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FC Dallas Beats Orlando City 2-0

FC Dallas beat Orlando City 2-0 after a short rain delay towards the end of the match. Dustin and Tristan discuss Pablo Aranguiz’ 2nd start at left-wing and his link-ups (or lack-there-of) with Ryan Hollingshead. They also talk about Mosquera’s goal and Urruti leading the team in assists (you read that right).

PLUS – Dustin caught up with Dom Badji to chat about how he’s feeling heading into the end of the season. Also, Dustin and Tristan play and discuss Reggie Cannon’s post-game comments on his play and call-up to the USMNT, as well as play Oscar Pareja’s post-game press conference in full.

The show wraps up with what they expect for the match against DC United.

FCD’s 0-0 Draw in Portland with Jared Tilley

Dustin is joined by Jared Tilley (@Jtilley02) of BigDSoccer to run the rule over FC Dallas’ 0-0 draw in Portland. They discuss the game-plan, the personnel, and the lack of goals from open-play. Dustin and Jared also give their thoughts on Cristian Colmán’s performance as well as whether they are internet-mad at Pablo Aranguiz not getting game-time.

Finally, they look ahead to the Orlando City match and what they expect from the team this weekend.

Jason Poon’s breakdown of the Portland match:

Arman Kafai’s breakdown of the Portland match:

Note: This episode was recorded prior to the news that Cristian Colmán has torn an ACL and is out for the season. Despite the criticism we give players at times, these are our boys on our team and we want the best for them. Speedy recovery, Cristian!

FC Dallas edges Vancouver 2-1 plus Steve Davis

FC Dallas pulled out a big 2-1 road win in Vancouver on Saturday and Dustin and Tristan are here to talk about it.

They cover everything from the defense to Matt Hedge’s late winning header.

Then Steve Davis (@stevedavis90) drops by to chat about the recent Oscar Pareja USMNT interview (or non-interview) news and what he means to FC Dallas. He also talks about how soccer journalism has changed since he started in 1994 and drops some truth about Jacori Hayes before answering listener questions about Pablo Aranguiz and Moises Hernandez.

Scoreless Draw With Columbus – plus Carter Baum

FC Dallas drew 0-0 with Columbus Crew on Saturday. In this week’s episode, Dustin and Tristan try to be more entertaining than the match (not that it’d be hard) while discussing FC Dallas’ tactics and substitutions before playing audio from Oscar Pareja’s post match press conference and from Reggie Cannon in the locker room.

FC Dallas’ Digital Media Manager, Carter Baum (@carterbaum) stops by to close out the show. He answers listener questions and gives an insider view as to how the new faces are acclimating.

FCD Beat Houston 4-2 and USMNT Talk with Arman Kafai

Arman Kafai (@armankafai) joins Dustin and Tristan to talk about FC Dallas’ 4-2 win over Houston and play locker room audio from after the game. They also chat about the upcoming USMNT camp and the coaching conundrum.

FCD Loses to SJ in 7 Goal Shootout

It was an “exciting” match, one which FC Dallas fans will want to forget. Dustin and Tristan break down the defensive breakdown that led to their second straight loss to San Jose this season.

They also cover FC Dallas’ new signing Abel Aguilar and Clint Dempsey’s retirement.

A Wet Win Over Minnesota

FC Dallas beat Minnesota 2-0 after a 2.5 hr storm delay. Dustin and Tristan discuss Jesse Gonzalez being dropped, Pablo Aranguiz, Oscar’s 100th win, and look ahead to the Texas Derby in Houston. PLUS post-game audio from Oscar Pareja and Jimmy Maurer.

FC Dallas loses to SJ

Dustin and Tristan discuss FC Dallas’ 1-3 loss to last place San Jose. Jesse Gonzalez, Cristian Colman, and Dominique Badji are all discussed.

Then, something new! Dustin and Tristan break down audio from Oscar Pareja’s post-match conference.

2018 Mid-Season Awards

For the 2nd season in a row, Dustin and Tristan hand out their mid-season awards for FC Dallas. But before the awards are handed out, they break down FC Dallas’ big win over Sporting Kansas City and all the latest news from the squad.

The awards handed out:

  • Most Likely To Go Missing
  • Best Stand-In Player
  • Best Goal
  • Best Match
  • Worst Match
  • Most Improved Player
  • Mid-Season MVP

Agree? Disagree? Tell us on Twitter!

Texas Derby Round 1 plus “RapidsRabbi” on Dominique Badji

Dustin and Tristan discuss the 1-1 draw in the first installment of the battle for El Capitan between FC Dallas and Houston Dynamo, the Kellyn Acosta trade, and Pablo Aránguiz. Then Mark Goodman (@RapidsRabbi) joins Dustin to discuss Dominique Badji’s strengths and weaknesses as a player, and get an insight into Badji as a man.