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  • Dallas is 2-0-0 against Austin FC in 2021. 
  • Dallas is now 10-13-5 record in its first road match against a new MLS team. 
  • Five goals eclipses Dallas' previous 2021 season high of four goals, scored twice this season: 
  • May 1, 2021 in a 4-1 win over Portland Timbers
  • July 24, 2021 in a 4-0 win over LA Galaxy
  • It's the most FC Dallas has scored since it netted six in a win over Sporting KC on Oct. 6, 2019 at Toyota Stadium.
  • This is Pepi's first multi-goal match since he scored a hat trick against the Galaxy on July 24, 2021. 
  • With 11 goals, Pepi is now MLS' fifth-leading goal-scorer. Ruidíaz leads the league with 14, while three players are tied with 12.
  • This is Jesús Ferreira's first career MLS brace. He scored two in a friendly for the U.S. Men’s National Team on January 31, 2021.
  • FC Dallas travels to Rio Tinto Stadium to face Real Salt Lake on Saturday, September 4 at 7PM CT. The match will air nationally on UniMás, FCDallas.com/Radio and TUDN 1270AM.
  • MLS Box Score

Austin, TX (August 29, 2021) – FC Dallas (6-9-7, 25 points) defeats Austin FC (5-12-4, 19 points) 5-3 with two goals apiece from Homegrowns Jesús Ferreira and Ricardo Pepi at Q2 Stadium Sunday night.

Game Summary

First Half:

  • 5’ – GOAL (DAL) – Ricardo Pepi dispossessed Austin’s Brad Stuver, and the loose ball fell to Jesús Ferreira who slotted the ball into the net from close range to give FC Dallas an early 1-0 lead. 
  • 9’ – SAVE (DAL) – Jon Gallagher’s cross was met by Sebastián Driussi whose first-time shot attempt was saved by Phelipe at the center of the box.
  • 13’ – GOAL (ATX) – Zan Kolmanic’s cross from the left side of the field connected with Julio Cascante inside the box who headed it into the goal to tie the match at 1-1.
  • 32’ – SHOT (DAL) – Brandon Servania attempted a back heel shot that was poked away by Stuver’s foot for a corner kick, following a cross from Jáder Obrian.
  • 36’ – GOAL (DAL) – Szabolcs Schön crossed from the right side of the box, and Ricardo Pepi’s shot ended in the bottom left corner of the net to extend the lead to 2-1 and score his 10th goal of the season.
  • 38’ – GOAL (DAL) – Jesús Ferreira collected a loose ball inside of the box and smashed it into the top right corner to extend the lead to 3-1 for FC Dallas and score his second of the night.
  • 40’ – GOAL (DAL) – Schön sent a through ball to Pepi who dribbled into the box and placed his shot between Stuver and the post to stretch FC Dallas lead to 4-1 and score his second of the night and 11th of the season.

Second Half

  • 47’ – SHOT (DAL) – Jesús Ferreira’s shot from the edge of the box was saved by Brad Stuver.
  • 53 – GOAL (DAL) – Jáder Obrian took advantage of the defensive mistake and placed the ball in the back post to increase the lead to 5-1.
  • 54’ – SAVE (DAL) – Tomás Pochettino’s cross was met by Cecilio Dominguez’s header inside the box that was pushed away by Phelipe.
  • 59’ – GOAL (ATX) – Sebastián Dirussi’s through ball set up Diego Fagundez who poked it past Phelipe to pull one back for Austin and make it 5-2.
  • 68’ – GOAL (ATX) – Hector Jiménez cross from the left side was met by Alex Ring who headed it into the net to cut the deficit to 5-3.
  • 78’ – SAVE (DAL) – Fagundez’s header inside of the box was pushed over the bar by Phelipe for a corner kick, following a free kick cross from Sebastián Driussi.

Lineups:

FC Dallas — Phelipe; Ema Twumasi, Nkosi Tafari, Matt Hedges (Jose Martínez – 63’), Ryan Hollingshead; Brandon Servania (Eddie Munjoma – 76’), Edwin Cerrillo; Jáder Obrian (Justin Che – 69’) , Jesús Ferreira, Szabolcs Schön (Kalil Elmedkhar – 63’); Ricardo Pepi (Franco Jara – 76’).

Substitutes not used — Jimmy Maurer, Kyle Zobeck, Andres Ricaurte, Freddy Vargas.

Austin FC— Brad Stuver; Nick Lima, Julio Cascante (Jhohan Romaña – 46’), Matt Besler, Zan Kolmanic (Hector Jiménez – 46’); Dani Pereira, Alex Ring; Cecilio Dominguez (Moussa Djitte – 82’), Sebastián Driussi, Diego Fagundez (Rodney Redes – 88’); Jon Gallagher (Tomás Pochettino – 46’).

Substitutes not used — Andrew Tarbell, Freddy Kleemann, Sebastian Berhalter, Kekuta Maneh.

FC Dallas Stats Summary:
Shots:
11
Shots on Goal: 6
Saves: 2
Corner Kicks: 5
Fouls:15
Offside: 1

Austin FC Stats Summary:
Shots: 12
Shots on Goal: 4
Saves: 4
Corner Kicks: 5
Fouls: 16
Offside: 0

Scoring Summary:
DAL (0-1): Jesús Ferreira (Ricardo Pepi) – 5’
ATX (1-1): Julio Cascante (Zan Kolmanic, Nick Lima) – 13’
DAL (1-2): Ricardo Pepi (Szabolcs Schön, Brandon Servania) – 36'
DAL (1-3): Jesús Ferreira –38’
DAL (1-4): Ricardo Pepi (Szabolcs Schön) – 40’
DAL (1-5): Jáder Obrian – 53’
ATX (2-5): Diego Fagundez – 59’
ATX (3-5): Alex Ring (Hector Jiménez, Sebastián Driussi) – 68’

Misconduct Summary:

DAL: Szabolcs Schön (caution) – 17’
ATX: Nick Lima (caution) – 25’
DAL: Kalil Elmedkhar (caution) – 84’

Weather: Partly cloudy, 87

Attendance: 20,738

Referee: Jair Marrufo
Assistant Referees: Frank Anderson, Cory Richardson
Fourth official: Baldomero Toledo
VAR: Hilario Grajeda