MATCH RECAP: FC Dallas 0, Sporting Kansas City 3 | 10.21.18

FC Dallas drops to third in the Western Conference

  • FC Dallas will face Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Decision Day

FRISCO, Texas - FC Dallas fell to Sporting Kansas City 3-0 early Sunday evening at Toyota Stadium.

First Half:

  • 9’ Michael Barrios forces the first save of the day from Tim Melia after picking up the ball in his own and half and beating two defenders to go through on goal.
  • 16’ Jesse Gonzalez saves a penalty heading into the bottom right corner from Ilie Sánchez after Matt Hedges fouled Felipe Gutiérrez in the box.
  • 25’ Maxi Urruti attempts a curling shot from outside the box after Dallas’ high pressure won possession but Tim Melia saves easily.
  • 26’ – Roger Espinoza nearly breaks the deadlock with a downward header but it rebounds off the post and Dallas is able to clear.
  • 35’ – Dallas’ best chance of the half is missed when Dominique Badji shoots wide of the goal after Michael Barrios’ square pass put him 1v1 with the goalie.
  • 45’ – Kansas City strikes first when Jesse Gonzalez’s initial save rebounds back to Daniel Sallói in the box who calmly slots the ball into the bottom corner of the goal.

Second Half:

  • 48’ Reto Ziegler sees his penalty saved by Tim Melia after Ilie Sánchez held Matt Hedges in the box to concede the spot-kick.
  • 61’ – Tim Melia rescues his team again, this time with a diving save down to his right to stop Maxi Urruti’s first-time volley from the edge of the box.
  • 64’ – Kansas City doubles its advantage through Roger Espinoza who poked the ball into the net following a knock down by Ike Opara.
  • 87’ – Johnny Russell scores a penalty after Marquinhos Pedroso fouled Dániel Sallói in the box.


FC Dallas — Jesse Gonzalez; Reggie Cannon, Reto Ziegler (Pablo Aránguiz – 69’), Matt Hedges, Marquinhos Pedroso; Victor Ulloa, Carlos Gruezo; Santiago Mosquera, Maxi Urruti (Tesho Akindele – 85’), Michael Barrios; Dominique Badji (Roland Lamah – 69’).

Substitutes not used — Jimmy Maurer, Maynor Figueroa, Jacori Hayes, Ryan Hollingshead.

Sporting Kansas City — Tim Melia; Graham Zusi, Ike Opara, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic; Ilie Sánchez, Roger Espinoza, Felipe Gutiérrez; Johnny Russell (Gerso Fernandes – 90’+5’), Dániel Sallói (Andreu Fontás – 88’), Khiry Shelton (Krisztián Németh – 90’+1’).

Substitutes not used — Adrian Zendejas, Jaylin Lindsay, Gianluca Busio, Diego Rubio.

Scoring Summary:

SKC: Dániel Sallói – 45’
SKC: Roger Espinoza – 64’
SKC: Johnny Russell (PK) – 87’

Misconduct Summary:

FCD: Jesse Gonzalez (caution) –16’
SKC: Roger Espinoza (caution) – 45’+2’
SKC: Felipe Gutiérrez (caution) – 68’
SKC: Ilie Sánchez (caution) – 73’
FCD: Marquinhos Pedroso (caution) – 86’

Weather: Sunny, 69

Attendance: 19,096 – sellout

Referee: Robert Sibiga
Assistant Referee: Jason White, Peter Manikowski
4th Official: Guido Gonzalez Jr.
VAR: Alex Chilowicz