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FC Dallas Falls 1-0 to Minnesota United FC at Allianz Field

May 15, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - FC Dallas News Release

St. Paul, MN - FC Dallas (1-2-2, 5 points) falls 1-0 to Minnesota United FC (2-4-0) on the road after a late stoppage-time goal.

Game Summary

First Half:

3' - Jáder Obrian laid it off for Andrés Ricaurte and his left-footed shot from outside of the box was saved by Tyler Miller.

20' - Phelipe Megiolaro dove to make a save from Hassani Dotson's left-footed shot from outside the box.

30' - Phelipe palms Emanuel Reynoso's shot from the left side of the box out for a corner kick.

Second Half

51' - Ricaurte's cross was met by Franco Jara who set up Obrian in the box and his diving header went wide of Minnesota's goal.

66' - Ryan Hollingshead crossed it to Jara whose right-footed shot from the center of the box went wide of Miller's goal.

82' - Romain Métanire's volley attempt on the right side of the box was punched away by Phelipe for a corner kick.

89' - Paxton Pomykal played Dante Sealy through on goal and his left-footed shot was saved at the near post by Miller.

90' + 4' - Robin Lod managed to poke it in the box past Phelipe to give Minnesota a late 1-0 lead.


FC Dallas - Phelipe; José Martínez, Bressan, Matt Hedges; Ryan Hollingshead, Tanner Tessmann, Andrés Ricaurte (Paxton Pomykal - 79'), Bryan Acosta, Eddie Munjoma (Szabolcs Schön - 66'); Franco Jara (Ricardo Pepi - 73'), Jáder Obrian (Dante Sealy - 79').

Substitutes not used - Jimmy Maurer, John Nelson, Edwin Cerillo, Ema Twumasi, Freddy Vargas.

Minnesota United FC - Tyler Miller; Chase Gasper, Brent Kallman, Michael Boxall, Romain Métanire; Wil Trapp, Jan Gregus; Hassani Dotson, Emanuel Reynoso (Jacori Hayes - 90'+5'), Ethan Finlay (Ramon Abila - 64'); Robin Lod.

Substitutes not used - Dayne St. Clair, Jukka Raitala, Osvaldo Alonso, Justin McMaster, DJ Taylor, Foster Langsdorf, Patrick Weah.

Scoring Summary:

MIN (0-1): Robin Lod - 90'+4'

Stats Summary: FC Dallas/Minnesota United FC

Shots: 6/27

Shots on Goal: 2/7

Saves: 5/2

Corner Kicks: 1/5

Fouls: 8/10

Offside: 10/0

Misconduct Summary:

DAL: Andrés Ricaurte (caution) - 10'

DAL: Franco Jara (caution) - 60'

MIN: Will Trapp (caution) - 67'

Weather: Partly Cloudy, 75

Referee: Ted Unkel

Assistant Referees: Peter Manikowski, Chantal Boudreau

Fourth official: Matthew Corrigan

VAR: Ricardo Salazar

FC Dallas Postgame Quotes

FC Dallas Head Coach Luchi Gonzalez

General thoughts on the match...

"We lost in the last minute. I thought the extra time was excessive but I give the full credit to Minnesota. They pushed the game there, especially in the second half. We suffered in the second half. We tried to get through and we almost did with a point. But it didn't happen. So, obviously disappointed with that. I'm sorry to the club. I'm sorry to the fans. Personally, it hurts because we were close to getting something positive out of the game. I'll take the first half positives. I thought the first half was one of the best halves we've played in the season; home or away. End product wasn't there, too many offsides, not getting shots off. We need to have better efficiency in the last third. It's my responsibility as the head coach to grow that and develop that."

On midfielder Bryan Acosta's performance...

"Bryan had a great preseason. We had a moment in the offseason (where) he was disappointed with 2020: injuries, just lack of form and consistency. He wasn't available in the playoff run. He came in very motivated in the preseason and he's just showing the product of that focus and desire to have his best season so far."

FC Dallas Defender Tanner Tessmann

General thoughts on match.....

"I mean, yeah, you said it we put a lot of work in and we wanted to come away from this game with points. The mood in the locker room was frustrating but calm. We're ready for the next opportunity - win, show mentality. We're ready for next week against RSL."

FC Dallas Defender Jose Martinez

On the team's efforts...

"I think we had a very good first half. From defense to attack, it was a great effort and we all did our job. But at the end of the day we couldn't get the three points. We had worked hard, prepared well during the week, and we had the ambition to come here and get three points. Games can be decided by small details, and it's what happened today. We have to keep on going. This team has a lot of character and we must remain calm. We will keep on going on the path we are going to succeed and we are already planning to work ahead."

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