On Wednesday night, MLS will converge on Kansas City as the MLS All-Star game will be played at Sporting Park. Many people welcome the break as a time to rest and get away for a little bit. Among these players is FC Dallas. Currently, FC Dallas is in sixth place and five points out of first place in the Western Conference. Real Salt Lake leads the conference with 37 points.
Even though they are currently out of the playoffs, FC Dallas seems to be sitting in a good position. A couple of wins and they will put themselves in a position to be in the top five at the end of the season. This may sound easier than it is for the club though. After winning eight of their first 16 games to start the season, FC Dallas has gone winless in the last eight games. You have to go all the way back to June 12 and a 3-0 win over the Houston Dynamo to find the last win.
In order to help with the struggles, FC Dallas signed midfielder Mauro Diaz. The 22-year-old Argentinian scored has the ability to put the ball in the back of the net and help spread defenses, especially when paired with David Ferreira. Ferreira was the MLS MVP in the 2010 season; the same year FC Dallas lost in the MLS Finals to Real Salt Lake. They are hoping to have another chance to play for a title but they have to start picking up some wins in order to get there. Hopefully the All-Star break and the addition of Diaz will be exactly what this club needs to vault them into the playoffs.