FC Dallas tops SMU 4-0
DALLAS - FC Dallas defeated SMU, 4-0, in a preseason scrimmage at the Mustangs' Westcott Field Wednesday night.
The Dallas side got on the board in just the sixth minute when Blas Perez sent a through ball in behind the SMU defense for right midfielder Andrew Wiedeman. The third-year man controlled the ball and ran towards the top right corner of the six-yard box before firing a shot high over the left shoulder of goalkeeper Jamie Ibarra. A strong finish from a tough angle, the goal was the fourth in the last two games for Wiedeman.
Dallas nearly took a two-goal lead in the 18th minute when Brek Shea made a long run down the center of the pitch and combined with Perez at the top of the box. Perez’s one-touch pass back to Shea put the U.S. National Team midfielder in alone on goal. Shea opted to chip Ibarra from close range, but his shot stunningly caught the inside of the back post, rolled across the face of goal to the near post and deflected back into play before being cleared away.
After a pair of near-misses, Perez found the back of the net with a header in the 22nd minute. On the play, U.S. National Team defender Zach Loyd collected a pass near the corner flag on the right flank and struck a line-drive cross into the center of the area. In close proximity to two defenders, Perez rose above the pack to redirect his shot just inside the far post from 12 yards out.
FC Dallas rolled out a whole new lineup in the second half, needing 14 minutes of action to score its third goal of the night. The goal was set up by Ivory Coast native Dogba, who raced to the end line to keep the ball in bounds before delivering a centering pass in on the ground to Jeison Quinonez. Unmarked at the back post, Quinonez finished easily to give Dallas a 3-0 lead.
Six minutes later, FC Dallas Homegrown player Bryan Leyva forced a turnover deep in SMU territory. After gaining possession, the 20-year-old midfielder carried the ball into the area and beat SMU goalkeeper Devin Cook with a shot high to the back post.
FCD – Andrew Wiedeman (Blas Perez) 6
FCD – Blas Perez (Zach Loyd) 22
FCD - Jeison Quinonez (Dogba) 59
FCD – Bryan Leyva 65
FC Dallas – Kevin Hartman (Chris Seitz 65), Jair Benitez, Ugo Ihemelu, Hernan Pertuz, Zach Loyd, Brek Shea, Daniel Hernandez, Andrew Jacobson, Andrew Wiedeman, Blas Perez, Fabian Castillo.
FC Dallas (2nd half) – Kevin Hartman, Moises Hernandez, Matt Hedges (Jack Stewart 74), Christian Ibeagha, Scott Gordon, Jonathan Top, Bobby Warshaw, Bryan Leyva, Dogba, Scott Sealy, Jeison Quinonez (Kleyner Bejarano 74).
SMU – Jamie Ibarra (Devin Cook 45), Dylan Schauder (Chris Sendejas 36), Aaron Sim, Max Rockwell, Ryan Rosenbaurn, Damian Rosales (Will Smith 36), Zach Barnes, TJ Nelson, Tyler Engel, Juan Castillo (Max Rockwell 61), Ben Hill.