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DC United loss tough for Hyndman, FCD to put behind them

No matter how one looks at it, FC Dallas’ 4-1 loss at D.C. United on Friday night at RFK Stadium was a very unexpected result, considering D.C. had not only been winless heading into that match, but also that the Black-and-Red had scored all of one goal before breaking out against Dallas for four in a huge win for Ben Olsen’s club.

FCD head coach Schellas Hyndman discussed how tough it’s been to put that disappointing and totally shocking three-goal defeat behind him on Tuesday afternoon.

“I reviewed the video with individuals yesterday and today but I think they really had a good performance of a few key people. Balls seemed to bounce right for them, which is a big thing. The crosses they made were right on the money and then I thought they brought a lot of energy and fight for 90 minutes,” Hyndman said. “On the other hand, I thought we had a pretty good 45 minutes with them and could have been up 2-0 in the first nine minutes.”

But as has been the case already for much of this season, the Dallas gaffer lamented what has become a major issue with his club, an alarming lack of consistent possession.

“We gave a lot of balls away. Team possession was less than 50 percent. I think it was 40, 41 to 42 percent,” Hyndman said. “That’s supposed to be one of our strengths. Glad to get that game out of our heads and glad to have another game quickly so that we can now focus on something else. But games like that make a difficult week of training and it makes it difficult to get it off your mind.”