FC Dallas locked down the defense again last night against the New England Revolution, earning Kevin Hartman his 100th career shutout and the 1-0 vistory. The shutout was the seventh of the season for goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, who became the first player in Major League Soccer history to earn 100 career clean sheets.
"It certainly is something I'm extremely proud of," said Hartman when asked about the 100th shutout. "I feel like I'm part of something here in Dallas. I feel like I've played on some great teams in the past where guys would work both sides of the ball, and shutouts are always something that takes more than just a goalkeeper."
The FCD offense is still out of sink and the club struggles to replace the influence of David Ferreira. One positive sign, Marvin Chavez finally got on the score sheet with a goal in the 69th minute.
FC Dallas dominated possession from the first whistle, dominating possession 61% to 39% and out shooting the Revs 16 to 3 on the night. “[Possession] is something we’ve been working on, coach Hyndman said after the game. "It’s nice to be able to say we’ve been working on something and then see the progression. I really thought it was better tonight." Hopefully positive steps for FCD in perhaps their most dominate display since they lost their MVP.
DAL – Marvin Chavez (Fabian Castillo) 69
NE – Stephen McCarthy (caution; reckless tackle) 23
NE – Ryan Cochrane (caution; tactical foul) 45
DAL – Zach Loyd (caution; tactical foul) 58
NE – Pat Phelan (caution; tactical foul) 89
FC Dallas – Kevin Hartman, Zach Loyd, Ugo Ihemelu, George John, Jair Benitez, Brek Shea, Andrew Jacobson, Daniel Hernandez, Eric Alexander (Milton Rodriguez 67), Marvin Chavez (Eric Avila 92+), Fabian Castillo (Bobby Warshaw 79).
Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Moises Hernandez, Bruno Guarda, Ruben Luna.
TOTAL SHOTS: 16 (Brek Shea 5);
SHOTS ON GOAL: 7 (Marvin Chavez 4);
FOULS: 6 (Fabian Castillo, Daniel Hernandez 2);
OFFSIDES: 4 (Fabian Castillo 2);
CORNER KICKS: 6 (Marvin Chavez 4);
SAVES: 2 (Kevin Hartman 2)
New England Revolution – Matt Reis, Kevin Alston, Ryan Cochrane, A.J. Soares, Chris Tierney, Stephen McCarthy (Sainey Nyassi 70), Ousmane Dabo (Pat Phelan 53), Didier Domi (Darrius Barnes 59), Shalrie Joseph, Zak Boggs, Rajko Lekic.
Substitutes Not Used: Bobby Shuttleworth, Kenny Mansully, Franco Coria, Zack Schilawski.
TOTAL SHOTS: 3 (Zak Boggs, Shalrie Joseph, Rajko Lekic 1);
SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Shalrie Joseph, Rajko Lekic 1);
FOULS: 12 (Kevin Alston, Zak Boggs, Stephen McCarthy, Pat Phelan 2);
OFFSIDES: 1 (Rajko Lekic 1);
CORNER KICKS: 3 (Chris Tierney 3);
SAVES: 6 (Matt Reis 6)
Referee: Mark Kadlecik
Referee’s Assistants: Sean Hurd, Colin Arblaster
4th Official: Edvin Jurisevic
Time of Game: 1:51
Weather: Sunny, 97 degrees