FC Dallas Mounts Late Rally But Falls 3-2 on the Road to Houston Dynamo FC
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.
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.
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 on Goal: 4
Corner Kicks: 6
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 on Goal: 5
Corner Kicks: 4
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'
HOU: Zarek Valentin (caution) - 40'
FCD: Szabolcs Schön (caution) - 90'+6'
Weather: Clear, 81
Referee: Victor Rivas
Assistant Referees: Adam Wienckowski, Logan Brown
Fourth official: Nima Saghafi
VAR: Daniel Radford, Jonathan Johnson
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