- Oscar Pareja wins his 100th MLS regular-season match
- Maynor Figueroa scores his first goal of the season in the 44th minute
- FC Dallas defense earns its seventh shutout of the season
FRISCO – Maynor Figueroa and Michael Barrios found the back of the net for FC Dallas in a 2-0 victory vs. Minnesota United FC tonight at Toyota Stadium.
The win was the 200th MLS regular-season victory for FCD in DFW since 1996. The match was also FC Dallas captain Matt Hedges 200thafter a 154 minute rain delay, FC Dallas and Minnesota United FC kicked off at 9:42 PM CT.
Pablo Aránguiz nearly put FC Dallas ahead 1-0 in the 20th minute when he split two Minnesota United FC defenders with a through ball to Reggie Cannon at the far side of the area. Cannon tried to chip Minnesota’s Bobby Shuttleworth, who had charged off his line, but the goalkeeper caught a piece of the shot to keep the match level, 0-0.
Aránguiz nearly did the job himself in the 37th minute. The Chilean dribbled into the heart of the Minnesota defense, cut left around a defender and tried to beat Shuttleworth high to the near post. The goalkeeper was in good position and made a diving save to his right side to push the shot out for a corner kick.
FC Dallas took a 1-0 lead into halftime when a cross from the right flank was redirected on goal. Shuttleworth made the initial, point-blank save but the rebound fell to the feet of FC Dallas defender Maynor Figueroa. The Honduran reached back with his left foot to deflect the ball into the back of the net, but the initial call on the field was that Figueroa scored from an offside position. After video review, referee Ismail Elfath ruled that since the first attempt on goal came off Minnesota United defender Michael Boxall, Figueroa was not in an offsides position.
Michael Barrios put FCD up, 2-0, in the 57th minute when he curled a shot over the head of Shuttleworth and into the far side netting. Carlos Gruezo assisted on the play by getting the ball to Barrios at the top of the area. The assist was Gruezo’s first of the season and the sixth of his MLS career.
FC Dallas — Jimmy Maurer, Marquinhos Pedroso, Maynor Figueroa, Matt Hedges, Reggie Cannon, Carlos Gruezo, Victor Ulloa, Pablo Aranguiz (Roland Lamah 77), Michael Barrios, Maxi Urruti (Paxton Pomykal 90+3), Dominique Badji (Santiago Mosquera 58).
Substitutes not used — Kyle Zobeck, Moises Hernandez, Ryan Hollingshead, Jacori Hayes.
Minnesota United FC – Bobby Shuttleworth, Tyrone Mears, Brent Kallman, Eric Miller, Ibson, Miguel Ibarra, Michael Boxall, Collin Martin, Rasmus Schüller (Mason Toye 76), Angelo Rodriguez, Frantz Pangop (Romario Ibarra 61).
Substitutes not used — Matt Lampson, Harrison Heath, Wyatt Omsberg, Alexi Gomez, Abu Danladi.
DAL: Maynor Figueroa 44
DAL: Michael Barrios (Carlos Gruezo) 57
MIN – Collin Martin (caution) 27
MIN – Ibson (caution) 29
DAL – Carlos Gruezo (caution) 50
DAL – Matt Hedges (caution) 51
Weather: Rain, 75
Referee: Ismail Elfath
Assistant Referees: Matthew Nelson, Jeff Hosking
4th Official: Chico Grajeda
VAR: Kevin Terry Jr