Ricardo Pepi becomes the youngest player to score a hat trick in MLS history

  • Ricardo Pepi became the youngest player to score a hat trick for FC Dallas and in MLS at 18 years and 196 days.
  • His hat trick is tied for the fastest in club history with Roland Lamah (June 3, 2017) and Jeff Cunningham (Aug. 1, 2009) with 23 minutes in between his first and third goals.
  • Ricardo Pepi scored his team-leading eighth goal of the season.
  • Jáder Obrian scored his third goal of the season.
  • Szabolcs Schön made his first start for the club.
  • FC Dallas extends its home unbeaten streak to 17 games (9-0-8 record). 
  • FC Dallas faces Sporting Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park on Saturday, July 24 at 7:30PM CT.

Frisco, TX (July 24, 2021) – FC Dallas (3-7-5, 14 points) defeats LA Galaxy (8-6-1, 25 points) 4-0 on Saturday night at Toyota Stadium. 

Game Summary

First Half:

  • 10’ – SAVE (DAL) – Sacha Kljestan’s shot from outside of the box was comfortably handled by Jimmy Maurer.
  • 13’ – SHOT (DAL) – Justin Che attempted a shot from distance that flew just wide of the goal defended by Jonathan Bond.
  • 27’ – GOAL (DAL) – Andrés Ricaurte’s through-ball connected with Ricardo Pepi inside of the box who calmly slotted it past Jonathan Bond to give FC Dallas the 1-0 lead.
  • 29’ – SHOT (DAL) – After Paxton Pomykal's left-footed shot was blocked, Ryan Hollingshead collected the loose ball and had his shot attempt blocked by the LA Galaxy defense. 
  • 45’ – GOAL (DAL) – Ricardo Pepi unleashed a thunderous volley that beat Bond to score his second goal of the night and extend FC Dallas lead to 2-0.

Second Half

  • 50’ – GOAL (DAL) – Ricardo Pepi collected a loose ball on the edge of the box and his shot evaded Bond at the far ght post to score his third of the night and give FC Dallas the 3-0 lead.
  • 61’ – SHOT (DAL) – Andrés Ricaurte attempted a shot from the center of the box that flew just above the crossbar.
  • 65’ – SHOT (DAL) – Ricardo Pepi connected with a long pass from Ryan Hollingshead and ran towards goal but Bond was waiting for him at the edge of the box to make the interception. 
  • 88’ – GOAL (DAL) – Justin Che’s through ball into space was met by Jáder Obrian who was able to trick Jonathan Bond and send him the wrong direction as he put the ball into the back of the net to extend FC Dallas lead to 4-0.


FC Dallas — Jimmy Maurer; Justin Che, Nkosi Tafari, Bressan, Ryan Hollingshead;

Andrés Ricaurte, Facundo Quignon; Paxton Pomykal (Jáder Obrian – 85’), Jesús Ferreira (Edwin Cerrillo – 69’), Szabolcs Schön (Ema Twumasi – 78’); Ricardo Pepi (Franco Jara – 85’).

Substitutes not used — Phelipe Megiolaro, John Nelson, Freddy Vargas, Brandon Servania, Dante Sealy.

LA Galaxy — Jonathan Bond; Julian Araujo, Daniel Steres, Derrick Williams, Jorge Villafaña (Danilo Acosta – 54’), Rayan Ravelson, Adam Saldaña (Nick DePuy – 69’), Sacha Kljestan (Daniel Aguirre – 69’); Samuel Grandsir, Víctor Vázquez (Ethan Zubak – 54’), Kévin Cabral (Augustine Williams – 69’).

Substitutes not used — Jonathan Klinsmann, Cameron Dunbar, Jonathan Perez.

Scoring Summary:

DAL (1-0): Ricardo Pepi (Andrés Ricaurte) – 27’

DAL (2-0): Ricardo Pepi – 44’

DAL (3-0): Ricardo Pepi (Szabolcs Schön) – 50’

DAL (4-0): Jáder Obrian (Justin Che) – 88’

Stats Summary: FC Dallas/LA Galaxy
Shots: 12/16
Shots on Goal: 5/3

Saves: 3/1
Corner Kicks: 3/9
Fouls: 10/15
Offside: 0/1

Misconduct Summary:

DAL: Andrés Ricaurte (caution) – 18’

LA: Adam Saldaña (caution) – 22’

LA: Julian Araujo (caution) – 59’

DAL: Jimmy Maurer (caution) – 78’

LA: Danilo Acosta (caution) – 83’

Weather: Sunny, 99
Attendance: 14,812

Referee: Silviu Petrescu

Assistant Referees: Claudiu Bodea, Chris Ellio

Fourth official: Elton Garcia

VAR: Carol Anne Chenard

AVAR: Jonathan Johnson