Franco Jara scores late equalizer to earn a point on the road

  • FC Dallas earned its second consecutive regular season draw at Lumen Field.
  • FC Dallas is unbeaten in the last three matches with a 2-0-1 record.
  • Nkosi Tafari recorded his first MLS assist.
  • Franco Jara scored his third goal of the season.
  • FC Dallas faces Austin FC at Toyota Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 7:30PM CT. The match will air locally on TXA21, FCDTV Network, KMPX-29, and TUDN 1270AM.

Seattle, WA (August 4, 2021) – FC Dallas (4-7-6, 18 points) earns a point on a road after Franco Jara scored a late equalizer against Seattle Sounders FC (9-3-6, 33 points) at Lumen Field Wednesday night. 

Game Summary

First Half:

  • 9’ – SHOT (DAL) – Facundo Quignon attempted a long-distance shot from way out and it sailed high over the goal defended by Stefan Cleveland. 
  • 13’ – SAVE (DAL) – João Paulo’s shot from the edge of the box is pushed out for a corner kick by Jimmy Maurer.
  • 15’ – SAVE (DAL) – Paulo attempted a shot from inside the box following a cross from Cristian Roldan but Maurer managed to get his fingertips for his second save. 
  • 18’ – SAVE (DAL) – Maurer denied Raúl Ruidíaz’s left-footed shot from close range with his left leg to keep the game 0-0.
  • 38’ – SAVE (DAL) – Freddy Montero made a cut back and unleashed a right-footed shot that was parried away by Jimmy Maurer.
  • 40’ – SAVE (DAL) – Montero was able to get past his marker and as he attempted his shot, Maurer rushed off his line to deny the Seattle striker.

Second Half

  • 63’ – SHOT (DAL) – Ricardo Pepi fired a right-footed shot from outside the box after connecting a pass from Ryan Hollingshead but Stefan Cleveland made a diving save. 
  • 69’ – SHOT (DAL) – A bouncing ball inside the box was poked towards goal by Quignon, but Cleveland was able to punch it out.
  • 72’ – GOAL (SEA) – Montero headed in a cross off a set-piece situation from Paulo to give Seattle a late lead.
  • 80’ – SHOT (DAL) – Bryan Acosta collected a lose ball on the edge of the box and attempted a shot that went wide of the Seattle goal.
  • 90’+1’ – GOAL (DAL) – Nkosi Tafari’s low cross was poked in by Franco Jara inside the box to tie the match late at 1-1.


FC Dallas — Jimmy Maurer; Ema Twumasi, Nkosi Tafari, Bressan, Ryan Hollingshead; Edwin Cerrillo (Andrés Ricaurte – 76’), Facundo Quignon, Paxton Pomykal (Freddy Vargas – 78’), Jesús Ferreira (Bryan Acosta – 66’), Szabolcs Schön (Jáder Obrian - 66’); Ricardo Pepi (Franco Jara - 76’).

Substitutes not used — Phelipe, Matt Hedges, John Nelson, Brandon Servania.

Seattle Sounders FC — Stefan Cleveland; Alex Roldan, Yeimar Gómez, Xavier Arreaga, Shane O’Neill, Jimmy Medranda (Brad Smith – 60’); Cristian Roldan, João Paulo, Kelyn Rowe (Nicolás Lodeiro – 87’), Freddy Montero (Will Bruin – 73’); Raúl Ruidíaz.

 Substitutes not used — Spencer Richey, Abdoulaye Cissoko, Josh Atencio, Danny Leyva, Ethan Dobbelaere, Reed Baker-Whiting.

Scoring Summary:

SEA (1-0): Freddy Montero (João Paulo) – 72’

DAL (1-1): Franco Jara (Nkosi Tafari) – 90’+1’

Stats Summary: FC Dallas/Seattle Sounders FC

Shots on Goal: 3/6

Saves: 5/2

Corner Kicks: 5/3

Fouls: 13/11
Offside: 2/1

Misconduct Summary:

SEA: Brad Smith (caution) – 87’

Weather: Clear, 84
Attendance: 31,628

Referee: Fotis Bazakos

Assistant Referees: Nick Uranga, Kevin Lock

Fourth official: Joshua Encarnación

VAR: Daniel Radford