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Lots of things have been said about FC Dallas.
Most of it is negative. That they have poor attendance. That they have never won the Cup. That they are not title contenders.
Despite all of this criticism, the Hoops continue to push forward and that is one of the greatest strengths of this team. Despite all of the obstacles in their way, they continue to push forward and do their best.
Earlier in the season, David Ferreira went out with an injury in the match against the Vancouver Whitecaps. At the time, the team was down 1-0 and had looked weak against the newest addition to the MLS. As soon as Ferreira had been carted out, the critics began labeling it the doom of the team's campaign, with many predicting that the team would not be a force in the league this year.
In such a situation, most teams would have been complacent to accept the road loss or to maybe get a tie. But Dallas is not like most teams.
Instead of rolling over and giving up the loss, Dallas fought back and won the game. When Ferreira was diagnosed with a fractured ankle, the team fought on and is a definite contender for the Cup this year.
No matter what happens to the Hoops, they fight back and never give up. They are the comeback kids who are always looking for a way to get back into the competition and Hyndman is the type of coach who can take a team that is widely panned as not being talented and make it into a title-winning outfit.
That right there is reason enough for one to count Dallas as one of the teams to watch out for in the postseason this year.