MATCH RECAP: FC Dallas 1, Portland Timbers 2 | 10.31.18

FC Dallas unable to advance in the Audi 2018 MLS Playoffs

  • Matt Hedges scores the lone goal for FC Dallas in stoppage time

FRISCO, Texas - FC Dallas loses to the Portland Timbers 2-1 in the Knockout Round match Wednesday night at Toyota Stadium.

First Half: 

  • 12’ – FC Dallas appears to take the lead in the 12th minute through Reto Ziegler but it is ruled offside following a VAR review. 
  • 23’ – Diego Valeri opens the scoring for Portland Timbers with a curling free kick that evades Jesse Gonzalez in goal. 
  • 26’ – Michael Barrios nearly ties the game after a long run down the wing but his shot deflects off the keeper before striking the crossbar and going out.
  • 31’ – Matt Hedges gets on the end of Maxi Urruti’s corner kick but his ambitious first-time volley is too high.
  • 43’ – Dallas creates a great chance through Michael Barrios and Maxi Urruti’s link up play on the edge of the box but the eventual shot from Maynor Figueroa is just off target.
  • 45’ – Diego Valeri has a chance to double the lead from a Zarek Valentin cross but his volley ends up over the goal. 
  • 45’ – Another big chance goes begging for Dallas when Reto Ziegler heads Maxi Urruti’s cross just wide of the post. 

Second Half:

  • 46’ Dominique Badji sends a dangerous ball across the face of goal but no Dallas player is in position to tap it home. 
  • 58’ – Larrys Mabiala receives a red card for denying a clear goal scoring opportunity when he pulled down Dominique Badji who was through on goal.
  • 71’ – Diego Valeri scores his second goal of the night after Jeremy Ebobisse forces Jesse Gonzalez out of the box and makes a quick pass to Valeri.
  • 90’+4’ – Matt Hedges extends his right foot and scores the first goal of the night for FC Dallas.


FC Dallas — Jesse Gonzalez; Maynor Figueroa (Ryan Hollingshead – 76’), Matt Hedges, Reto Ziegler, Reggie Cannon; Carlos Gruezo, Victor Ulloa (Roland Lamah – 65’); Santiago Mosquera, Maxi Urruti (Tesho Akindele – 85’), Michael Barrios; Dominique Badji.

Substitutes not used — Jimmy Maurer, Marquinhos Pedroso, Jacori Hayes, Abel Aguilar.

Portland Timbers — Jeff Attinella; Jorge Villafaña, Liam Ridgewell, Larrys Mabiala, Zarek Valentin; David Guzmán, Diego Chara; Sebastian Blanco, Diego Valeri (Lawrence Olum – 81’), Andy Polo (Bill Tuiloma – 60’); Jeremy Ebobisse (Dairon Asprilla – 85’).

Substitutes not used — Steve Clark, Alves Powell, Samuel Armenteros, Lucas Melano.

Scoring Summary:

POR: Diego Valeri – 23’
POR: Diego Valeri (Jeremy Ebobisse) – 71’ 
FCD: Matt Hedges (Santiago Mosquera, Roland Lamah) – 90’+4’

Misconduct Summary:

FCD: Maxi Urruti (caution) – 22’
POR: Liam Ridgewell (caution) – 38’
POR: Diego Chara (caution) – 45’+6’
FCD: Carlos Gruezo (caution) – 45’+6’
POR: Larrys Mabiala (ejection) – 58’

Weather: Showers, 54

Attendance: 10,297

Referee: Alan Kelly
Assistant Referee: Eric Weisbrod, Corey Parker
4th Official: Armando Villarreal
VAR: Dave Gantar