The numbers say yes.
The Texas side's rally from a 3-0 deficit in the final 31 minutes of regulation (plus stoppage time) was the first time in 2019 that a team has come back from three goals down to get a result, in this case a 3-3 tie. It is also just the 15th time in MLS's 24-year history that a team has accomplished the feat per the MLS Fact and Record Book, and the second such occasion that Dallas have done so.
Biggest comebacks to earn a result in MLS history
|Date||Result (home team listed first)||Deficit|
|8/18/19||Montreal Impact 3, FC Dallas 3||DAL trailed, 3-0|
|6/13/18||Toronto FC 4, D.C. United 4||TOR trailed, 3-0|
|6/2/18||Columbus Crew 3, Toronto FC 3||CLB trailed, 3-0|
|3/31/18||LA Galaxy 4, LAFC 3||LA trailed, 3-0|
|7/19/17||Seattle Sounders 4, D.C. United 3||SEA trailed, 3-0|
|4/29/17||Seattle Sounders 3, New England Revolution 3||SEA trailed, 3-0|
|4/22/17||Philadelphia Union 3, Montreal Impact 3||MTL trailed, 3-0|
|5/7/16||Columbus Crew 4, Montreal Impact 4||MTL trailed, 4-1|
|7/25/15||Columbus Crew 3, Toronto FC 3||TOR trailed, 3-0|
|8/29/12||New England Revolution 3, Chivas USA 3||CHV trailed, 3-0|
|9/7/11||Philadelphia Union 4, New England Revolution 4||PHI trailed, 4-1|
|4/2/11||Vancouver Whitecaps 3, Sporting KC 3||VAN trailed, 3-0|
|7/14/07||D.C. United 3, FC Dallas 3||DAL trailed, 3-0|
|7/12/03||New England Revolution 3, NY/NJ MetroStars 3||NY trailed, 3-0|
|5/4/96||NY/NJ MetroStars 4, Tampa Bay Mutiny 3 (SO)||NY trailed, 3-0|
No team has ever come back from four goals down to get a result in the history of MLS.
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The comeback could also prove to be a watershed moment in FC Dallas' season. They currently sit tied with Portland for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference — on the wrong side of the playoff line due to the wins tiebreaker — but they have played a whopping three more games than the Timbers and two more than the sixth-placed team in the West, San Jose. But it's hard to argue that a rally like the one on Saturday night doesn't fuel a team's confidence, especially after their middling run of form this summer. There's still a lot of work to be done for Luchi Gonzalez's men, but one thing is clear: the belief is still very much alive in the Toyota Stadium locker room.