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On Frame: FC Dallas-New York City FC preview with Dallas TV voice Mark Followill

The FC Dallas dream is to win an MLS Cup with 11 homegrown players in the starting lineup.

Pro Soccer USA’s Glenn Crooks previews Sunday’s match between New York City FC and FC Dallas with Mark Followill, the television voice of Dallas.

FCD earned a vital point Wednesday in a 0-0 draw at the Seattle Sounders in a 0-0 draw. Considering the club’s history at CenturyLink Field, the result was a surprise.

“It was the rarest of achievements because in 12 regular-season games for FC Dallas in Seattle, they have five points,” Followill says. “They won a game in 2011, they drew another game in 2010, so they had lost eight straight regular-season games playing up in Seattle.”

The result at Seattle moved Dallas into the Western Conference’s final playoff position with one of the youngest teams in Major League Soccer. Owner Dan Hunt has a strong desire to win an MLS Cup in the FC Dallas way.

“Dan is not shy about saying that FC Dallas very, very much wants to win an MLS Cup sooner than later,” Followill says. “However, their model for pursuing it is and their dream for winning an MLS Cup is by starting 11 homegrowns. Whether that’s realistic remains to be seen.”




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