MATCH RECAP: FC Dallas 1, Houston Dynamo 2 | 5.4.19

FC Dallas falls to Houston on the road despite a late comeback attempt

  • FC Dallas returns home to face the New York Red Bulls on Saturday, May 11 at 1 PM at Toyota Stadium. Game will be broadcasted on Univision.

Houston, Texas - FC Dallas nearly fought back from a two-goal deficit but falls just short and loses to Houston 2-1 in BBVA Compass Stadium.

Game Summary

First Half:

  • 12’ – Memo Rodriguez sent a dangerous cross in looking for Mauro Manotas but the Colombian striker’s flicked header went over the bar. 
  • 17’ Bryan Acosta attempted a long range effort but the shot ended up a few feet wide of Joe Willis’ goal.
  • 21’ – Mauro Manotas opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Carlos Gruezo fouled Alberth Elis in the box.
  • 31’ – Memo Rodriguez attempted a free kick from just outside the box but his curling shot sailed over Jesse Gonzalez’s goal. 
  • 41’  Jesus Ferreira nearly capitalized when Joe Willis spilled the ball the Houston goalkeeper was able to recover.

Second Half:

  • 51’ – Bryan Acosta forced Joe Willis into a diving save with a shot from the edge of the box with the outside of his right foot.
  • 58’ – Mauro Manotas scored his second goal of the game with a one-time finish from Memo Rodriguez’s cross after a well-worked counterattack by Houston. 
  • 67’ –  Memo Rodriguez attempted a left-footed volley from outside the box but the shot lacked power and Jesse Gonzalez collected easily.
  • 72’ –  Substitute Santiago Mosquera tried to make his mark on the game early with an ambitious shot from distance but Joe Willis was able to get his body in the way. 
  • 87’ Dominique Badji scored for FC Dallas with a close-range tap in from Michael Barrios’ cross to cut Houston’s lead in half late in the game. 
  • 90+7’ – Santiago Mosquera appeared to level the game at 2-2 with a volley off a set piece but the goal was ruled out for offside.


FC Dallas — Jesse Gonzalez; Ryan Hollingshead (John Nelson – 80’), Reto Ziegler, Matt Hedges, Reggie Cannon; Edwin Cerrillo, Carlos Gruezo (Santiago Mosquera – 64’), Bryan Acosta; Pablo Aranguiz, Jesus Ferreira (Dominique Badji – 64’), Michael Barrios.

Substitutes not used Jimmy Maurer, Callum Montgomery, Jacori Hayes, Zdenek Ondrasek.


Houston Dynamo — Joe Willis; AJ DeLeGarza, Alijaz Struna, Maynor Figueroa, Adam Lundqvist; Matias Vera, Boniek García (Juan Cabezas – 82’), Tomás Martínez; Alberth Elis, Memo Rodríguez (Romell Quioto – 85’) , Mauro Manotas (Tommy McNamara – 73’).

Substitutes not used — Tyler Deric, Alejandro Fuenmayor, Kevin Garcia, Darwin Ceren, 


Scoring Summary:

HOU: Mauro Manotas (penalty kick) – 21’

HOU: Mauro Manotas (Memo Rogríguez, Alberth Elis) – 58’

FCD: Dominique Badji (Michael Barrios, Santiago Mosquera) – 87’

Misconduct Summary:
FCD: Jesse Gonzalez (caution) – 20’
HOU:  Boniek García (caution) – 28’
FCD: Michael Barrios (caution) – 45’
FCD: Reggie Cannon (caution) – 77’
FCD: Edwin Cerrillo (caution) – 81’
HOU:  Tommy McNamara (caution) – 88’
HOU:  Juan Cabezas (caution) – 88’

Weather: Mostly Sunny, 86
Attendance: 16,521

Referee: Alan Kelly

Assistant Referees: Claudiu Badea, Matthew S. Nelson

4th Official: Victor Rivas

VAR Official: Christina Unkel