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  • Winger Alan Velasco registered his sixth goal of the season
  • Midfielder Sebastian Lletget registered two assists, bringing his tally to five in six games since joining the club in August
  • Dallas recorded its first win at Allianz Field after previously going 0-4-0
  • MLS Box Score

St Paul, Minnesota (September 3, 2022) – FC Dallas (12-8-10, 46 points) defeated Minnesota United FC (13-11-5, 44 points) 3-0 thanks to three goals in the span of four minutes at Allianz Field Saturday afternoon.

CHASING RECORDS
Jesús Ferreira scored his 16th goal of the season to bring him within two of FC Dallas’ single-season scoring record of 18 held by Jason Kreis (1999) and Kenny Cooper (2008).

VELAS-GOAT
FC Dallas holds a 3-0-3 record when winger Alan Velasco finds the back of the net. The Argentine registered his sixth goal of the season in the 56th minute of the match. 

THREE GOALS IN FOUR MINUTES
FC Dallas scored three goals in 3:43 (55’, 56’, 58’), the fastest any team has tallied three goals in an MLS match since at least 2010. 

MARGINS
The 3-0 win is FC Dallas’ largest margin of victory in a league road match since the club defeated Real Salt Lake 3-0 on May 6, 2017.

STANDINGS UPDATE
FC Dallas moves to third place in the Western Conference with 46 points following today’s win over Minnesota. With 43 goals scored and 33 goals conceded, Dallas holds the third-best goal differential (+10) in the West. 

UP NEXT: FC DALLAS HOSTS LAFC 
FC Dallas hosts Los Angeles FC on Saturday, September 10 at Toyota Stadium for Hispanic Heritage night. The match kicks off at 7:30PM.

FC DALLAS POSTGAME QUOTES

Head Coach Nico Estévez
The message to the team at halftime…
“In the first half we controlled the possession but we didn’t create goal-scoring opportunities. We created one with Jesús (Ferreira) that was cleared but all of our crosses, all of our situations where we were arriving didn’t help us to create a clear chance. We identified a lot of space in between the lines and if you receive the ball there, you can play quickly in behind. If there’s no space, just make more runs in behind. In the second half we were more aggressive with the runs in behind and we were able to hurt Minnesota.”

On Jesús Ferreira’s progression after scoring his 16th goal of the year…
“He’s doing a great job with his transition to playing at the No. 9 for the club, which he wasn’t playing before. I think he’s doing well because you could see he’s a special forward. The qualities that he has, few forwards have those qualities in the world. He can be a link-up player, he understands the build up, he can get out of high pressure. He also has those runs in behind, he’s faster than some people think. He has a special feeling of when to run in behind and to attack the opponent’s back line. When he’s in front of goal, he does it very well and can score goals. He’s a very complete player but needs to keep growing in certain areas, as any player of his age. But he’s in a good moment and I’m happy with what he’s doing for the club and the national team.”

On Sebastian Lletget’s contributions since joining the club…
“It’s always good to have your birthday on a game day and get a win. The feeling is different because he has his family here and he’s going to celebrate with them. I’m really happy that he can do that. On the game side, he’s evolving and understanding what we want from him in that position (midfield). He already had some knowledge of it, but there were little things in his positioning and height and what he was doing that he’s improving every week. You can see it today, when we talk about Lletget in the last third he has quality. He can produce assists and arrive in the box. He showed today a couple really good actions besides the assists where he put his teammates in position to score.”

Midfielder Sebastian Lletget 

On getting the win at Allianz Field…
“In my time playing in this stadium, it has always been one of the toughest places to go. So to come here and win 3-0, to put in the performance that the guys did, I'm so proud of them.”

On his assists and adapting to quickly to FC Dallas…
"I wish I could say it's me but it's honestly my teammates, they have been amazing. They've embraced me and it makes things so much easier. We found that connection at certain times, you know, so they make it easier on me."

On getting the win on his birthday…
“I guess hopefully I get better with age. It feels amazing. It's everything, it's the only gift I really wanted to be honest with you. I was so focused on this game. I know we needed it, I knew how important it was. And yeah, it's just a great gift.”

Forward Jesús Ferreira 

On approaching the goal record of 18 in a season…
“It feels amazing. That's something that I've always thought about, and especially this year that it's so close. I just want to keep working hard and helping the team, and those goals will come with time.”

On Sebastian Lletget joining the team and his quick success…
“Yeah, we know that Sebastian is a player that wants a lot and he wants to achieve things with a team. And so it makes it easier to play with a guy that has the same goals as us and we're just happy to have him on our team.”

On winning at Allianz Field
“It means a lot. We knew that coming here that it was gonna be huge three points and that we needed to it wasn't a soccer game. It was gonna be a war. And so I think the team went out there and performed the best that we could”