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Tale of the Tape: D.C. United at FC Dallas

Five key notes ahead of United's road game against FC Dallas

Tales of the Tape

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In boxing, the tale of the tape is the pre-fight measurement between the two combatants. In 2013, we'll tell the tale of the tape between D.C. United and its foe of the week.

When Last They Met

D.C. United thrashed FC Dallas on 3/30/12 by a score of 4-1.Then-rookie Nick DeLeon scored the 2nd goal of his MLS career in his third-ever game played. The bright, young star also assisted United's third goal. Captain Dwayne De Rosario also had a memorable performance, assisting two of the four goals.

All-Time Production vs. Dallas

Dwayne De Rosario has the second-highest all-time strike rate among active players against Dallas, with 12 goals scored. Only Landon Donovan’s production is greater.

Advantage, DCU

D.C. United has scored 69 goals against FC Dallas since first facing the squad in 1996. Dallas has fallen short, scoring only 65 goals against the Black-and-Red all time.

Late Strikes

All 10 of FC Dallas’ goals conceded have come in the final 30 minutes of play, a mark that is a League-high.                                                        

Steadying Rhythm

In five of its last six matches, D.C. United has dominated possession against its opponents and has boasted a passing accuracy percentage of 80% or better.