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FC Dallas Mounts Late Rally But Falls 3-2 on the Road to Houston Dynamo FC

September 19, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - FC Dallas News Release

Houston, TX - FC Dallas (6-11-9, 27 points) rallied from an 0-3 deficit but fell a goal short against Houston Dynamo FC (5-10-11, 26 points) in a 3-2 loss Saturday night at BBVA Stadium in downtown Houston.

Game Summary

First Half:

2' - SHOT (DAL) - Ricardo Pepi's shot inside of the box was blocked by the Houston defense, following a cross from Paxton Pomykal.

5' - GOAL (HOU) - Fafà Picault's deflected cross from the left side fell to Griffin Dorsey, who slotted it past Phelipe to give Houston the early 1-0 lead.

20' - GOAL (HOU) - Dorsey's pass inside the box setup Picault, who put the ball into an empty net to extend Houston's lead to 2-0.

30' - SHOT (DAL) - Pepi tried to lob the ball over the goalkeeper and the Dynamo's defense, but his shot went over the crossbar.

36' - SHOT (DAL) - Michael Nelson punched away Brandon Servania's right-footed long range shot.

Second Half

48' - SHOT (DAL) - Ricardo Pepi's pass fell to Bryan Acosta inside the box which was blocked by the Houston defense.

55 - SHOT (DAL) - Ema Twumasi laid the ball for Jesús Ferreira who sent the ball sailing over the goal.

59' - GOAL (HOU) - Darwin Quintero's penalty kick bounced off the post and into the net to give Houston the 3-0 lead.

70' - SAVE (DAL) - Phelipe saved Quintero's shot from outside of the box.

86' - GOAL ( DAL) - Ferreira's through ball connected with Jáder Obrian who chipped the ball past Michael Nelson from a difficult angle to pull one back for FC Dallas.

90'+4' - GOAL (DAL) - Eddie Munjoma's pass fell to Obrian who unleashed a powerful right-footed shot that ended in the top right corner to make it 3-2.


FC Dallas - Phelipe; Justin Che (Eddie Munjoma - 46'), Nkosi Tafari, Matt Hedges, Ema Twumasi (Szabolcs Schön - 78'); Brandon Servania (Andrés Ricaurte - 71'), Facundo Quignon (Bryan Acosta - 46'); Jáder Obrian, Jesús Ferreira, Paxton Pomykal (Franco Jara - 46'); Ricardo Pepi.

Substitutes not used - Kyle Zobeck, Jose Martinez, Bressan, Edwin Cerrillo.

FC Dallas Stats Summary:

Shots: 16

Shots on Goal: 4

Saves: 2

Corner Kicks: 6

Fouls: 10

Offside: 2

Houston Dynamo FC - Michael Nelson; Zarek Valentin (Corey Bird - 60'), Tim Parker, Teenage Hadebe, Adam Lundqvist (Sam Junqua - 35'); Matias Vera, Darwin Cerén; Griffin Dorsey, Darwin Quintero (Memo Rodriguez - 79'), Fafà Picault; Maxi Urruti (Joe Corona - 60').

Substitutes not used - Kyle Morton, Maynor Figueroa, Derrick Jones, Oscar Boniek, Ariel Lassiter.

Houston Dynamo FC Stats Summary:

Shots: 12

Shots on Goal: 5

Saves: 2

Corner Kicks: 4

Fouls: 12

Offside: 0

Scoring Summary:

HOU (1-0): Griffin Dorsey - 5'

HOU (2-0): Fafà Picault (Griffin Dorsey) - 20'

HOU (3-0): Darwin Quintero - 59'

FCD (3-1): Jáder Obrian (Jesús Ferreira) - 86'

FCD (3-2): Jáder Obrian (Eddie Munjoma) - 90'+4'

Misconduct Summary:

HOU: Zarek Valentin (caution) - 40'

FCD: Szabolcs Schön (caution) - 90'+6'

Weather: Clear, 81

Attendance: 12,353

Referee: Victor Rivas

Assistant Referees: Adam Wienckowski, Logan Brown

Fourth official: Nima Saghafi

VAR: Daniel Radford, Jonathan Johnson

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