FC Dallas ties club record; starts five Homegrown players against Minnesota United FC
- Roland Lamah retakes the team lead in goals with his seventh, scored in the 59th minute.
- Kris Reaves makes his FC Dallas debut, starting the match at center back
- FCD returns to Toyota Stadium on Wednesday, July 4 (7 PM) vs. Atlanta presented by CoServ
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – FC Dallas defeated Minnesota United FC, 1-0, Friday night at TCF Bank Stadium. Roland Lamah scored the game-winner for FCD in the 59th minute.
Paxton Pomykal, one of a franchise-record five Homegrown players starting for FC Dallas vs. Minnesota, earned a free kick for the visitors at the top of the area in the 22nd minute. Another Homegrown player, Victor Ulloa opted to take the free kick. The midfielder curled a shot around the wall, forcing United goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth to dive to his left side and make a goal-saving punch.
Homegrown goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez was forced into action just before halftime when Minnesota’s Darwin Quintero floated a ball over the top of FCD’s back line to Rasmus Schuller at the back post. Schuller brought the ball down inside the six yard box, but Gonzalez charged off his line to cut down the angle and absorbed the shot with his body to keep the match tied, 0-0.
FC Dallas absorbed some pressure from Minnesota to open the second half but recovered instantly when Santiago Mosquera returned from his 20-day absence due to a hamstring strain to replace Paxton Pomykal in the 56th minute.
FCD earned a corner in the 59th minute and Mosquera played a line drive pass that hung in the air for Roland Lamah. The midfielder scored his club-leading seventh goal of the season, heading the ball low to the back post, just out of the reach of Shuttleworth to make it, 1-0.
Gonzalez made and outstanding save to deny Mason Toye in the 87th minute. The forward cut to the outside of the pitch near the top of the area and fired a hard shot towards the corner of the net. Gonzalez rose to his left side to slap the chance away, preserving the victory and clean sheet for FC Dallas.
FC Dallas – Jesse Gonzalez, Maynor Figueroa, Kris Reaves (Ryan Hollingshead 78), Matt Hedges, Reggie Cannon, Victor Ulloa, Carlos Gruezo, Roland Lamah, Michael Barrios (Kellyn Acosta 69), Maxi Urruti, Paxton Pomykal (Santiago Mosquera 56).
Substitutes not used: Jimmy Maurer, Jordan Cano, Tesho Akindele, Jacori Hayes.
Minnesota United FC - Bobby Shuttleworth, Wyatt Omsberg (Mason Toye 65), Michael Boxall, Brent Kallman, Rasmus Schuller (Frantz Pangop 77), Tyrone Mears (Carter Manley 67), Alexi Gomez, Collen Warner, Ibson, Christian Ramirez, Darwin Quintero.
Substitutes not used: Matthew Lampson, Collin Martin, Maximiano, Harrison Heath.
DAL: Roland Lamah (Santiago Mosquera) 59
MIN: Michael Boxall (caution) 11
DAL: Matt Hedges (caution) 26
DAL: Reggie Cannon (caution) 79
MIN: Mason Toye (caution) 89
Weather: Clear, 95 degrees