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SBI MLS Team of the Week: FC Dallas

Photo by Matthew Emmons/USA Today Sports
Photo by Matthew Emmons/USA Today Sports

Facing off against one of the league’s best teams to date, FC Dallas remained on top of the MLS standings with a crucial win.

Sporting Kansas City proved to be a tough opponent for FCD at Toyota Stadium, but a second-half goal from Mauro Rosales was enough for FC Dallas to earn a 2-1 win. FC Dallas’ fifth victory of the year also earned the club honors as SBI MLS Team of the Week.

After going down a goal in the 22nd minute, attacker Michael Barrios netted the equalizer before halftime. FC Dallas was without playmaker Mauro Diaz, and it showed as the club was unable to create with as much efficiency. However, substitute Rosales stepped up in a major way by blasting a free kick in for the game-winner.

Centerback Matt Hedges was also out of the game for FC Dallas, but goalkeeper Chris Seitz made some key saves to keep Sporting KC at bay on Sunday.

FC Dallas, which also defeated the Portland Timbers, 3-1, on Wednesday, beat out the Colorado Rapids and the LA Galaxy for this week’s honors as SBI MLS Team of the Week.

What do you think of FC Dallas’ performance? Which team stood out the most to you in Week 7?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. FC DALLAS has the makings of a team that will compete for the supporters shield but will fall short of winning the MLS cup. FC Dallas is deep and well coached so they will do well grinding out a long season but they lack the high end talent to beat multiple good teams in a tournament setting.

    • Seriously? The attacking trio of Castillo-Diaz-Barrios is about as good as it gets in MLS. With any combination of Ulloa-Gruezo-Ulloa Covering behind them. This team is top 3 attacking team in the league and the Defense is good as well. The depth means they can easily compete on all fronts. Don’t think they will but a treble is not unrealistic.

      • Agreed for the most part Paul. The defense is the only real issue (if Diaz is playing). They have been terrible on set piece defense so far this year. That goal yesterday was terrible. The high end talent is certainly there though…

      • Yup, the defense has it’s flaws but it can be really good when they are all in form. Hedges being out for the next 2 months or so is tough blow though.

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