FC Dallas star Cunningham celebrates family life

Jeff Cunningham was apparently almost speechless on Sunday after scoring two goals to lead FC Dallas to a surprising 4-1 win against the host Chicago Fire at Toyota Park.

Jeff Cunningham was apparently almost speechless on Sunday after scoring two goals to lead FC Dallas to a surprising 4-1 win against the host Chicago Fire at Toyota Park.

Mlsnet.com reports however that It wasn't the results on the field that kept him quiet, it was the birth of his first child, Michaela, on Monday morning, that made it difficult for him to express his feelings.

"People always describe the feeling of having a child, but until you actually have one, you don't know what a great moment it is," Cunningham said. "No accomplishment in football can match that."

Goals are what were in the major shock result of the weekend, however.

"The early goal, I think, they were forced to press the game," Cunningham said. "They opened up the back a little bit. I think that was it. The early goal changed the momentum of the game a bit. As a result we were able to get a few more.”

FC Dallas are one point off a secured place with five games remaining in the western Conference.

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