Brandon Servania’s first brace spearheads FC Dallas in dramatic victory
- Brandon Servania scores his first two MLS goals.
- FC Dallas scored five goals for the first time since October 22, 2017.
- Michael Barrios and Paxton Pomykal each had three assists, tying the franchise record.
- FC Dallas will face LA Galaxy and Montreal Impact on the road next week. The first road game will be at Dignity Health Sports Park on Wednesday, August 14 against the Galaxy at 9:30PM CT before facing Montreal Impact at Saputo Stadium on Saturday, August 17 at 6:30PM CT. Both matches will be broadcasted on Texas 21, FCDallas.com/Radio and 1270AM en Español.
Frisco, TX – A see-saw affair which featured eight goals ended in a victory for FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium Saturday night.
- 11’ – A mistake by Jesse Gonzalez gave the ball to Minnesota in the FC Dallas box, and a few shots were blocked off the line. Eventually the ball ended up at the feet of Ethan Finlay, who couldn’t miss from six yards.
- 28’ – A loose ball made its way to Barrios, who slipped it to Ryan Hollingshead for a fierce drive that found the top right corner leaving Mannone with no chance equalizing the game for FC Dallas.
- 32’ – Mosquera hurried down the wing and his shot flew over Mannone and bounced off the far post before nestling in the back of the net to give FC Dallas a 2-1 lead.
- 40’ – Barrios beat his defender to a loose ball to get in behind the defense, and Mannone came out and knocked the ball away from the FC Dallas winger. Jesus Ferreira followed up the Barrios chance, but it was cleared off the line.
- 41’ – A ball played over the top was only half cleared, and Finlay lofted the ball over Jesse Gonzalez and into the net to draw Minnesota level at two all.
- 45’ – Paxton Pomkyal found face and fed Barrios, who found an onrushing Reggie Cannon who squeezed his shot underneath Mannone to give FC Dallas a 3-2 lead heading into halftime.
- 64’ – A great one-two between Ferreira and Badji put the Senegalese striker clear, but Mannone got down well to push his rasping drive wide.
- 73’ – Hassani Dotson cut in off the wing, beat two defenders and hit a rocket into the far corner that tied the game 3-3.
- 85’ – Pomkyal drove forward and found Barrios who squared for Brandon Servania to tap in to give FC Dallas a 4-3 lead.
- 90’ + 3’ – A short corner routine put Pomykal into the area and after dancing through the defense, he squared for Servania’s second goal of the night.
FC Dallas — Jesse Gonzalez; Reggie Cannon, Reto Ziegler, Matt Hedges (Bressan – 46’), Ryan Hollingshead; Bryan Acosta, Paxton Pomykal; Michael Barrios, Jesus Ferreira, Santiago Mosquera (Brandon Servania – 75’), Dominique Badji (Zdenek Ondrasek – 79’).
Minnesota United FC — Vito Mannone; Lawrence Olum, Brent Kallman, Michael Boxall; Carter Manley, Collin Martin, Rasmus Schuller (Abu Danladi – 86’), Hassani Dotson; Angelo Rodriguez (Mason Toye – 68’), Miguel Ibarra (Darwin Quintero – 57’), Ethan Finlay.
Substitutes not used —Bobby Shuttleworth, Jan Gregus, Wyatt Omsberg.
MIN: Ethan Finlay (Miguel Ibarra) – 11’
FCD: Ryan Hollingshead (Michael Barrios) – 28’
FCD: Santiago Mosquera – 32’
MIN: Ethan Finlay (Collin Martin) – 41’
FCD: Reggie Cannon (Michael Barrios, Paxton Pomykal) – 45’
MIN: Hassani Dotson (Lawrence Olum) – 73’
FCD: Brandon Servania (Michael Barrios, Paxton Pomykal) – 85’
FCD: Brandon Servania (Paxton Pomykal) – 90’+3’
MIN: Miguel Ibarra (caution) – 48’
MIN: Hassani Dotson (caution) – 58’
MIN: Michael Boxall (caution) – 69’
FCD: Dominique Badji (caution) – 72’
MIN: Mason Toye (ejection) – 90’+6’
FCD: Reggie Cannon (caution) – 90’+6’
Weather: Sunny, 100
Referee: Alex Chilowicz
Assistant Referees: Brian Dunn, Jeremy Kieso
4th Official: Joe Dickerson
VAR: Chico Grajeda