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May 16, 2009 at 9:35 AM

Player to watch for FC Dallas: Kenny Cooper

The forward has four of FCD’s seven goals this season, and leads MLS in shots taken and shots on goal.

Before Seattle was awarded an MLS franchise, FCD had twice faced the previous USL incarnation of the team in U.S. Open Cup competition. In 1996, Dallas defeated the then-Seattle Sounders 3-2 in a USOC quarterfinal at the Cotton Bowl. Two years ago, Dallas

defeated the Sounders 2-1 in a USOC semifinal match at Qwest Field that was decided in overtime. In addition, Dallas fell to the Sounders Select PDL team 3-2 in the second round of the 2001 USOC.

UNWANTED STREAK

Dallas has lost three consecutive regular season games (four in all competitions). The team has never lost more than four straight regular season games in any given season, which it has done six times: 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003 (twice), and 2004. In addition, the

team’s longest winless streak in a single season is 10 games, which it posted in 2005, going 0-7-3 from July 2 through Sept. 10.

Finally, did you know that Sounders FC FWD Nate Jaqua is tied for third in the league in fouls committed with 16? It’s true.

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