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FC Dallas extends winless streak in scoreless draw

Published 6/24/2012 12:44:20 AM by staff from dallas

Not even Dirk Nowitzki could save FC Dallas Saturday night in Frisco.  The Dallas Mavericks star was on hand for pregame ceremonies as FCD looked to get back on track and salvage a sinking season.

Instead all they could manage was a scoreless tie with Chivas USA.  FC Dallas (3-9-5) extended its winless streak to 11 games to set a new club record.

FC Dallas is 0-7-4 during its winless streak and has been shutout four times during that span. Chivas USA is 5-7-4 and salvaged a tie despite only managing a season-low two shots. FC Dallas finished with 13 shots.

In the 65th minute, FC Dallas' Brek Shea had a clear shot from 10 yards which Kennedy batted away near the bottom left corner of the net. Kennedy also made a diving save in the 28th minute after Jackson Goncalves fired a shot from near midfield that forced Kennedy to dive to his right to punch away the shot.

Shea played for the first time since May 12 against Columbus, missing the last four games due to a combination of a three match  suspension and a foot injury.

Shea, who led the team in goals last season, almost left the game in the 19th minute after he collided with Kennedy on a run to the net. Dallas was already missing four starters due to injury from its opening day starting 11.

Both teams have struggled to score goals all season with neither team scoring more than two goals in any game.  It was painfully evident last night.  FC Dallas has a bunch of lightning fast wingers like Castillo and Jackson, but when it comes to finishing they just don't have anyone capable right now with Blas Perez and David Fereirra both out.
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