MATCH RECAP: FC Dallas 2, Portland Timbers 1 | 4.13.19

Ferreira, Ziegler find the back of the net to keep FC Dallas undefeated at home

  • Jesus Ferreira scores his second goal of the season in the 9th minute.
  • Reto Ziegler scores his fourth career penalty in the 60th minute.
  • Bressan makes his MLS debut after being subbed on in the 87th minute.
  • FC Dallas travels to Mercedes Benz Stadium to face Atlanta United FC on Saturday, April 20 at 3 PM CT. Game will be broadcasted on ESPN.

Frisco, Texas - FC Dallas earns a 2-1 victory against the Portland Timbers on a rainy Saturday night at Toyota Stadium.

Game Summary

First Half:

  • 9’ Jesus Ferreira opened the scoring for FC Dallas after being put through on goal when Michael Barrios’ pass deflected off the defender and into his path in behind Portland’s backline. 
  • 26’ Reggie Cannon charged into Portland’s half before laying the ball of to Michael Barrios whose cross was deflected out for a corner kick.
  • 28’ Michael Barrios forced a save from Jeff Attinella from a tight angle after Carlos Gruezo found him in the box.
  • 31’ Pablo Aránguiz nearly doubled the lead for FC Dallas after latching onto Michael Barrios’ cutback cross but his shot went just over the bar.
  • 34’ Ferreira was inches away from getting his second goal of the match but his right-footed shot from the edge of the box went just wide of the target.
  • 44’  Barrios broke into the box from the left and forced Jeff Attinella in goal to a strong save towards his left post.

Second Half:

  • 60’ Reto Ziegler converts a penalty with a left-footed shot to the top right of the net after Jorge Moreira fouls Pablo Aranguiz inside the box. 
  • 63’ Ferreira with another close attempt inside the box to make it 3-0, but the shot hit the lower part of the left post.
  • 67’ – Timbers reduced the game to 2-1 after a heading effort inside the six yard box from Cristhian Paredes on a Sebastián Blanco cross. 
  • 84’ – Diego curled a free kick in for the guests that forced Jesse Gonzalez to his third save of the night on a Bill Tuiloma header.
  • 90+4’ Gonzalez with a game winning save off the line on a Dairon Asprilla shot from close range.


FC Dallas Jesse Gonzalez; Ryan Hollingshead, Reto Ziegler, Matt Hedges, Reggie Cannon; Edwin Cerrillo (Jacori Hayes – 78’), Paxton Pomykal, Carlos Gruezo; Pablo Aránguiz (Santiago Mosquera – 72’), Jesús Ferreira (Matheus Bressan – 87’), Michael Barrios.

Substitutes not used Jimmy Maurer, Marquinhos Pedroso, Thomas Roberts, Zdenek Ondrasek.

Portland Timbers — Jeff Attinella; Larrys Mabiala, Bill Tuiloma, Julio Cascante (Dairon Asprilla – 70’), Jorge Moreira; Andres Flores (Tomás Conechny – 87’), Cristhian Paredes (Diego Valeri – 70’), Diego Chara; Sebastián Blanco, Jeremy Ebobisse, Zarek Valentin.

Substitutes not used — Steve Clark, Claude Dielna, Jorge Villafaña, David Guzmán. 

Scoring Summary:

  • FCD: Jesús Ferreira – 9’
  • FCD: Reto Ziegler (PK) – 60’
  • POR: Cristhian Paredes (Sebastián Blanco, Diego Chara) – 67’

Misconduct Summary:

  • POR: Diego Chara (caution) – 51’
  • FCD: Paxton Pomykal (caution) – 65’

Weather: Drizzle, 49
Attendance: 14,376

Referee: Marcos DeOliveira
Assistant Referees: Jeffrey Greeson, Eduardo Mariscal
4th Official: Victor Rivas
VAR Official: Hilario Grajeda
AVAR Official: Kevin Terry