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FC Dallas Falls to Sevilla FC 3-1

July 18, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - FC Dallas News Release

Frisco, TX - FC Dallas midfielder Santiago Mosquera scored the lone goal for FC Dallas in the 3-1 loss against La Liga's Sevilla FC in the 2019 FC Dallas Summer Classic, presented by Toyota, at Toyota Stadium.

Game Summary

First Half:

13' - Lucas Ocampos cut inside off the wing and crossed to Luuk De Jong, but Bressan was able to deflect the shot which flew over the crossbar.

22' - The ball came to Luuk de Jong, who flicked it over his defender with a deft piece of skill and his volley flew into the back of the net.

42' - Santiago Mosquera cut past his defender with a scissors feint and whipped a curler into the far corner.

45'+3' - A free kick was cleared to the edge of the box and a wide open Jesus Ferreira's shot was charged down and blocked.

Second Half:

52' - Joan Jordan's free kick from 25 yards was whipped over the wall with pace and into the back of the net.

56' - Edwin Gyasi took on his man on the left wing and whipped in a cross which Francis Atuahene headed just over the crossbar.

83' - The ball came to Nolito in the box, whose deflected curling nestled in the back of the net.

87' - Alejandro Pozo was played through, but his shot from a tight angle was parried behind by Jimmy Maurer.

89 - Nolito was left open in the box and Jimmy Maurer showed catlike reflexes to get across the goalmouth and make the save.


FC Dallas - Jesse Gonzalez (Jimmy Maurer - 46'); Reggie Cannon (Ema Twumasi - 46') , Reto Ziegler (Callum Montgomery - 46'), Bressan (Alfusainey Jatta - 70'), Bryan Reynolds; Bryan Acosta (Jacori Hayes - 46'), Paxton Pomykal (Jesus Ferreira - 35'), Brandon Servania (Edwin Cerrillo - 46'); Santiago Mosquera (Edwin Gyasi - 46'), Dominique Badji (Cristian Colmán - 46'), Michael Barrios (Francis Atuahene - 46').

Sevilla FC - Tomas Vaclik (Sergio Rico - 46'); Jesus Navas (Sebastién Corchia - 46') Daniel Carriço (Simon Kjaer - 46', Joris Gnagnon - 78'), Jules Koundé ( Diego Carlos - 46') Sergio Escudero (Sergio Reguilon - 46'); Fernando (Joan Jordan - 46'),Ever Banega (Juanpe - 46', Roque Mesa - 78' ), Franco Vazquez (Alejandro Pozo - 46'), Munir Mohamed (Oliver Torres - 46') Lucas Ocampos (Nolito - 46'); Luuk de Jong (Munas Dabbur - 46').

Substitutes not used - Sergi Gomez, Wissam Ben Yedder, Aleix Vidal, Maximillian Wöber, Guilherme Arana, Pepe Mena, Jose Lara, Javi Diaz.

Scoring Summary:

SEV: Luuk De Jong - 22'

FCD: Santiago Mosquera - 42'

SEV: Joan Jordan - 52'

SEV: Nolito - 83'

Misconduct Summary:

SEV: Franco Vazquez (caution) - 38'

FCD: Edwin Cerrillo (caution) - 59'

SEV: Alejandro Pozo (caution) - 66'

SEV: Roque Mesa (caution) - 90+1'

FCD: Francis Atuahene (caution) - 90+3'

Weather: Partly cloudy, 96

Attendance: 12,248

Referee: Alex Chilowicz

Assistant Referees: Jeffery Greeson, Kaili Terry

4th Official: Travis Haight

FC Dallas head coach Luchi Gonzalez

On what he wanted to see tonight to implement throughout the season...

We tried to play out of the back, we tried to press them. It wasn't perfect, but we tried and we saw some good success. We broke out some of the pressure we played out and were able to create attacks against Sevilla. It's easy to just skip lines, skip lines, and play long and play low block, low block, which we had to play sometimes, we were forced to play low block because of their quality but, we tried to push the game, push pressure. They broke our pressure a few times but that's beautiful because now I go to the video and see look, they broke our pressure because this one player didn't have the timing to squeeze and that's how we broke. That's how we get better, and I thought we accomplished that.

On playing a team at the level of Sevilla FC and if it was a learning experience...

One hundred percent. It was a game full of learning and development. Being able to coach against Lopetegui. The players to play against (Jesus) Navas, (Ever) Banega, players of that quality is growth. We had moments where we suffered but we knew they were going to pass the ball well. We can learn from their model, as well. They have a very interesting model with concepts we can identify with. We're going to watch the tape and try to learn from this. Not only watch what we did wrong, but watch what (Sevilla's) plays and have that as a model for how our club is growing, for how our league is growing. It's tough because we want to compete, I wanted to win this game but the reality is you saw the quality out there. But the guys left a lot on the field and we did a lot to take the next step and be ready for the next match at Kansas City on Saturday.

On Santiago Mosquera's improvements since his injury...

Santi is a player that, when he's healthy and he can get rhythm by playing consecutive games, he's very dangerous. He scored a fantastic goal tonight, typical Santi type goal. We're really looking forward for him to produce for this club and we want it to show in goals and assists and drawing fouls. He's working to help in transition, defensive moments. I want him to just take the next step in a positive direction, for himself and for the club.

FC Dallas midfielder Edwin Cerillo

On playing two friendlies against Tijuana and Sevilla FC and what that does for the team...

We try to compete. We know they're friendlies but our mindset is always to compete, learn and try to play our brand of soccer. I think when you play against teams of other countries, your name grows and the team grows and you can show that you're able to compete at that level. I know this will help us as we continue in the league.

On what was learned against Sevilla FC...

You don't find that many great technical players in this league. The detail of their passes, how they play, their style, the pace, you can learn that when they're doing it against you. We try to take that and try to learn from it and assimilate.

FC Dallas forward Cristian Colmán

On playing a team at Sevilla FC's caliber...

Truthfully, it's a very admirable team because of their scheme, how they play. Individually, how they each show off, it's awesome. You can learn a lot watching these teams on the television but when you play them it's totally different.

On what was learned after facing Sevilla FC...

We learned that there's a lot of things we need to improve. We need to have more possession of the ball, more than once we lost the ball too easily. (Sevilla) play smooth, one-touch, without complications. We sometimes want to be too individualistic and run with the ball and we don't pass. They don't, they play smooth. We learned that style of play is fundamental for a team.

On there being a difference between Spanish soccer, Mexican soccer and MLS soccer...

Yes, they're all completely different. Very different characteristics. Europen soccer, I see it as more tactical and over here we have an MLS team that growing tremendously day-by-day trying to become more tactical. Mexican soccer, also, is very physical. A lot of contact. All three are very different.

On the crowd tonight against Sevilla FC...

There's a lot of fans. It's beautiful always playing for people like this that come to support us in the middle of the week and more that it's a friendly. We leave everything on the field so that the fans feel happy and satisfied.

On being back on the pitch with FC Dallas...

Truthfully, I'm very excited and happy. After almost eight months, I got to be back with the team. I'm just very excited. I give thanks to God, the person that's been right next to me, pushing me during my injury recovery, which was very hard on me. Very excited and very happy.

Sevilla FC head coach Julen Lopetegui

On Sevilla's time in Dallas...

We came here with a preseason game played, and our bodies are fatigued from that. Our long trip to Dallas added more fatigue to our players and we had a day and a had to prepare for this game. We had time to adjust to the time zone change, and this heat and humidity. It's things a team must deal with because we had to play three halves today with the best we got.

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