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MLS Western Conference: Dallas hit a new low, Cristian Espinoza’s assist & more on each team

We’re dissecting every MLS team in the Western Conference.

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Welcome back our two-part weekly MLS column here at Backheeled where we break down all 29 teams in the league.

I’ve got the West. Ben Wright’s got the East. We all have some roster transparency. Let’s chat about the latest for each Western Conference squad, shall we?

To read up on the East, check out Ben’s rundown.

MLS Eastern Conference: Inter Miami go nuclear, Jack McGlynn’s banger & more on each team
We’re dissecting every MLS team in the Eastern Conference.

Austin FC

Result: 0-0 draw at Vancouver Whitecaps

Austin snagged themselves yet another key result against a Western Conference foe over the weekend, eking out a scoreless draw against the Whitecaps.

As the term “scoreless draw” does a good job of implying, it wasn’t Austin FC’s attacking play that led them to a point on Saturday. At times during their now six-game hot-streak where they’ve gone 4W-1D-1L, Austin have benefitted from some impressive (and likely unsustainable) finishing. But there’s been more to the run than just long range bangers — as my colleague Arman Kafai pointed out last week, Brad Stuver has been incredibly assured in goal.

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