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The Union lost their first game against MLS opposition 0-2 on Sunday night in Tampa.

Not so bad when you consider that Alejandro Moreno, Danny Califf and Michael Orozco were issued red cards.

The first FC Dallas goal came after only 10 minutes when Dax McCarty beat Chris Seitz after a trip down the right sideline.

A free kick by David Ferreira in the 76th minute was headed in by Ruben Luna.

While details are sparse at the time of writing about the red cards, the best Union scoring chance happened just before half time when Stefani Miglioranzi passed the ball to Roger Torres at  the top of the box. Torres then delivered the ball through the Dallas defense to Sebastien Le Toux. One-on-one with Dallas keeper Kevin Hartman, Le Toux sent the ball over the crossbar.


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The United States did not play a good game today in Denmark. While the US had a one goal lead at halftime, they never dominated the game. Rather, Denmark seemed to have the better of the play for most of the match. After scoring 3 goals early in the second half, the Danish began to dominate by sitting back and passing the ball around the pitch. The US looked demoralized and out of gas.

Although a 3-1 loss in a friendly, which didn’t feature many regular starters, doesn’t mean much, the game also did not yield much useful information about how to fill two of the major gaps in the US lineup. Neither Edgar Castillo nor Eddie Johnson started. Edgar Castillo is possibly a solution to the weak left back position, while Eddie Johnson is possibly a solution for the loss of Charlie Davies as a forward. In addition, once they were both substituted in during the second half, the game was already decided at 3-1 for Denmark. Neither really had a chance to show what they could do since the US could not get the ball off the Danish during the second half.


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