Johnson, Talley join FCD's injured list
On the heels of their 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Colorado on Wednesday night, FC Dallas found out that Carey Talley will be sidelined for a minimum of four weeks. Talley's X-rays revealed a fracture to the left side of his ribs. He had started the first eight matches for FC Dallas at midfield. The fracture occurred on Wednesday night after Talley collided with a Colorado player in the 10th minute.
On another injury front, Eddie Johnson missed practice today due to a bruised right foot and is questionable on his availability for Sunday at Chivas USA. Johnson had X-rays today and an MRI that both came back negative. His badly bruised right foot could heal in time for the 8:30 p.m. (CT) match on Sunday or it could hold him out. He already is scheduled to miss the May 28 match at DC United due to his call-up to the U.S. National Team's friendly with England in Chicago on the same day. Head Coach Colin Clarke said that Johnson would be a game-time decision.
TURNING IT AROUND: FC Dallas trailed the Colorado Rapids 1-0 heading into halftime last Wednesday night and were winless in their previous 40 matches (0-34-6) when trailing after 45 minutes. However, the squad used goals by Ronnie O'Brien (61st minute) and Carlos Ruiz (77th minute) to rally for a 2-1 win and break the 40-game winless streak. Prior to May 18, 2005, the last time the club had comeback to win when trailing at half was on Apr. 21, 2001 vs. Chicago.
In the same match against Colorado that FC Dallas came back to win 2-1, they also snapped a 15-game winless streak when not scoring the first goal. They had been 0-13-2 over their past 15 matches when yielding the first goal in a contest. Their last win, before the Colorado match, when giving up the game's first goal was on Oct. 25, 2003 vs. Colorado.