MATCH RECAP: FC Dallas Falls to Chicago Fire 4-0 | 9.14.19

FC Dallas travels to face Western Conference foes Seattle Sounders FC on Wednesday, September 18

  • Dominique Badji started his 100th MLS match. 
  • FC Dallas will travel to CenturyLink Field to face Seattle Sounders on Wednesday, September 18 at 9:30PM CT. Match will broadcast on Texas 21, FCDTV Network, and 1270AM en Español.

Bridgeview, Ill. – A slow start costs FC Dallas as it falls 4-0 to the Chicago Fire at SeatGeek Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 14. 

MATCH RECAP: FC Dallas Falls to Chicago Fire 4-0 | 9.14.19 -

Game Summary

First Half:

  • 7’ – A backpass by Reggie Cannon was picked off by C.J. Sapong, who rounded Gonzalez and tapped it into the empty net.
  • 16’ – Brandt Bronico cut inside off the left flank and his whipped cross was smashed home by Przemyslaw Frankowski at the back post.
  • 29’ – Nicolás Gaitán’s inswinging corner was met by Sapong at the near post, whose bullet header flew past Jesse Gonzalez to give Chicago a 3-0 lead.
  • 33’  Zdenek Ondrasek picked up the ball on the edge of the box and slid to Dominique Badji, but Kenneth Kronholm closed the angle and pushed the shot wide.
  • 37’ – Frankowski found space on the edge of the box yards, and he hit a rocket that Gonzalez was somehow able to tip the ball onto the post
  • 39’ – A deflected cross was flicked back into the six-yard box by Frankowski, and Nemanja Nikolic was wide open and converted the tap in.

Second Half:

  • 52’ Michael Barrios whipped the corner in, and Matt Hedges rose highest but could only head over.
  • 62’ – Gaitán took a quick free kick, and a cross was deflected to Dax McCarty whose side-footed effort went wide.
  • 63’ – Francisco Calvo’s header hit the post, and the rebound bounced to Sapong, whose shot also rattled off the post.
  • 88’ Santiago Mosquera turned his defender inside out, but his shot from 20 yards was blocked.


FC Dallas — Jesse González; Reggie Cannon, Matt Hedges, Reto Ziegler, Ryan Hollingshead; Paxton Pomykal, Edwin Cerrillo, Jesús Ferreira (Brandon Servania – 46’); Michael Barrios (Jacori Hayes – 76’), Zdenek Ondrasek, Dominique Badji (Santiago Mosquera – 66’).

Substitutes not used Jimmy Maurer, Bressan, John Nelson, Ricardo Pepi.

Chicago Fire — Kenneth Kronholm; Johan Kappelhof, Bastian Schweinsteiger (Djordje Mihailovic – 66’), Francisco Calvo (Marcelo – 80’), Jonathan Bornstein; Brandt Bronico, Dax McCarty, Przemyslaw Frankowski, Nicolás Gaitán, C.J. Sapong (Aleksandar Katai – 73’); Nemanja Nikolic.

Substitutes not used — Richard Sánchez, Micheal Azira, Jeremiah Gutjahr, Fabian Herbers.

Scoring Summary:

CHI: C.J. Sapong – 7’
CHI: Przemyslaw Frankowski (Brandt Bronico) – 16’
CHI: C.J. Sapong (Nicolás Gaitán) – 29’
CHI: Nemanja Nikolic (Przemyslaw Frankowski) – 39’

Misconduct Summary:
FCD: Paxton Pomykal (caution) – 5’

Weather: Sunny, 80

Referee: Jair Marrufo
Assistant Referees: Jose J. Da Silva, Chris Elliott
4th Official: Silviu Petrescu
VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero