Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Two Western Conference rivals clash for the
second consecutive week as league-leading FC Dallas battles the Vancouver
Whitecaps on Saturday at BC Place.
Last week, FC Dallas posted a 2-0 win over the Whitecaps behind and own goal
from Vancouver defender Brad Rusin and a tally from Blas Perez in the 50th
With the three points, long-time FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman passed
Dave Dir for the most points by a coach in franchise history with 219.
Hyndman's all-time record stands at 57-48-48 after becoming the club's coach
"It's obviously huge," said club vice president Dan Hunt of Hyndman's
accomplishment. "He continues to win and continues to get results. I'm excited
for Schellas, it's a huge honor for a guy who has had a lot of success
everywhere he goes and this is a unique team that can probably get him a lot
more points. It's a very special night for us all."
"It's not been an easy road," said Hyndman. "We put a lot into it; myself, the
staff and the players. Nobody gets any awards in this environment without the
players. And this recognition goes back to our first game that we ever played
After a bit of bad luck put the Whitecaps in an early hole against Dallas
last week, they bad the better of the play for the majority of the first half.
But after the intermission, it was another unfortunate bounce in the 50th
minute that wrapped it up when a cross from the right flank deflected off the
leg of a Vancouver defender and went right to the head of Perez, who easily
nodded it past Joe Cannon.
Whitecaps head coach Martin Rennie was less than pleased with his team's
performance in Texas.
"I think we were poor tonight. I think it was one of the first games this
season I could really say that. We've been performing well, playing well, but
tonight wasn't a good night for us and on top of that I think FC Dallas played
very well, they're on a good run right now and they took advantage of our poor
The Whitecaps, however, head into Saturday's tilt riding some positive
momentum after posting a 3-2 win over FC Edmonton in the first leg of the
Canadian Championship semifinal.
Camilo scored twice, including an 82-minute penalty kick to put the sides on
level terms before substitute Tommy Heinemann netted the winner in the 88th
"I'm very happy that we came out with the win but certainly it was a tough
game and credit to Edmonton. I thought they played very well tonight," said
Rennie. "It's a good win for us and it puts us in a good position going into
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