2024 Season

Asier Illarramendi Named to MLSsoccer.com’s Team of the Matchday Following Regular Season Home Opener Win Over San Jose Earthquakes


FRISCO, Texas (February 26, 2024) – FC Dallas midfielder Asier Illarramendi was named to MLSsoccer.com’s Team of the Matchday for Matchday 1+2 after scoring his first MLS goal for FC Dallas. This is Illarra’s first Team of the Matchday appearance. 

Illarramendi scored his first FC Dallas goal to equalize the match in the 25th minute of the match. Illarra collected a bouncing ball on the edge of the box and volleyed it home with his left foot to tie the game at 1-1. The 33-year-old midfielder also covered the most ground during the match (12.88 kilometers) out of all players on the field.

Homegrown Dante Sealy was named to the Team of the Matchday bench following his game-winning goal in the 94th minute. Sealy became the third different player in club history aged 20 or younger to score a game-winner in the 90th minute or later.

This is the first time in 2024 FC Dallas has earned MLSsoccer.com’s Team of the Matchday honors.

  • Asier Illarramendi – Week 1+2
  • Dante Sealy – Week 1+2 (bench)

MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Matchday 1+2 Team
 Antony (POR), Christian Benteke (DC), Lionel Messi (MIA) 
M: Brian Gutiérrez (CHI), Riqui Puig (LA), Asier Illarramendi (DAL), Robin Lod (MIN)
D: Omar Campos (LAFC), Adilson Malanda (CLT), Dagur Thorhallsson (ORL)
GK: Drake Callender (MIA)

Coach: Phil Neville (POR)

Bench: Sean Johnson (TOR), Dante Sealy (DAL), Deybi Flores (TOR), Aidan Morris (CLB), Eryk Williamson (POR), Carles Gil (NE), Emil Forsberg (RBNY), Mateusz Bogusz (LAFC), Cristian Arango (RSL)