- With 19,096 in attendance, Toyota Stadium had a sellout crowd for the third time this season
- Paxton Pomykal was named Man of the Match with his eight recoveries and duels won
- FC Dallas returns to Toyota Stadium for the annual July 4 home match facing Inter Miami CF
- MLS Box Score
Frisco, TX (June 18, 2022) – FC Dallas (7-4-4, 25 points) falls 2-0 to Vancouver Whitecaps FC (5-8-2, 20 points) on Saturday night at Toyota Stadium.
SLOW START FOR FC DALLAS
FC Dallas allowed two first half home goals for the first time this season. Vancouver’s
Lucas Cavallini scored the quickest goal against FC Dallas this year when his shot found the back of the net in the second minute. A set piece delivery from Déiber Caicedo in the 44th minute made it a 2-0 contest.
FC Dallas totaled 16 shots on goal but struggled to find the target with just one shot on goal. Late game substitution Tsiki Ntsabeleng made an impact immediately as he sent in a dangerous cross just two minutes after checking into the match. His cross found Jesús Ferreira for a header that sailed a few inches above the goal.
FALLING AT HOME
FC Dallas dropped just their second home match of the season, falling to 5-2-1 at Toyota Stadium. The match was played in front of a sell-out crowd of 19,096 with FC Dallas having dropped its last two home contests after winning five in a row.
BOX SCORE BREAKDOWN
Dallas out possessed Vancouver 67% to 33% and also completed 277 more passes (568-291). The Whitecaps tallied more shots on goal (2-1) despite FC Dallas outshooting the Whitecaps 16-4.
BACK FROM USMNT DUTY
Jesús Ferreira and Paul Arriola returned from the International window and played a full 90-minute shift for head coach Nico Estévez. Ferreira made two appearances over the break while Arriola played in all four matches. Before the international break, Arriola had scored in five straight MLS matches.
FC Dallas faces Austin FC next on Saturday, June 25 in Austin at Q2 Stadium. Saturday's match will be televised on TXA 21 and across the FCDTV Network. Coverage begins at 7:30PM CT. Fans local to the DFW market can stream online at fcdallas.com/stream while fans outside DFW may catch the game on ESPN+.
FC Dallas — Maarten Paes; Ema Twumasi (Jáder Obrian – 64’), Nkosi Tafari, José Martínez (Joshué Quiñónez – 74’), Marco Farfan; Facundo Quignon (Edwin Cerrillo – 64’), Brandon Servania (Franco Jara – 46’), Paxton Pomykal (Tsiki Ntsabeleng – 84’); Paul Arriola, Jesús Ferreira, Alan Velasco.
Substitutes not used — Jimmy Maurer, Nanu, Eddie Munjoma, Beni Redžić.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC — Cody Cropper; Marcus Godinho ( Luis Martins – 68’), Ranko Vaselinovic, Javain Brown; Ryan Raposo, Andrés Cubas (Florian Jungwirth – 62’), Tristan Blackmon (Jake Nerwinski – 62’), Déiber Caicedo (Ryan Gauld – 81’); Russell Teibert, Cristian Dájome (Brian White – 82’); Lucas Cavallini.
Substitutes not used — Isaac Boehmer, Leonard Owusu, Tosaint Ricketts, Pedro Vite.
VAN: Lucas Cavallini — 2’VAN: Déiber Caicedo — 44’
DAL: Facundo Quignon (caution) – 42’*
DAL:* Marco Farfan (caution) – 45+2’*
DAL:* Alan Velasco (caution) – 53’*
VAN:* Cody Cropper (caution) – 90’+5’
FC Dallas Postgame Quotes
Head Coach Nico Estévez
General thoughts on the match…
“Mentally we weren’t enough, and we weren’t ready. The first half wasn’t good enough, and our standards are higher than what was shown. This is on me and something we need to change this week. What we can do now is learn from this and improve.”
How Vancouver’s way of playing might have interfered with Dallas’ play…
“We did better in the second half and were more direct. They (Vancouver) made it very difficult because they close the field very well and then for us, we don’t have connections inside, so we go through lines to break the opponent’s defensive shape. We had thirty-three crosses today so that we could have chances to score goals but we had fewer chances to score. If we score the first goal, the game can change completely because we’ll be on top of the other team.”
Midfielder Paxton Pomykal
On going down early…
“When you go down early to a team like that and not respond the way we did in the first half, we played like crap - all 11 of us. It is frustrating to come back from a break and play like that, we gotta bounce back.”
Defender José Martínez
On the team being unfortunate…
“In the field we had all the energy and tried to protect ourselves and play to the limit. It happened a lot to us last year. There were sequences where it felt like each player would try something individually and it wouldn’t work. Once we would connect, the game would change for the better for us. We committed mistakes today and they took advantage of that. There have been times where we have been lucky and took advantage of those scenarios.”
On the game…
“This locker room is pretty upset. We knew that this was an important game, especially at home in front of our fans. And usually when we play at home we want to give it our all and take three points.”
Midfielder Paul Arriola
On what the team can take from this game into the Austin FC match next week…
“I think we played with a lot of energy in the end. Obviously, tonight wasn't our night. I think there are just a lot of things that we can get better at. Collectively, it's a tough loss and a loss that we'll be able to learn from and hopefully use this experience that we had going forward, especially for home games.
On playing 90 minutes after returning from international duty…
“Yeah, my legs were okay. In the end, obviously, you're exhausted but those are the games that you definitely don't want to get out of. I'm glad that we kind of hung in there, Jesús (Ferreira) and I in that game. In the end I think it was tough. It's a really, really tough result for us and a poor performance overall.”