Roland Lamah finds the back of the net for third time this season
FRISCO – FC Dallas (1-0-2) went ahead on a Roland Lamah goal in the 34th minute but Portland’s (0-2-1) Sebastian Blanco tied the match just after halftime and the teams finished level, 1-1, today at Toyota Stadium.
FC Dallas’ Jacori Hayes earned his first professional assist when he brought down a pass at the top of the area, drew in three Portland defenders and slipped a pass to his left for Roland Lamah. The winger scored his third goal in 136 minutes of action when he cracked a low hard shot just inside the post to Portland goalkeeper Jake Gleeson’s left side, putting FCD ahead, 1-0.
Portland tied the match with a goal in the 47thminute. The Timbers’ Fanendo Adi found Sebastian Blanco with a pass on the right side of the area. Portland’s No. 10 cut inside, along the top of the box and curled a shot over the head of FC Dallas goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer to make it, 1-1.
Lamah earned a free kick for FC Dallas in the 56th minute. Mauro Diaz stepped in to take the free kick, lobbing a pass to the back post. FC Dallas defender Reto Ziegler got on the end of the pass and tried to center a pass into the six-yard box, but a Portland defender stepped in to knock the chance away.
Three minutes later Michael Barrios brought down a long pass on the right flank and found Maxi Urruti with an entry pass into the area. The FC Dallas forward dribbled to his right before firing a shot towards the near post but Gleeson made a diving save to his left side to keep the score level.
FC Dallas gained a one-man advantage in the 75th minute when Lawrence Olum intentionally used to hand to try and deflect a shot past Maurer. Referee Mark Geiger immediately cautioned Olum, his second of the match, leading to the midfielder’s ejection.
Portland’s Alvas Powell cut through the FC Dallas defense and nearly picked out the back post in the 84th minute. Fortunately for FCD, the defender’s attempt skipped just wide of the far post.
Substitute Santiago Mosquera nearly broke through in the 86th minute. Dallas’ No. 11 sped down the left flank and got off a low shot that was kicked away by Gleeson. The rebound fell to another FC Dallas substitute, Ryan Hollingshead, but the left-back could not control his shot, which skipped wide of its target.
FC Dallas – Jimmy Maurer, Anton Nedyalkov (Ryan Hollingshead 50), Reto Ziegler, Matt Hedges, Reggie Cannon, Carlos Gruezo, Jacori Hayes, Roland Lamah (Santiago Mosquera 76), Michael Barrios, Mauro Diaz (Cristian Colman 74), Maxi Urruti.
Substitutes not used: Kyle Zobeck, Maynor Figueroa, Paxton Pomykal, Victor Ulloa.
Portland Timbers – Jake Gleeson, Zarek Valentin, Alvas Powell (Marco Farfan 89), Larrys Mabiala, Bill Poni Tuiloma, Cristian Paredes, Lawrence Olum, Sebastian Blanco (Andres Flores 79), Diego Valeri (Dairon Asprilla 90+4), Diego Chara, Fanendo Adi.
Substitutes not used: Jack Barmby, Samuel Armenteros, Julio Cascante, Kendall McIntosh.
DAL: Roland Lamah (Jacori Hayes) 34
POR: Sebastian Blanco (Fanendo Adi) 47
DAL – Matt Hedges (caution) 8
POR – Lawrence Olum (caution) 44
DAL – Roland Lamah (caution) 75
POR – Lawrence Olum (caution) 75
POR – Lawrence Olum (ejection) 75
POR – Diego Chara (caution) 90+6
Weather: Sunny, 82 degrees
Referee: Mark Geiger
Assistant Referees: Eduardo Mariscal, Logan Brown
4th Official: Allen Chapman
VAR: Edvin Jurisevic