Match Recap: FC Dallas 1, Chicago 1
FRISCO, Texas - The season opening battle for the Brimstone Cup saw
both Chicago and FC Dallas get on the board early and, after a straight red
card to new center back Brek Shea in the 55th, the rivalry game played to a
1-1 draw at Pizza Hut Park.
Offseason acquisition Diego Chaves of Uruguay gave Chicago the lead,
but Dallas veteran Milton Rodriguez was
able to provide the answer.
After some early FC Dallas possession and a disallowed goal from
back of the net first when Chaves tapped a Kevin Hartman rebound into the back of the net
for the lead in the 17th minute.
The play started with Guatemalan international Marco Pappa’s free kick, which bounced around in
the FC Dallas 18-yard box. Fire defender Corey Gibbs pounced and shot
at Hartman, forcing a one-handed parry. Awaiting the rebound in the
six-yard box was Chaves, who finished it off for the early lead.
It wouldn’t last a minute. Loyd again attacked down the left side,
this time threading a low cross to Rodriguez who back-heeled the pass
past Johnson for a spectacular equalizer.
Chicago gained back some of the possession lost early on but the
teams went into the locker room at halftime tied.
Upon restart the second half took a drastic turn 10 minutes in.
A loose touch found center back Brek Shea alone with the Fire’s other
new Uruguayan striker, Gaston Puerari. The two became entangled and
Puerari went to the ground. Referee Terry Vaughn did not hesitate and showed
the 21-year-old Shea a straight red card, forcing FC Dallas to 10 men
for the remaining 35 minutes.
After Shea’s red card, the flow of the game became more physical as
each team exchanged a series of yellow cards. Seven total cards were
issued in the game.
Chicago would have the remaining scoring opportunities as the game
neared full time.
Puerari dribbled in for a one on one with Hartman, but the goalkeeper
won the battle, saving the low shot, and preserved the tie game. Hartman was then forced to make late saves on shots from captain Logan Pause and Pappa, parrying neatly over the
The Brimstone Cup rivals will meet again to decide the 2011 series on
Wednesday, October 12 at Toyota Park.
CHI -- Diego
Chaves 1 (Sean Johnson 1, Michael
Videira 1) 17
DAL -- Milton Rodriguez 1 (Zach Loyd
Chicago Fire -- Sean Johnson, Bratislav Ristic (Patrick Nyarko 42), Jalil Anibaba, Josip Mikulic, Cory Gibbs, Logan Pause, Marco Pappa, Gonzalo Segares, Michael
Videira (Baggio Husidic 62),
Gaston Puerari, Diego Chaves (Orr Barouch 75).
Substitutes Not Used: Dan Paladini, Davis Paul, Dasan Robinson, Jon Conway.
10 (Diego Chaves 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (6 tied with 1); FOULS: 18 (Marco
Pappa 4); OFFSIDES: 1 (Orr Barouch 1); CORNER KICKS: 5 (Gaston Puerari
3); SAVES: 2 (Sean Johnson 2)
FC Dallas -- Kevin Hartman, Jackson Goncalves, George John, Brek Shea, Zach Loyd, Marvin Chavez, Eric Alexander (Andrew
Jacobson 72), Daniel Hernandez, Eric
Avila (Ugo Ihemelu 62), David Ferreira, Milton
Rodriguez (Ruben Luna 65).
Not Used: Bruno Guarda, Ricardo Villar, Bobby Warshaw, Chris Seitz.
TOTAL SHOTS: 16 (David Ferreira 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (3 tied with 1);
FOULS: 11 (Daniel Hernandez 2); OFFSIDES: 1 (Milton Rodriguez 1);
CORNER KICKS: 5 (David Ferreira 5); SAVES: 5 (Kevin Hartman 5)
CHI -- Cory Gibbs (caution;
Tactical Foul) 30
DAL -- Jackson Goncalves (caution; Unsporting
DAL -- Daniel Hernandez (caution; Reckless Tackle) 36
-- Brek Shea (ejection; Denied Goal Scoring Opportunity (Foul)) 55
-- Michael Videira (caution; Unsporting Behavior) 59
CHI -- Josip
Mikulic (caution; Unsporting Behavior) 71
CHI -- Gonzalo Segares
(caution; Reckless Tackle) 78
Referee: Terry Vaughn
Assistants: George Gansner; Adam Wienckowski
Official: Elias Bazakos
Time of Game: 1:54