Roland Lamah scores twice, assists on third goal in his first start of 2018
- Head Coach Oscar Pareja surpasses Schellas Hyndman for second all-time in franchise history with 63 wins.
- FC Dallas faces Portland Timbers at Toyota Stadium next Saturday, March 24 (2:30 PM)
- Seattle’s Clint Dempsey red-carded in the 38th minute for elbowing FCD midfielder Jacori Hayes
FRISCO – FC Dallas (1-0-1) picked up its first win and shutout of the 2018 season in a 3-0 win against Seattle Sounders FC today at Toyota Stadium.
FC Dallas controlled the match throughout the opening 15 minutes, creating four shots while holding Seattle without an attempt on goal. Carlos Gruezo’s long drive, 30-yards from goal, was FCD’s most clear opportunity to go ahead early, but the well-struck ball was hit directly at Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei.
Roland Lamah found the back of the net for FC Dallas in the 20th minute. Mauro Diaz started the attack with a perfectly weighted pass up the right flank to Michael Barrios. The Colombian got inside position on his defender and worked his way to the end line before passing the ball across the goal line, beyond the reach of Frei, to Lamah, who tapped the ball over the end line.
Reto Ziegler stepped in front of what looked like a sure goal for Seattle attacker Magnus Wolff Eikrem in the 26th minute. The stop led to a counter-attack for FC Dallas but Maxi Urruti’s back-pass was just out of the reach of Barrios at the other end.
FC Dallas gained a one-man advantage in the 38th minute when referee Christopher Penso used video review to determine Seattle forward Clint Dempsey elbowed FCD midfielder Jacori Hayes. Penso ejected Dempsey from the match after reviewing the play on the field monitor.
FC Dallas increased its lead to two goals in the 58th minute when Lamah found Urruti with a through ball. The striker collected the pass near the top of the box with the outside of his right foot, turning his run into the middle of the field before firing a hard shot low towards the back post. Urruti’s shot skipped up off the grass and skipped by Frei’s left arm to give FC Dallas a 2-0 lead.
Anton Nedyalkov combined with Lamah on the left flank, dribbled towards the middle of the field, and found the left winger with a second pass to put Lamah in alone on goal. Lamah finished his second of the match by chipping a shot over a sprawling Frei to give FC Dallas a 3-0 advantage.
FC Dallas – Jimmy Maurer, Anton Nedyalkov, Reto Ziegler, Matt Hedges, Reggie Cannon, Carlos Gruezo, Jacori Hayes (Paxton Pomykal 68), Roland Lamah (Santiago Mosquera 80), Michael Barrios, Mauro Diaz (Cristian Colman 80), Maxi Urruti.
Substitutes not used: Kyle Zobeck, Maynor Figueroa, Ryan Hollingshead, Tesho Akindele, Santiago Mosquera, Cristian Colman.
Seattle Sounders FC – Stephan Frei, Kelvin Leerdam, Roman Torres (Kim Kee-Hee 74), Chad Marshall, Nouhou Tolo, Gustav Svensson, Cristian Roldan, Harry Shipp (Lamar Neagle 52), Handwalla Bwana (Alex Roldan 64), Magnus Wolff Elkrem, Clint Dempsey.
Substitutes not used: Bryan Meredith, Jordan McCarty, Henry Wingo, Jordy Delem.
DAL – Roland Lamah (Michael Barrios, Mauro Diaz) 20
DAL – Maxi Urruti (Roland Lamah) 58
DAL – Roland Lamah (Anton Nedyalkov) 63
SEA – Clint Dempsey (ejection) 36
SEA – Gustav Svensson (caution) 45+2
SEA – Kevin Leerdam (caution) 65
DAL – Anton Nedyalkov (caution) 65
SEA – Kim Kee-Nee (caution) 77
SEA – Lamar Neagle (caution) 89
Weather: Cloudy, 75 degrees
Referee: Christopher Penso
Assistant Referees: Jeffrey Hosking, Apolinar Mariscal
4th Official: Alejandro Mariscal
VAR: Kevin Stott