Santiago Mosquera scores first MLS goal in Dallas' first loss
- Santiago Mosquera scores first MLS goal with one of three shots on goal
- Maxi Urruti notches first assist of 2018 in return to starting lineup
- FCD heads west to face expansion side LAFC for first time on Saturday
NEW YORK CITY (Sunday, April 29) – FC Dallas (3-1-3, 12 pts.) fell to New York City FC (6-1-2, 20 pts.) on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium, snapping a six-game unbeaten run to start the 2018 season.
NYCFC took a 1-0 lead in the third minute of the match when Ben Sweat combined with David Villa down the left side. Villa’s centering pass found Alexander Ring, who knocked a shot from close range off the far post. FC Dallas goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer dove back to collect the loose ball but NYCFC midfielder Jesus Medina stepped in front of him to finish off the chance, putting the home side ahead 1-0 early.
Santiago Mosquera equalized for FC Dallas in the 10th minute. Maxi Urruti picked off a pass near midfield and started the counter attack, drawing in two defenders before hitting Dallas’ No. 11 in stride. Mosquera accepted the pass just inside the area and beat NYCFC goalkeeper Sean Johnson low to his right side to make it 1-1.
NYCFC was awarded a penalty kick in the 36th minute of the match after referee Ismail Elfath used video replay to determine that a shot from Anton Tinnerholm hit defender Reto Ziegler in the arm as he was turning away from the incoming shot. Villa sent Maruer the wrong way to give NYCFC a 2-1 lead with his 400th goal all-time for both club and country.
Maurer kept FC Dallas in the match with a huge save on NYCFC’s Yangel Herrera in the 39th minute. The build-up from New York culminated in a shot from Herrera through traffic from 12 yards out, but Maurer read the play well and made a diving save to his left side.
NYCFC took a 3-1 lead in the 69th minute, when Anton Nedyalkov and Villa collided at the top of the area. The ball deflected off of FC Dallas defender Matt Hedges, back into the path of Villa, who slotted home his second of the night to give the home side a two-goal advantage.
NYC - Jesus Medina - 3’
FCD - Santiago Mosquera (Maxi Urruti) - 10’
NYC - David Villa (PK) - 36’
NYC - David Villa - 69’
FC Dallas – Jimmy Maurer; Anton Nedyalkov, Reto Ziegler, Matt Hedges, Reggie Cannon; Roland Lamah, Victor Ulloa (Michael Barrios - 75’), Jacori Hayes (Carlos Gruezo - 52’), Santiago Mosquera; Maxi Urruti (Mauro Diaz - 45’), Cristian Colman.
Substitutes Not Used: Kyle Zobeck, Kris Reaves, Carlos Gruezo, Kellyn Acosta, Tesho Akindele.
New York City FC – Sean Johnson; Ben Sweat, Alexander Callens, Sebastian Ibeagha, Anton Tinnerholm; Yangel Herrera, Alexander Ring, Maximiliano Moralez; Jo Inge Berget (Rodney Wallace - 73’), David Villa (Saad Abdul-Salaam - 86’), Jesus Medina (Ebenezer Ofori - 73’).
Substitutes Not Used: Brad Stuver, Cédric Hountondji, Thomas McNamara, Jonathan Lewis.
FCD - Roland Lamah (caution) - 8’
NYC - Yangel Herrera (caution) - 49’
NYC - Sean Johnson (caution) - 58’
NYC - David Villa (caution) - 69’
FCD - Mauro Diaz (caution) - 76’
Referee: Ismail Elfath
Assistant Referees: Kathryn Nesbitt, Eric Weisbrod
Fourth Official: Marcos de Oliveira
Video Assistant Referee: Jorge Gonzalez
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 52