Winless Streak Continues As Quakes Fall To FC Dallas

The Quakes struggles continued on Friday night, with a bicycle kick giving FC Dallas a 1-0 win at Avaya Stadium. Dallas forward Max Urruti scored his first goal since March, and the Quakes fell at home for the first time this season.

“It’s a disappointing period right now,” manager Dom Kinnear said. “We’re a little bit disappointed in ourselves, a little bit frustrated.”

The Quakes are now winless in seven matches, or eight if the loss to Portland in the U.S. Open Cup is included.

There was some promising play from the Quakes, as the home side seemed to grab the momentum toward the end of the first half.

“Definitely tough,” Kinnear said on the match. “Dave [Bingham] made some big saves in the first half, and we had some good chances in the first half. It continued in the second half and right now we’re just not scoring the goals.”

The Quakes play against Toronto at home next Saturday.

Player Ratings

Bingham — 7.2, POTM

The keeper came up huge with two one-on-one saves in the first half. The Quakes could easily been out of the match early had someone different been between the sticks.

Bingham

 

Cato — 5.8

An average performance in his first start at right back this season. His defensive positioning was not always perfect, but he did work hard to get forward as often as possible.

Cato

 

Wynne — 5.8

Early on, he did quite a bit of mopping up for his back line. After the half, his failed clearnance led to the goal, and he clearly was not full strength. His night ended with an all too familiar sight to Quakes fans: a center back limping off injured.

Wynne

 

Bernardez — 5.4

Strong in the back as always, but did perhaps a bit too much blasting it long and losing the Quakes possession.

Bernardez

Francis — 4.5

A night to forget for the left back. He was burned in the lead-up to the goal, and was generally out of sorts defensively.

Francis

Quintero — 6.4

Full of running and attacking will, he was one of the few bright spots for the Quakes on the night.

Quintero

Godoy — 6.0

An up and down night for the Panamanian. Some moments of dictating the play, and some moments of indecision and bad giveaways. Took two free kicks from the edge of the area, with one producing a diving save and one cannoning off the crossbar.

Godoy

 

Dawkins — 5.5

It was once again shown that the central spot in a 4-4-2 is not where Dawkins is comfortable.

Dawkins

 

Salinas — 6.3

Limited in his attacking play as he following Dallas winger Fabian Castillo all night, Salinas did have the best chance of the night as he headed point blank into the keeper.

Salinas

Amarikwa — 6.6

Had fewer moments of jaw-dropping holdup play than his typical match, but won both free kicks that Godoy nearly scored from.

Amarikwa

 

Wondolowski — 5.8

A desperately quiet night from the captain. The Quakes need him to find the form he had before leaving for Copa America.

Wondolowski

 

Pérez García — 5

Came on for Salinas in the 61st minute. He is capable of dictating the play in a game, but sometimes he feels like he must dictate the play. This tweet from @johnprostsoccer about it up:

Stewart — NA

Came on for Wynne and center back.

 

Barrett — NA

Came on for Bernardez as the Quakes played ugly and direct for the last 15 minutes.

 

 

Photo: mlssoccer.com

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