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                === FCD hopes to break slump against Chivas ===
 
 Frisco,  TX  (SportsNetwork.com) - FC Dallas  will attempt to snap a four-game
 losing  skid  against Chivas USA at  Toyota Stadium on Saturday, and is hoping
 that some improved luck will help them accomplish that goal.
 
 Oscar Pareja's team has lost three straight one-goal games, and maybe the most
 frustrating of them occurred last time out in a 2-1 defeat at San Jose.
 
 Dallas  fell behind  in the  25th  minute to  a  goal from  Cordell Cato,  but
 received  a boost when the Earthquakes were reduced to 10 men on the stroke of
 halftime due to a red card for Shea Salinas.
 
 FCD  dominated the final  45 minutes, but a David Texeira own goal in the 73rd
 handed  San Jose  a 2-0 lead before Michel  pulled a goal back in the 76th for
 Dallas.
 
 However,  the Hoops  were unable  to  find a  second goal,  leaving plenty  of
 frustration in the FCD dressing room.
 
 "It's  obviously  frustrating because we feel  like we did well in those three
 matches  and even  against New York with  10 men we did well," said midfielder
 Victor Ulloa of his team's recent struggles. "It's frustrating because we know
 we  deserved more, but  that's the game and sometimes you deserve it and don't
 get  it. We  just  need to  stick  together  and keep  going  together in  one
 direction."
 
 Chivas is a team that knows a thing or two about struggling, but the Goats are
 coming into Saturday's fixture having snapped an eight-game winless run with a
 3-1 victory at Colorado last weekend.
 
 Following  a 0-0 first half in snowy conditions at Dick's Sporting Goods Park,
 Chivas netted three goals in the span of 20 minutes with the first coming from
 Erick  Torres  before Marvin Chavez  came off the bench  to score twice in his
 Rapids debut.
 
 Colorado's  Deshorn  Brown scored in the  dying minutes to prevent Chivas from
 keeping  its first  clean sheet of the season,  but the win was a big step for
 Chivas as the club continues to come together.
 
 "The  most  important thing is  just staying together," said Chivas midfielder
 Eric  Avila.  "We accomplished that  on the away trip  and we figured out ways
 where  we  do need to  punish [opponents], we need  to go forward. Coming into
 this game versus Dallas I think it's a main key for us to stay together."
 
 
 
 
 05/16 16:46:06 ET

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