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This is what an 11-game winless streak will do to you.
Okay. Now let's play a game.
It's called "the last time FC Dallas won."
Feel free to play along in the comments section below.
The last time FC Dallas won, Jose Mourinho was still in charge at Real Madrid. The last time FC Dallas won, Clint Dempsey still had aspirations of playing Champions League football at Tottenham. The last time FC Dallas won, Crystal Palace were still in the Championship.
These aren't jokes. These are facts.
It's been 86 days since Dallas last won a competitive match in league play. Following Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Portland Timbers, the Hoops extended their woeful winless streak to 11 games. They haven't been celebrating in Frisco, Texas, since the club captured a 1-0 victory over the Earthquakes on May 25.
According to Doug Binder of the Dallas Morning News, the pitiful streak has caused defender Kellyn Acosta to lower his standards:
I feel like we're on the comeback (trail), just trying to play better and better. Before, we had a scoreless drought (of five games) and the past two games we've been scoring so that's a good turnaround for us.
Yes, Acosta, your club has been scoring...but you haven't been winning.
Should this downward trajectory continue the final 10 weeks of the season, you won't be making the playoffs, either.
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