Zdenek “Kobra” Ondrasek, Paxton Pomykal score the first two goals of the 2020 season
- Jesse Gonzalez makes his 100th MLS start for FC Dallas.
- Tanner Tessmann makes his MLS debut two days after signing his Homegrown contract with FC Dallas and records his first assist in stoppage time.
- Zdenek Ondrasek scores the first goal of the season for FC Dallas.
- Paxton Pomykal scores his first career goal at Toyota Stadium.
Frisco, Texas – FC Dallas kicks off its 25th season with a 2-0 shutout win at home against the Philadelphia Union. Second half goals from Zdenek Ondrasek and Paxton Pomykal extend FC Dallas’ unbeaten home opener record to 11 matches.
- 18’ – Michael Barrios tests Philadelphia goalkeeper Andre Blake from a Fafa Picault cross from the left for the first shot on goal for FC Dallas.
- 31’ – Jesús Ferreira goes close with an effort just inside the 18-yard box, sending a curling shot wide of the top right corner.
- 39’ – Jesse Gonzalez makes his first save of the night after saving a right-footed shot from Kacper Przybylko.
- 50’ – Thiago Santos has a great chance to put his side in front, but puts it into the side netting.
- 61’ – Zdenek Ondrasek scores the first goal of the match with an expertly taken finish outside the 18-yard box. The striker created space for himself with a great first touch and volleyed it home with his right foot to kick off 2020 in style.
- 90’+1’ – Paxton Pomykal scores the second goal of the night after a good link up play with Tanner Tessmann inside the box.
FC Dallas — Jesse Gonzalez; Ryan Hollingshead, Reto Ziegler, Matt Hedges, Reggie Cannon; Thiago Santos, Tanner Tessmann, Jesús Ferreira (Paxton Pomykal – 76’) ; Fafa Picault (Bressan – 65’), Zdenek Ondrasek, Michael Barrios (Ricardo Pepi – 90’+3’).
Philadelphia Union — Andre Blake; Matt Real (Jack Elliott – 90’), Mark McKenzie, Jakob Glesnes, Raaymon Gaddis; Jamiro Monteiro, Warren Creavalle (Anthony Fontana – 79’), Alejandro Bedoya; Brenden Aaronson (Ilsinho – 66’); Sergio Santos, Kacper Przybylko.
Substitutes not used — Joe Bendik, Olivier Mbaizo, Michee Ngalina, José Martínez.
FCD: Zdenek Ondrasek (Jesús Ferreira) — 61’
FCD: Paxton Pomykal (Tanner Tessmann) — 90+1’
PHI: Matt Real (caution) - 26’
PHI: Jakob Glesnes (caution) - 59’
PHI: Warren Creavalle (caution) - 67’
PHI: Sergio Santos (caution) – 84’
FCD: Zdenek Ondrasek (caution – 86’
Weather: Mostly Sunny, 75
Referee: Robert Sibiga
Assistant Referees: Jason White, Eric Weisbrod
4th Official: Elton García
VAR Official: Kevin Terry Jr.