Dynamo Fall to FC Dallas in Return Leg of Texas Derby
FRISCO, TEXAS - The Houston Dynamo fell 5-1 to their intra-state rivals FC Dallas tonight at Toyota Stadium.
The Dynamo started hot, creating multiple scoring opportunities in the first 20 minutes, nearly finding the net inside the first minute after midfielders Tommy McNamara and Tomás Martínez combined inside the penalty area. Despite dominating possession and keeping the ball inside Dallas' defensive third for most of the first quarter-hour, the Dynamo were unable to find the back of the net.
FC Dallas took the lead in the 24th minute when captain Reto Ziegler converted a penalty kick. FC Dallas was awarded the spot kick after Dynamo defender Jose Bizama was whistled for a foul on forward Dominique Badji at the edge of the six-yard box.
The north Texas side doubled their lead five minutes later when forward Zdenek Ondrasek intercepted a pass near midfield and quickly found midfielder Jesús Ferreira in space. Ferreira dribbled to the top of the box and cut inside to create an opening for a shot that beat Dynamo goalkeeper Joe Willis at the far post.
Ondrasek added a brace of his own with two goals in eight minutes early in the second half. Defender Ryan Hollingshead found Ondrasek inside the box in the 56th minute for his first goal of the evening. Badji's low cross found the forward at the far post in the 64th minute for his fourth goal of the season.
Dynamo forward Memo Rodriguez put Houston on the board in the 80th minute when he tapped in a centering pass from forward Mauro Manotas. The goal was Rodriguez's sixth of the season, extending his career high.
Dallas forward Michael Barrios capped the scoring in the sixth minute of stoppage time when he put away a rebound from close range.
The Dynamo will now travel to the Midwest next weekend for a showdown with Sporting Kansas City at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31 at Children's Mercy Park. The first match between both clubs ended in a 1-1 draw after Elis equalized for Houston minutes after Kansas City took the lead in the second half.
FC Dallas (11-10-7; 40 pts.) 5-1 Houston Dynamo (9-14-4; 31 pts.)
Major League Soccer Regular Season - Week 25
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - Toyota Stadium - Frisco, TX
Team 1H 2H FT
FC Dallas 2 3 5
Houston Dynamo 0 1 1
DAL: Reto Zielgler 5 (penalty kick) 24
DAL: Jesús Ferreira 7 (Zdenek Ondrasek 1) 29
DAL: Zdenek Ondrasek 2 (Ryan Hollingshead 3, Michael Barrios 13) 56
DAL: Zdenek Ondrasek 3 (Dominique Badji 3) 64
HOU: Memo Rodriguez 6 (Mauro Manotas 6, Alberth Elis 8) 80
DAL: Michael Barrios 2 (unassisted) 90+6
FC Dallas: Jesse Gonzalez; Reggie Cannon, Matt Hedges, Reto Ziegler (C), Ryan Hollingshead; Bryan Acosta, Jesus Ferreira (Bressan 89); Brandon Servania ; Michael Barrios, Dominique Badji (Paxton Pomykal 69), Zdenek Ondrasek (Ricardo Pepi 83)
Substitutes not used: Jimmy Maurer, Bryan Reynolds, Edwin Cerrillo, Cristian Coleman
Total shots: 17 (Zdenek Ondrasek 5); Shots on goal: 7 (Zdenek Ondrasek 2); Fouls: 17 (Bryan Acosta, Zdenek Ondrasek 3); Offside: 3 (Dominique Badji, Michael Barrios, Ricardo Pepi 1); Corner kicks: 6 (Michael Barrios 6); Saves: 3 (Jesse Gonzalez 3)
Houston Dynamo: Joe Willis; DaMarcus Beasley (C), Maynor Figueroa, Kiki Struna, Jose Bizama; Matías Vera (Darwin Cerén 80), Boniek García, Tomás Martínez (Christian Ramirez 54); Tommy McNamara (65), Mauro Manotas, Alberth Elis
Substitutes not used: Michael Nelson, Adam Lundkvist, Niko Hansen, Kevin Garcia
Total shots: 16 (Alberth Elis, Mauro Manotas 4); Shots on goal: 4 (Alberth Elis 2); Fouls: 13 (Jose Bizama, Boniek García 3); Offside: 2 (DaMarcus Beasley, Alberth Elis 1); Corner kicks: 8 (Memo Rodriguez 4); Saves: 2 (Joe Willis 2)
HOU: Alberth Elis (caution; simulation) 15
HOU: Jose Bizama (caution; foul) 23
DAL: Dominique Badji (caution; foul) 27
DAL: Jesus Ferreira (caution; foul) 33
Referee: Armando Villarreal
Assistant Referees: Ian Anderson
Assistant Referee: Eduardo Mariscal
Fourth Official: Rubiel Vazquez
VAR: Ricardo Salazar
Weather: 91 degrees; Mostly sunny
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