FC Dallas Falls to Nashville SC 1-0 in First Match Since March

The defeat snaps Dallas’ 13-game home unbeaten streak
  • Forward Franco Jara made his FC Dallas and MLS debut.
  • FC Dallas hosts Nashville SC again this Sunday, Aug. 16 at 7:30PM at Toyota Stadium.

Frisco, TX – FC Dallas’ 13-game home unbeaten run was snapped by Nashville’s David Accam who scored the game’s lone goal in the 86th-minute Wednesday night at Toyota Stadium.

Game Summary

First Half:

  • 6’ – Ryan Hollingshead had the first chance of the game when he received the ball on the left wing and beat two defenders in the box but his close-range shot was saved by Joe Willis at the near post.
  • 25’ – New Dallas forward Franco Jara tried an ambitious shot from distance but it was straight at Willis in goal.
  • 35’ – FCD goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer made a one-handed save to deny Randall Leal's attempt from the edge of his box.
  • 41’ – Reggie Cannon attempted a left-footed shot from the edge of Nashville’s box but it lacked power and saved comfortably by Willis.

Second Half:

  • 46’ – Cannon whipped in a cross from the right wing after some good interplay with Michael Barrios but the cross was just out of Barrios’ reach.
  • 52’ – Jara received Jesús Ferreira’s low cross on the edge of Nashville’s box but his left-footed drive was gathered by Willis.
  • 56’ – Nashville’s Anibal Godoy tried a shot from 30-yards but it sailed over Maurer’s goal.
  • 66’ – Daniel Rios got on the end of Leal’s cross but his header was too high and didn’t trouble Maurer.
  • 73’ – Bryan Acosta latched onto Barrios’ setup pass on the edge of the box but his first-time shot was high and wide.
  • 82’ – Reggie Cannon forced a smart save from Joe Willis at his near post and Tanner Tessmann's follow-up shot sailed high over the bar.
  • 86’ – Nashville’s David Accam opened the scoring with a low shot that deflected off Matt Hedges and wrong-footed Maurer in net.
  • 90+3’ – Zdenek Ondrasek had a great chance to level the game but former Dallas defender Walker Zimmerman made a point-blank block to deny an almost certain goal.


FC Dallas — Jimmy Maurer; Ryan Hollingshead, Reto Ziegler (Zdenek Ondrasek – 74’), Matt Hedges, Bressan, Reggie Cannon; Thiago Santos (Tanner Tessmann – 74’), Bryan Acosta, Jesús Ferreira (Paxton Pomykal – 59’); Michael Barrios (Fafa Picault – 87’), Franco Jara (Ricardo Pepi – 59’)
Substitutes not used — Kyle Zobeck, John Nelson, Edwin Cerrillo, Santiago Mosquera

Nashville SC — Joe Willis; Daniel Lovitz, Dave Romney, Walker Zimmerman, Brayan Beckeles (Alistair Johnston – 67’), Dax McCarty, Hany Mukhtar (David Accam – 82’), Anibal Godoy, Derrick Jones(Dominique Badji – 75’), Randall Leal, Daniel Rios (Abu Danladi – 67’) (Matt LaGrassa – 82’)
Substitutes not used — Jalil Anibaba, Brian Anunga, Elliot Panicco

Scoring Summary:

NSH: David Accam (Dax McCarty) – 86’

Misconduct Summary: 

NSH: Brayan Beckeles (caution) – 28’
NSH: Daniel Lovitz (caution) – 36’
NSH: Dave Romney (caution) – 57’
FCD: Paxton Pomykal (caution) – 62’
NSH: Randall Leal (caution) – 64’

Weather: Clear, 95
Attendance: 2,912

Referee: Armando Villareal
Assistant Referees: Adam Garner, Kevin Lock
4th Official: Nima Saghafi
VAR Official: Daniel Radford