92nd minute on Saturday. The 2009 Budweiser Golden Boot winner is now just four goals shy of MLS all-time goal scoring leader Jaime Moreno’s 132 mark.
FC Dallas faced D.C. United without midfielder Dax McCarty and defender Ugo Ihemelu. McCarty has not started since FCD’s July 17 contest with Real Salt Lake and has been battling a strained right quadriceps. Ihemelu did not travel after a collision with Philadelphia’s Kyle Nakazawa left the veteran center back with a concussion last Sunday.