• FC Dallas Homegrown Ricardo Pepi appeared in his 50th MLS match. 
  • Pepi scored his 13th goal of the season and is now tied with Diego Fagundez with most goals scored as a teenager. Fagundez scored 13 goals during the 2013 with the New England Revolution.
  • Pepi is tied for fourth in the Golden Boot race.
  • FC Dallas hosts Minnesota United FC on Saturday, Oct. 2 at Toyota Stadium for the 2021 National Soccer Hall of Fame Weekend, presented by WinStar World Casino and Resort. The match will broadcast locally on TXA21, the FCDTV Network, FCDallas.com/Radio and TUDN 1270AM. 
  • MLS Box Score

Frisco, Texas (September 29, 2021) – FC Dallas (6-13-9, 27 points) fell 1-3 to Sporting Kansas City (14-6-7, 49 points) with a goal from Ricardo Pepi on Wednesday night at Toyota Stadium.

Game Summary

First Half:

  • 12’ – GOAL (SKC) – Luís Martins’ pass fell to Dániel Sallói who cut into the middle and took a shot from the outside of the box that ended in the top right corner to give Sporting KC the 1-0 lead.
  • 23’ – SAVE (DAL) – Johnny Russell’s free kick attempt from the right side of the box was punched away by Maurer.
  • 29’ – SHOT (DAL) – Bressan’s header inside the box goes wide right of Tim Melia’s goal, following a corner kick from Jesús Ferreira.

Second Half:

  • 49’ – SHOT (DAL) – Facundo Quignon’s through ball fell to Szabolcs Schön who encountered Melia in a one on one and sent his shot over the crossbar.
  • 55’ – GOAL (SKC) – Johnny Russell penalty kick beats Jimmy Maurer and ends in the bottom right corner to extend Sporting KC’s lead to 2-0.
  • 61’ – GOAL (SKC) – José Mauri played a through ball into the path of Dániel Sallói who dribbled into the box and with a powerful shot beat Maurer to make it 3-0.
  • 68’ – GOAL (DAL) – Ryan Hollingshead played a through ball into Ricardo Pepi who calmly placed it out of reach for Melia and pulled one back to make it 1-3 and score his 13th goal of the season.
  • 90’+3’ – SHOT (DAL) – Ricardo Pepi volleys the first shot attempt that is blocked by Melia, then on the rebound his shot goes over the goal, following a cross from Ema Twumasi.

Lineups:

FC Dallas — Jimmy Maurer; Ema Twumasi, Nkosi Tafari (Szabolcs Schön – 46’), Bressan, José Martínez; Bryan Acosta, Facundo Quignon (Edwin Cerrillo – 66’); Ryan Hollingshead (Paxton Pomykal – 89’), Jesús Ferreira (Eddie Munjoma – 80’), Jáder Obrian (Brandon Servania – 65’); Ricardo Pepi.

Substitutes not used — Phelipe, Justin Che, Andrés Ricaurte, Franco Jara.

FC Dallas Stats Summary:

Shots: 6

Shots on Goal: 2

Saves: 4

Corner Kicks: 2

Fouls: 15

Offside: 4

Sporting Kansas City — Tim Melia; Cameron Duke, Ilie Sánchez, Andreu Fontàs, Luís Martins; Rémi Walter, José Mauri, Gadi Kinda (Roger Espinoza – 90’); Johnny Russell, Khiry Shelton (Grayson Barber – 64’), Dániel Sallói (Alan Pulido – 78’).