FC Dallas Records One Win, One Loss in Preseason Doubleheader
Frisco, Texas - FC Dallas beats FC Bayern Munich II, 4-0, and loses 3-1 to San Antonio FC in a preseason doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Toyota Stadium.
FC Dallas vs. FC Bayern Munich II
3'- Dom Badji opens the scoring for FC Dallas with a powerful header from a looping Carlos Gruezo cross.
15'- Jacori Hayes doubles FC Dallas' advantage with a calm side-footed finish after playing a one-two with Dom Badji in the center of the box.
21'- Reto Ziegler hammers home Dallas' third from the penalty spot after Nicolas Feldhahn fouled Michael Barrios in the box near the end-line.
41'- Santiago Mosquera taps in Dallas's fourth goal after Michael Barrios' close-range shot rebounded off Michael Netolitzky in goal.
70' - FC Dallas makes eleven changes, substituting in a secondary team.
FC Dallas - Jesse Gonzalez (Jimmy Maurer); Ryan Hollingshead (Marquinhos Pedroso), Matt Hedges (Bressan), Reto Ziegler (Callum Montgomery (Mohamed Sesay), Reggie Cannon (John Nelson); Carlos Gruezo (Brandon Servania), Jacori Hayes (Edwin Cerrillo); Santiago Mosquera (Ema Twumasi), Paxton Pomykal (Pablo Aránguiz), Michael Barrios (Jesus Ferreira); Dominique Badji (Zdenek Ondrasek).
FC Bayern Munich - Michael Netolitzky; Mert Yilmaz (Yannick Rochelt), Nicolas Feldham, Wooyeong Jeong (Marcel Zylla), Kwasi-Okyere Wriedt, Kilian Senkbeil, Meritan Shabani, Maxime Awoudja, Alexander Nollenbeger (Maximilian Franzke), Derrick Kohn, Daniel Jelisic
Substitutes not used- Maurice Konig, Angelo Meyer, Resul Turkkalesi, Marin Pudic.
FCD: Dom Badji -3'
FCD: Jacori Hayes -15'
FCD: Reto Ziegler -21'
FCD: Santiago Mosquera -41'
Referee: Rubiel Vazquez
Assistant Referee: Jeremy Kieso, Jason White
4th Official: Marcos DeOliveira
FC Dallas vs. San Antonio FC
7'- Billy Forbes scores the first goal of the game with a flicked header to the back-post from a Rafa Castillo free-kick.
15'- Pablo Aránguiz misses his penalty kick after he was tripped in the box by Kai Greene.
37'- Rafa Castillo is cautioned for a late tackle on Pablo Aránguiz.
41'- Amer Didic doubles San Antonio's advantage with a curling shot to the far-post after picking up a loose ball in the box following a free kick.
52'- Zdenek Ondrasek halves the deficit for FC Dallas after his shot deflects off a defender's leg and squeezes in at the near-post.
63'- FC Dallas makes changes to the Starting XI, substituting in a third team.
82' - A San Antonio FC trialist received the ball in space on the right wing and drove into the box before powering a shot past Kyle Zobeck at his near post to put SAFC up 3-1.
FC Dallas - Jimmy Maurer (Kyle Zobeck); Moises Hernandez, Marquinhos Pedroso (Bryan Reynolds), Bressan (Hector Montalvo), Mohamed Sesay (John Nelson (Brecc Evans)); Brandon Servania (Arturo Rodriguez), Edwin Cerrillo (Oscar Romero); Ema Twumasi (Thomas Roberts), Pablo Aránguiz (Lucio Martinez), Jesus Ferreira (Mohamed Sesay); Zdenek Ondrasek (Ricardo Pepi).
San Antonio FC - Matthew Cardone; Joshua Yaro, Amer Didic, Pecka, Walter Restrepo, Jack Barmby, Ebenezer Ackon, Rafa Castillo, Kai Greene, Billy Forbes, Ever Guzman.
Substitutes not used- Jonathan Viscosi, Pascal Eboussi, Johnny Fenwick, Lance Laing, Jahir Barraza, Michael Lahoud, Leeroy Maguraushe, Ethan Bryant, Cristian Parano, Alex Bruce.
SAFC: Billy Forbes -7'
SAFC: Amer Didic-41'
FCD: Ondrasek -52'
Referee: Marcos De Oliveira
Assistant Referee: Jennifer Garner, Adam Garner
4th Official: Rubiel Vazquez
Weather: Overcast, 36
FC Dallas head coach Luchi Gonzalez
Overall the objective is competed because these games are for analysis and evaluation as priority number one. Number two, it's the exercise of testing what we've been working on in the training field and creating concepts when they count, with and without the ball. Number three, is to compete and represent the jersey. We have fans that came out here in 30 degree weather to support the club so that's really important to us and we want to make sure that we try to show that.
On the three different teams...
