- Bernard Kamungo registers first brace in MLS play to bring his tally to six goals in the season
- Defender Ema Twumasi netted his first career goal for the club
Carson, CA (October 21, 2023) – FC Dallas (11-10-13, 46 points) dominated the Los Angeles Galaxy (8-14-12, 36 points) 1-1 Saturday night at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA thanks to an offensive explosion featuring a brace from forward Bernard Kamungo. With the win, Dallas qualified for the Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs for the second straight season and 20th overall. Dallas will face the Seattle Sounders in a Round One Best-of-3 series. Game one in Seattle is slated for October 30 at 8 PM CT and game two at Toyota Stadium is scheduled for November 4 at 8 PM CT.
CALM, COOL AND COLLECTED
U.S international Bernard Kamungo scored FC Dallas’ fastest goal of the season clocking in at 3:00 overtaking Paul Arriola’s goal scored in the 3:28 minute against Atlanta United on September 2.
BRACE YOURSELF FOR BERNARD
FC Dallas’ Bernard Kamungo scored his first career brace in MLS action tonight. Kamungo scored two braces while playing for MLS Next Pro side North Texas SC against Kansas City II on August 1, 2022 and against St. Louis 2 on September 11, 2022. Kamungo now has six goals in 2023, tying Jáder Obrian (6) for second in goals scored this season for FC Dallas. Jesús Ferreira leads the team with 12 goals.
EL PARCERO GOLDEADOR
Jáder Obrian scored his sixth goal of the regular season four minutes after entering the match for the injured Bernard Kamungo in the 42nd minute of the first half. Six regular season goals are the most Obrian has scored since he netted nine in his first season in MLS in 2021.
FOUR THE FIRST TIME IN LEAGUE ACTION
For the first time this season, FC Dallas scored four goals in one game in MLS play. Dallas' highest scoring game would also come on the road against Real Salt Lake when Dallas defeated RSL 3-1 on September 20. Dallas also scored three goals on the Galaxy on March 4, 2023. Dallas scored four goals in Leagues Cup action against Inter Miami CF in the Round of 16 on August 6.
THE DEFENSE TO OFFENSE CONNECTION
MLS Defender of the Year nominee Nkosi Tafari registered his third assist of the season on Kamungo’s first goal. Notably, two of Tafari’s assists have led to two goals from Bernard Kamungo.
SAVING THE BEST FOR LAST
Defender Ema Twumasi scored his first career FC Dallas goal in the 13th minute of the match. Twumasi was drafted at 11th overall in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas from Wake Forest.
FC Dallas scored four goals in the first half for the first time tonight since August 29, 2021. Dallas defeated Austin FC 5-3. Homegrowns Jesús Ferreira and Ricardo Pepi scored the first half goals for Dallas. FCD is also the fifth team in MLS history to score at least four goals in the first half of its final game of the regular season.
FC Dallas faces the Seattle Sounders on a Round One Best-of-3 series in the Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs. Dallas faced the Sounders twice in 2023 and played to a 1-1 draw in both matches: at Lumen Field on Saturday, July 15 and at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas on Saturday, September 16.