FC Dallas' Unheralded Success in the MLS Cup Playoffs

Deleted UserContributor IINovember 8, 2010

SANDY, UT - NOVEMBER 6: Jair Benitez #5, Ugo Ihemelu #3, Daniel Hernandez #2 and George John #14 of FC Dallas celebrate a goal against Real Salt Lake during the first half of an MLS playoff  game November 6, 2010 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.(Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
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FC Dallas has had incredible success thus far in the MLS Cup playoffs, knocking off the reigning MLS Cup champs, Real Salt Lake.  

The news broke all over Salt Lake's local media about their aggregate loss. The underdog had defeated RSL. Dallas dethroned a favorite to win MLS Cup 2010 and a team that has dominated league play and CONCACAF Champions League play. 

So, what media praise did Dallas receive regarding their achievement?

Well, none...but there was a nice, modest, Associated Press story copied and pasted on the Dallas Morning News website under the "More Sports" tab.

Instead, DMN keeps you updated about every single football game that occurred in the nation, NASCAR and literally every other piece of news in the sporting world outside of soccer.

Dallas going to the Western Conference Final didn't even crack the top of Dallas sporting news.

It's understandable that the Dallas Morning News keeps a firm grasp on American football, since they still believe it's the only sport that exists. But when will it occur to them that a story about their soccer team going to the MLS Western Conference Final might be more important than their dearly beloved Cowboys losing another game? 

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