Our objective was for everyone to get about 70 minutes or so. Number one, for game fitness and mental resistance. Number two, it's based on what we've evaluated the last three weeks and what we've felt is the right balance of players to play each game. So, with each game going on from here on out, we have some great MLS opportunities and exhibitions next week. We're going to put lineups that we want to know that are possible lineups for the real game and our home opener. There will be some mixing and matching, there will be some rotations in the enxt few games. We have a college team and a semi-pro team also, but we have about five games in Arizona and then we kickoff here. Like I said, the goals are micro-goals right now. We don't want to look so far ahead that without being the best we can tonight, tomorrow, Monday, etc.
On the attack...
This group I feel is has the potential to be vertical and dangerous. Quick on the counter, quick in transition into open spaces so we want to maintain that. But I also liked what we showed today in patience. We didn't force it, we kept it and looked the other way. We looked in the middle, we looked in the same side. I thought we showed some variation of how we can attack and that's going ot give us more tools to deal with the challenges in the league.
On Fernando Clavijo's passing...
Very difficult, very difficult. We talked about it in the locker room because he is a leader here. His spirit will always live here in the club. He is a family man, I know that it's an honor for us to be good parents, brothers and children, good friends of the club, of the team, of the family because of the motivation left by the memory of Fernando. He will be with us this year and for the rest of our lives, for me personally, and in that locker room. It'll be hard for us but it's also a celebration of his life because he never thought about dying, he thought about living and he lived great life with his family. His last days were on his terms at home with his family. I talked to him a month ago and he still had a lot of spirit in his voice. He wanted to talk about soccer, about how we were going to plan the season and that was incredible. We're going to miss him a lot, but he's also going to give us a lot of strength in his memory.
FC Dallas defender Matt Hedges
On Fernando Clavijo's passing...
I think about him giving me a chance. Drafted me, he was one of the first people I met from the club. He always believed in me, he gave me a chance and I'll never forget that. He was a great man.
On the game against Bayern Munich II...
It's always a fun experience to play a team like that, it's a different style, a different culture. At the same time, I thought we played really well. There's a lot of concepts that we've been working on throughout the first couple weeks of preseason that were very evident on the field. I thought we dominated the game honestly.
FC Dallas forward Dom Badji
On the attack...
What's been working is what we've been practicing since the first day of preseason. Keeping the ball, very possession based and in the attacking third just being dynamic and getting service in the box.
Like I said, this year is going to be a dynamic attack with people in all positions being able to score as you saw today from Jacori (Hayes). Any attacking player in any giving moment can be dangerous, whether providing a pass or scoring.
Everything you saw on the field today is what we've been practicing since the first day of preseason. On that goal, he gave it to me and I don't really have to use my body as much as I used to because players are running off me and I'm just laying off most of the time. So he knew I was going to lay it off and he continued his run and had a good finish.
FC Dallas midfielder Jacori Hayes
On Fernando Clavijo's passing...
He embodied everything this club stands for and he fought until his last days. I always saw him with a smile on his face and whenever I saw him around the club, he always said 'cherish this day and make the most of this day'. He was a great person and anyone who came across him had that same feeling about him. It's a truly sad one that we lost a good one.
Thoughts on today's match against Bayern Munich II...
It was really good. I got a good length of minutes. First long stretch of minutes this season and we showed really well. The other teams will show well. We are trying to show the tactics that we've learned the first couple weeks of this preseason. It's just step one, even though we showed well, we still have a lot to improve on and we're still looking for the first game on March 2.
FC Dallas defender Reggie Cannon
On Fernando Clavijo's passing...
It was a very emotional time before the game. They told us the news. Some of the new guys didn't know Fernando really well, but it was more about the family aspect. We lost someone near and dear to the FC Dallas family. [Fernando] contributed so much to the game and so much to the club that you can't even put into words. Especially for me personally, he's done so much with giving me a chance to play on an MLS club at 19 years old. He believed in me. It's hard to swallow, but I know he's in a better place watching over us now and I know God welcomed him into his home, but it's always tough to accept those news. Obviously, for me personally it was tough to play with that weighing on the back of my mind, but that's sometimes life. You have to move on.
Thought's on today's match against Bayern Munich II..
The team went out very confident. I like the style of play that we were playing. Luchi has incorporated his own tactics into what we are doing right now. Oscar was a great coach and we always respected what he had to do, but he was more defensive minded and now Luchi has opened up the game and he's given us that breath of fresh air. We can play and we're not afraid to play out the back. He told us straight up 'we're going to lose the ball out of the back, we're going to lose them and we're going to get scored on, but we are going to keep going. This is our style of play and we can't abandon it just because something bad happens. There are going to be highs and lows.' Today was obviously a high. It was a great experience. The team is really looking forward. We have a really strong team and Luchi's tactics are really helping the team get more confidence.
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