FC Dallas ends the month of August on the road against Texas rivalry Austin FC on August 29

  • Defender José Martínez makes his first appearance since June 23.
  • Defender Nkosi Tafari scored his first MLS goal.
  • Homegrown Ricardo Pepi scored his ninth MLS goal of the season. 
  • Homegrown Jesús Ferreira recorded his fourth assist of the season. 
  • FC Dallas travels to Q2 Stadium to face Austin FC on Sunday, Aug. 29 at 7PM CT. The match will air on FS1, and TUDN 1270AM.
  • MLS Box Score

Houston, TX (August 21, 2021) – FC Dallas (5-9-7, 22 points) and Houston Dynamo (3-8-10, 19 points) battled to a 2-2 draw in the second leg of the Texas Derby Saturday night at BBVA Stadium. 

Game Summary

First Half:

  • 25’ – GOAL (HOU) – Houston’s Fafa Picault converted from the penalty following a foul inside the box to give Houston a 1-0 lead. 
  • 41’ – SHOT (DAL) – Bryan Acosta attempted a shot from 35 yards out, but Houston’s Marko Marić made the diving save.

Second Half

  • 54 – GOAL (DAL) – Nkosi Tafari scored the equalizer for FC Dallas from a rebound from Marić after he blocked a shot following a corner.
  • 58 – GOAL (DAL) – Ricardo Pepi gave FC Dallas a 2-1 lead after Jesús Ferreira intercepted a goal kick from Marić and found Pepi who slotted a right-footed shot past Houston’s defense.
  • 72’ – GOAL (HOU) – Houston’s Matías Vera levels the match with a right-footed shot from outside the box. 
  • 75’ – SHOT (DAL) – Jáder Obrian fired a shot from outside the box but Marić was quick to make a save.
  • 84’ – SAVE (DAL) – Jimmy Maurer denied a shot from Ariel Lassiter to keep the game 2-2.

88’ – SHOT (DAL) – Jesús Ferreira fired a volley from outside the box but Marić pushed it over the crossbar.


FC Dallas — Jimmy Maurer; Ema Twumasi, Nkosi Tafari, Bressan (José Martinez – 6’ (Matt Hedges – 69’)), Ryan Hollingshead; Edwin Cerrillo; Freddy Vargas (Jáder Obrian – 46’), Bryan Acosta, Jesús Ferreira, Szabolcs Schön (Kalil ElMedkhar – 58’); Ricardo Pepi. 

Substitutes not used — Phelipe, Justin Che, Eddie Munjoma, Andrés Ricaurte, Brandon Servania.

Houston Dynamo FC — Marko Marić; Adam Lundkist, Teenage Hadebe, Tim Parker, Zarek Valentin; Darwin Cerén, Matías Vera; Fafa Picault, Adalberto Carrasquilla (Ariel Lassiter – 74’), Griffin Dorsey; Maxi Urruti.

Substitutes not used — Michael Nelson, Maynor Figueroa, Sam Junqua, Memo Rodríguez, Joe Corona, Derrick Jones, Óscar Boniek, Darwin Quintero.

Scoring Summary:

HOU (0-1): Fafa Picault (PK) – 25’

DAL (1-1): Nkosi Tafari – 54’

DAL (2-1): Ricardo Pepi (Jesús Ferreira) – 58’

HOU: (2-2): Matías Vera (Zarek Valentin) – 72’

Houston Dynamo FC Stats Summary:

Shots: 12

Shots on Goal: 4

Saves: 4

Corner Kicks: 5

Fouls: 16

Offside: 0

Misconduct Summary:

DAL: Edwin Cerrillo (caution) – 15’

DAL: Szabolcs Schön (caution) – 30’

DAL: Bryan Acosta (caution) – 65’ 

HOU: Maxi Urruti (caution) – 82’

DAL: Matt Hedges (caution) – 83’ 

HOU: Darwin Ceren (caution) – 90’+1’

Weather: Mostly sunny, 91

Attendance: 13,548

Referee: Allen Chapman

Assistant Referees: Ian Anderson, Logan Brown

Fourth official: Michael Radchuk

VAR: Rosendo Mendoza