Major League Soccer has begun its 23rd season with 23 teams vying for the MLS trophy. The newest club, Los Angeles FC, won its first fixture in franchise history defeating Seattle Sounders 1-0. A golden moment for the black and gold. Here at home, one of MLS’ founding clubs, FC Dallas, opened its season in a surprising twist. All thanks to Real Salt Lake’s Marcelo Silva who kicked the ball into his own goal late in the second half. It would’ve been FCD’s Max Urruti’s equalizer goal, but it doesn’t matter. FC Dallas and Real Salt Lake finish the fixture in a 1-1 tie.
Weeks later, FCD shut out the Seattle Sounders FC, 3-0. FC Dallas has an awkward schedule; it will play Portland at home and two weeks later take on Colorado. Its first road game isn’t until mid-April at New England. These guys should be well rested and by the way, love those new “Lone Star” kits. We are FCD!