FRISCO — After getting a bounce-back win Wednesday evening, FC Dallas WPSL was back in action Friday night, taking on Oklahoma City FC in front of the home crowd at Dr. Pink Field. The two sides played to a 0-0 stalemate that saw both share the spoils.
It was a back-and-forth match with FCD holding most of the possession throughout the night. Looking frustrated, the OKC midfield made the game a physical one. It was a challenge the home side was up for, though, and FCD wasn't fazed throughout the match. Even with just five defenders and three midfielders available Friday night, FCD dug deep and stood its ground.
"They were called on today, and they did well," FC Dallas WPSL Head Coach Tyler Powell said, "It's going to be good for them going back to their college teams because they're going to be super fit as a result."
Many chances were created for FC Dallas, especially in the first half. The second 45 minutes were a bit slower and more possession-heavy as both teams were looking to find the golden goal. OKC's best chance came in the 85th minute, after its striker hit a shot from just five yards out. FCD goalkeeper Jordyn Bloomer stayed on her line, though, and managed to make a crucial save right before the full-time whistle.
"I was honestly just really, really relieved," Bloomer said. "That's a tough spot to be in, so I was really glad I could come up big for my teammates to keep the score 0-0."
Even though FCD didn't take all three points, Bloomer said there were still positives to take form this match moving forward.
"After last week, we just kind of needed to get it together because we have the right players," Bloomer said. "But, we kind of need to put together a complete game, and getting a goal would have made it a complete 90. It was 0-0, though, so you can't really complain about that."
FC Dallas WPSL is now 2-1-1 on the season, and its next match will be on the road against Fortuna Tulsa on June 13 at 7 p.m.