MATCH RECAP: FC Dallas Earns Crucial Point in Seattle | 9.18.19

FC Dallas moves to seventh place in the Western Conference standings

  • FC Dallas earns its first point at CenturyLink Field since 2010. 
  • Former U.S. Women’s National Team forward Abby Wambach and former U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati will be inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame at Toyota Stadium on Saturday, September 21, 2019.
  • FC Dallas will host New York City FC at Toyota Stadium on Sunday, September 22 at 5PM CT. The match, presented by AdvoCare, will broadcast on Univision, Twitter, FCDallas.com/Radio and 1270AM en Español.

Seattle, WA – FC Dallas earns its first clean sheet in eight matches, gaining a valuable point that moved them above the playoff line into seventh place in the Western Conference standings.

Game Summary

First Half:

  • 5’ – Joevin Jones got down the wing and whipped in a cross and Cristian Roldan could only guide his shot wide from six yards.
  • 9’ – A quick free kick by Bryan Acosta found Michael Barrios, but his shot was blocked by Roldan.
  • 18’ – Barrios brought the ball down on his chest and played in Jesús Ferreira, who couldn’t get enough power on the shot to trouble Stefan Frei.
  • 39’ – Roldan collected a 50/50 ball and strode forward, but he pulled his shot wide from just outside the box.
  • 43’ – A miscommunication at the back allowed the ball to bounce to Raúl Ruidíaz, but Reto Ziegler managed to get across and block the shot.

Second Half:

  • 52’  Paxton Pomykal drifted past his man and played an early cross in, and Barrios was able to direct the ball towards the goal, but his shot was straight at Frei.
  • 55’ – Jones found space on the left side and his cross was just behind Roldan who could only scoop his shot over the bar.
  • 75’ – Jones gave two defenders the slip and chipped a cross over the defense to Morris, whose shot rippled the side netting with Jesse Gonzalez stranded.
  • 86’ – Barrios isolated Xavier Arreaga and forced the defender to bring him down, resulting in a second yellow card.

Lineups: 

FC Dallas — Jesse González; Bressan (Reggie Cannon – 74’), Matt Hedges, Reto Ziegler, Ryan Hollingshead; Brandon Servania, Bryan Acosta, Jesús Ferreira (Jacori Hayes– 76’); Paxton Pomykal, Michael Barrios, Dominique Badji (Santiago Mosquera – 81’).

Substitutes not used Jimmy Maurer, John Nelson, Edwin Cerrillo, Zdenek Ondrasek

Seattle Sounders FC — Stefan Frei; Kelvin Leerdam, Kim Kee-hee, Xavier Arreaga, Nouhou Tolo (Víctor Rodríguez – 65’); Gustav Svensson, Jordy Delem (Jordan Morris – 74’); Cristian Roldan, Nicolás Lodeiro, Joevin Jones; Raúl Ruidíaz (Harry Shipp – 90’+3’).

Substitutes not used — Bryan Meredith, Saad Abdul-Salaam, Luis Silva, Emanuel Cecchini.

Scoring Summary:

None

Misconduct Summary:
SEA: Xavier Arreaga (caution) – 25’
FCD: Ryan Hollingshead (caution) – 67’
SEA: Xavier Arreaga (ejection) – 86’
SEA: Kim Kee-hee (caution) – 90’+11’

Weather: Clear, 61
Attendance: 37,722

Referee: Drew Fischer
Assistant Referees: Gianni Facchini, Gjovalin Bori
4th Official: Mark Allatin
VAR: Ricardo Salazar

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