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FC Dallas Advances to Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 with 1-0 Win Over Memphis 901 FC

May 7, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
FC Dallas News Release

FRISCO, Texas - FC Dallas advanced to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 with a 1-0 win over Memphis 901 FC in an Open Cup Round of 32 match Tuesday night at Toyota Stadium.


FC Dallas rookie Logan Farrington scored his first professional goal tonight in the 73', etching his name as the 63rd different goalscorer in FC Dallas history during Open Cup matches. Farrington's strike marked the 120th goal for Dallas in the Open Cup. Forward Jesús Ferreira provided the cross to Farrington marking two-straight games that Ferreira has provided an assist.


Following tonight's win, Dallas is now 37-23-6 in the U.S. Open Cup, and holds a 24-7-3 record at home in the tournament. Under Estévez, Dallas is 2-2-0 in Open Cup play.


FC Dallas players Patrickson Delgado, Herbert Endeley, Asier Illarramendi, Petar Musa, Maarten Paes, Logan Farrington, Carl Sainté and Liam Fraser all made their Open Cup debut in Tuesday night's win.


Following U.S. Open Cup play, FC Dallas returns to Toyota Stadium for a Copa Tejas matchup versus Austin FC on Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 PM CT on Asian American Heritage Night presented by Wild Turkey. The match will air on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, the FC Dallas app in Spanish and English, and Talk Radio 1190 AM in English.


FC Dallas - Maarten Paes; Marco Farfan, Sebastien Ibeagha, Sam Junqua, Nkosi Tafari, Herbert Endeley (Bernard Kamungo - 68'); Tsiki Ntsabeleng (Logan Farrington - 65'), Asier Illarramendi, Patrickson Delgado (Liam Fraser - 45'); Jesús Ferreira (Carl Sainté - 88'), Petar Musa.

Substitutes not used - Jimmy Maurer, Omar González, Eugene Ansah.

Memphis 901 FC - Tyler Deric; Akeem Ward (Noe Meza - 85'), Lucas Turci (Walid Yacoubou - 75'), Carson Vom Steeg, Oscar Jiménez (Samuel Careaga - 75'); Emerson Hyndman, Zach Duncan, Bruno Lapa; Marlon (Nighte Pickering - 65'), Luiz Fernando, Dylan Borczak (Abdoulaye Cissoko - 65').

Substitutes not used - Aren Seeger, Leston Paul.

Scoring Summary:

DAL: Logan Farrington (Jesús Ferreira) - 73'

Misconduct Summary:

DAL: Asier Illarramendi (caution) - 41'

DAL: Patrickson Delgado (caution) - 43'

MEM: Akeem Ward (caution) - 59'

DAL: Marco Farfan (caution) - 81'

MEM: Samuel Careaga (caution) - 88'

Attendance: 4,511

Weather: 86° Sunny


Head Coach Nico Estévez

On tonight's match...

"It's a special tournament. All of the first round games are difficult as the opponents come with energy. If you don't score early and close the game out, you can have a difficult game. I think overall, we're sticking together really well. We had some issues defending in the first half but we adjusted that at halftime. I think the adjustments we made at halftime, offensively and defensively, helped us to be more of a threat and aggressive. At the end, we couldn't score more goals, and this is why it's very important to score the first goal. It was late for us, but I think we gained good experience and now we have to recover and get ready for Austin."

On not resting players tonight...

"The idea is that we'll rotate some guys on Saturday in order to allow them to play a full game today and Saturday. I think it is important for us to keep building what we are doing and to play together as a team. We are not doing well at the beginning of this season. I think if we keep building, keep improving, keep getting better and playing together, it'll help us get to where we want to be."

Forward Logan Farrington

On scoring his first goal...

"Everyone thought there was supposed to be a whistle blown before Jesús (Ferreira) could take the free kick. I noticed the defensive line of Memphis for the free kick were unorganized and I kept focusing on that so Jesús could catch that as well. We locked eyes and he played a perfect ball into me. I was able to control it and keep it close to me so I could smash it into the back of the net."

On his role coming off the bench...

"I like to bring the energy when I come off the bench, especially on days where it's hot. I know our guys were tired but I like to bring that boost for them. Whether it is pressuring, or running as hard as I can and even picking up passes underneath (Petar) Musa or the defensive line. I always aim to be dangerous when I come in."

On making his debut in an historic competition...

"It's a fantastic and historic tournament. I know the history around the Cup and I know what it means for the city and the club. It's fantastic being able to score my first goal in this tournament and feeling the warmth and support of our fans after the goal. It's amazing but it's only the first step and we have more challenges ahead of us."

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