MATCH RECAP: FC Dallas 2, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1 | 9.23.18

Matt Hedges’ game-winning header puts FC Dallas atop the Western Conference

  • Dallas re-gains West lead with five games to play
  • Santiago Mosquera scores fourth goal of the season
  • Cristian Colmán gets first MLS start since May
  • FC Dallas will face off against the Portland Timbers on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 9:30 PM CT in Providence Park.

VANCOUVER - FC Dallas defeats Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 Sunday night at BC Place, courtesy of a late goal from captain Matt Hedges.

First Half:

  • 15’ – After beating his defender near the end-line, Michael Barrios finds Cristian Colmán at the edge of the six-yard box, but his shot is blocked in front of the keeper.
  • 24’ – Whitecaps’ midfielder Cristian Techera stings the crossbar with shot after rounding Matt Hedges with a clever turn in the box.
  • 33’ – Jesse Gonzalez saves a shot from Alphonso Davies after it deflected through Marquinhos Pedroso’s legs.
  • 42’ – Santiago Mosquera scores his fourth of the year on a glancing header from a dangerous Maxi Urruti free kick.
  • 43’ – FC Dallas nearly scores two goals in as many minutes, but Barrios’ low cross is just out of the reach of Colmán.

Second Half:

  • 53’ – Barrios sees his low shot saved by the feet of Stefan Marinovic after he’d been put through on goal by Mosquera.
  • 66’ – Kei Kamara levels the game with a powerful downward header from an Alphonso Davies cross, leaping above Reto Ziegler to make contact.
  • 68’ – Barrios nearly puts Dallas back on top after Urruti’s through-ball beats the Vancouver defense, but his shot is directly at Stefan Marinovic.
  • 78’ – Jordon Mutch receives the ball in a dangerous position inside Dallas’ box, but his cutback is blocked by Matt Hedges.
  • 87’ – FC Dallas captain Matt Hedges scores a go-ahead header off a Maxi Urruti corner that was flicked towards the back-post by Michael Barrios.


FC Dallas — Jesse Gonzalez; Marquinhos Pedroso, Reto Ziegler, Matt Hedges, Reggie Cannon; Victor Ulloa, Carlos Gruezo; Santiago Mosquera (Maynor Figueroa – 81’), Maxi Urruti, Michael Barrios; Cristian Colmán (Tesho Akindele – 77’).

Substitutes not used — Jimmy Maurer, Abel Aguilar, Ryan Hollingshead, Pablo Aránguiz, Dominique Badji.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC — Stefan Marinovic, Brett Levis (Nicolás Mezquida – 46’), Donell Henry, Kendall Waston, Jakob Nerwinski; Cristian Techera, Russell Teibert, Aly Ghazal (Jordon Mutch – 63’), Alphonso Davies; Kei Kamara, Yordy Reyna.

Substitutes not used — Sean Melvin, Sean Franklin, Felipe, Efraín Juárez, Erik Hurtado.

Scoring Summary:

FCD: Santiago Mosquera (Maxi Urruti) – 42’
VAN: Kei Kamara (Alphonso Davies) – 66’
FCD: Matt Hedges (Michael Barrios, Maxi Urruti) – 87’

Misconduct Summary:

FCD: Marquinhos Pedroso (caution) – 20’
VAN: Russell Teibert (caution) – 36’
FCD: Michael Barrios (caution) – 75’
VAN: Cristian Techera (caution) – 90’’

Weather: Partly Cloudy, 58
Attendance: 21,190

Referee: Alan Kelly
Assistant Referee: Matthew Nelson, Jeffrey Greeson
4th Official: Alejandro Mariscal
VAR: Drew Fischer