FC Dallas remains atop the Western Conference table with 42 points
- Dominique Badji scores first FCD goal in club debut
- Pablo Aránguiz makes MLS debut as substitute
- FCD returns home to face Minnesota this Saturday, Aug. 18 (7 PM, TXA 21)
SEATTLE, Washington – (Sunday, August 12) – FC Dallas fell, 2-1, to Seattle Sounders FC tonight at CenturyLink Field.
Seattle opened up the scoring in the dying minutes of the first half on their 10th corner of the game. Nicolas Lodeiro sent a ball in from the flag, finding defender Chad Marshall, who was making a near post run. His glancing header slipped by Jesse Gonzalez to the far post to give the Sounders a 1-0 lead at the break.
On the other side of the half, it was the newcomer Dominique Badji who answered back, leveling the game for FCD in the 52ndminute. Left back Marquinhos Pedroso started the play by sending in a cross from the flank. The pass was brought down brilliantly by Maxi Urruti in the box. The forward clipped the ball between two defenders after chesting the ball down to his feet. Michael Barrios ran on to the pass and clipped a ball into the six-yard box for Badji. The forward used his chest to redirect a shot past Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei to tie the match, 1-1.
Lodeiro would put Seattle up once again off a set piece in the 63rd minute, this time finding the net himself. The No. 10 sent a curling ball in from a low angle that slipped through the mass of bodies in front untouched and eluded Gonzalez to the far post.
FC Dallas — Jesse Gonzalez; Reggie Cannon (Cristian Colman 90), Matt Hedges, Reto Ziegler, Marquinhos Pedroso; Roland Lamah, Carlos Gruezo, Victor Ulloa (Tesho Akindele 87), Michael Barrios, Roland Lamah, Maxi Urruti, Dominique Badji (Pablo Aránguiz 62).
Substitutes not used — Jimmy Maurer, Maynor Figueroa, Ryan Hollingshead, Jacori Hayes.
Seattle Sounders FC — Stefan Frei; Brad Smith (Waylon Francis 73), Kim Kee-hee, Chad Marshall, Kelvin Leerdam (Roman Torres 88), Osvaldo Alonso, Gustav Svensson, Cristian Roldan, Nicolas Lodeiro, Harry Shipp (Victor Rodriguez 77), Raul Ruidiaz.
Substitutes not used — Bryan Meredith, Will Bruin, Jordy Delem, Jordan McCrary.
SEA: Chad Marshall (Nicolas Lodeiro) - 41
FCD: Dominque Badji (Michael Barrios, Maxi Urruti) - 52
SEA: Nicolas Lodeiro - 63
SEA: Gustav Svensen (caution) - 51
SEA: Kim Kee-hee (caution) - 78
FCD: Reggie Cannon (caution) - 80
FCD: Reto Ziegler (ejection) - 90+1
Weather: Clear, 68
Referee: Ted Unkel
Assistant Referee: Kyle Atkins, Jose Da Silva
Fourth Official: Jon Freemon
VAR: Edvin Jurisevic