2023 Season

FC Dallas Falls to Los Angeles Football Club 2-1



  • Defender Nkosi Tafari scored his second career goal for FC Dallas. 
  • Defender Sebastien Ibeagha recorded his first FC Dallas and MLS assist. 
  • Jesús Jiménez registered the second assist in Tafari’s goal
  • MLS Box Score

LOS ANGELES (March 25, 2023) – FC Dallas’ (2-2-1, 7 points) comeback falls short in a 2-1 loss to LAFC (3-0-1, 10 points) at BMO Stadium on Saturday night. 

Nkosi Tafari scored his second career goal for FC Dallas in the 73rd minute of the match which tied the game at 1. His centerback partner, Sebastien Ibeagha, earned the assist after setting up Tafari for the goal. In the last road game against Whitecaps FC, Tafari was the one who assisted Ibeagha on his goal in the 1-1 tie. The last time Tafari scored was in the 2-2 draw against Houston Dynamo on August 21, 2021.

Marco Farfan appeared in his 100th MLS match Saturday night. He signed as a Homegrown player for the Portland Timbers in October 2016. He played a career-high 32 games for FC Dallas in 2022. Prior to joining FC Dallas, Farfan played one season with LAFC. 

FC Dallas hosts the Portland Timbers, in a match presented by AdvoCare, on April 1 at 7:30PM for its Red Out match at Toyota Stadium. The match will be available for free on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.


FC Dallas — Maarten Paes; Marco Farfan (Sam Junqua – 87’), Nkosi Tafari, Sebastian Ibeagha, Ema Twumasi; Facundo Quignon, Facundo Quignon (Tsiki Ntsabeleng – 70’); Jáder Obrian (Geovane Jesus – 40’), Alan Velasco (Jesús Jiménez – 70’), Paul Arriola (José Mulato – 88’); Jesús Ferreira. 

Substitutes not used — Jimmy Maurer, Amet Korça, Paxton Pomykal, Bernard Kamungo.

LAFC — John McCarthy; Ryan Hollingshead, Giorgio Chiellini, Jesús Murillo (Aaron Long – 65’), Sergi Palanca; Kellyn Acosta, Ilie Sánchez; Timothy Tillman, Stipe Biuk (Dénis Bouanga – 65’), Carlos Vela; Kwadwo Opoku.

Substitutes not used — Eldin Jakupović, Denil Maldonado, Erik Dueñas, Nathan Ordaz, Julian Gaines. 

Scoring Summary:
LAFC: Timothy Tillman — 2’
FCD: Nkosi Tafari (Sebastien Ibeagha, Jesús Jiménez) — 73’
LAFC: Dénis Bouanga (Carlos Vela) — 84’

Misconduct Summary:
FCD: Ema Twumasi (ejection) — 35’
LAFC: Jesús Murillo (caution) — 38’
FCD: Facundo Quignon (caution) — 41’
FCD: Nico Estévez (caution) — 45’+4’
FCD: Sebastien Ibeagha (caution) — 53’
FCD: Edwin Cerrillo (caution) — 62’
FCD: Nkosi Tafari (caution) — 66’
LAFC: Ryan Hollingshead (caution) — 69’

Weather: Clear, 59°F
Attendance: 22,163