FC Dallas sits second in the Western Conference with 34 points through 20 games played
• Vancouver defeats FC Dallas for the first time in eight regular-season matches in Frisco
• Oscar Pareja drops only his second match in the month of July since joining FC Dallas in 2014.
• FC Dallas travels to Philadelphia next week, returns to Toyota Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 12
– FC Dallas dropped a 4-0 decision to Vancouver Whitecaps FC tonight at Toyota Stadium.
FC Dallas fell behind, 1-0, in the 18th minute when Bernie Ibini accepted a pass from Fredy Montero on the right flank, and cut inside. Near the top of the area, Ibini fired a shot that clipped defender
and crossed up FC Dallas goalkeeper
slipping underneath the right arm of the goalkeeper to give the visitors the lead.
looked as if he tied the match 1-1 in the 40
minute but linesman Jonathan Johnson ruled the forward was in an offside position and the goal was disallowed.
battled to win the ball back in Vancouver’s defensive third of the pitch in the 43
minute. The FCD left back turned and curled in a cross in to
The No. 10 spun his defender but was unable to get his shot past Vancouver goalkeeper David Ousted.
Referee Baldomero Toledo awarded Vancouver a penalty kick in the 49
minute, after FC Dallas midfielder
cleared the ball out of the area following a header by center back
Vancouver’s Fredy Montero collided with the U.S. international a split second after Acosta cleared the ball and Toledo pointed to the spot. Montero converted the penalty kick, sending Gonzalez to his right side before knocking a pass just inside the left post.
FC Dallas midfielder
was shown a red card in the 59
minute after coming together along Dallas’ right flank with Vancouver’s Yordy Reyna. FC Dallas was forced to play a man down for the final 31 minutes of the match.
Vancouver took a 3-0 lead in the 67
minute when Fredy Montero came free on the left side of the area following a build-up between Tony Tchani and Matías Laba. The striker put away his second of the game, curling a shot around Gonzalez and into the back of the net.
Vancouver scored its fourth of the game off a throw-in on its right side in the 83
minute. The quick throw was chested up in the air by Nicolas Mezquida. Close to the far post, the Uruguayan leapt into the air and bicycle-kicked a shot between the near post and through the legs of Gonzalez.
Bernie Ibini (Fredy Montero) 18
Fredy Montero (PK) 49
Fredy Montero (Tony Tchani, Matías Laba) 67
: Nicolas Mezquida (Sheanon Williams) 83
FC Dallas – Jesse Gonzalez, Ryan Hollingshead, Matt Hedges, Walker Zimmerman, Atiba Harris, Carlos Gruezo, Victor Ulloa (Kellyn Acosta 46), Michael Barrios, Mauro Diaz (Cristian Colman 63), Roland Lamah, Maxi Urruti (Tesho Akindele 79).
Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Aaron Guillen, Paxton Pomykal, Carlos Cermeño, Reggie Cannon.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC – David Ousted, Kendall Waston, Marcel de Jong, Sheanon Williams, Tim Parker, Tony Tchani, Bernie Ibini-Isel (Cristian Techera 63), Matias Laba, Brek Shea (Erik Hurtado 87), Yordy Reyna (Nicolas Mezquida 79), Fredy Montero.
Substitutes Not Used: Russell Teibert, Stefan Marinovic, Jakob Nerwinski, Mauro Rosales.
: Carlos Gruezo (ejection) 59
Yordy Reyna (caution) 79
Atiba Harris (caution) 89
Kermit Quisenberry, Jonathan Johnson
Partly Cloudy, 95