FC Dallas Hammers the Colorado Rapids 4-1 at Toyota Stadium

Santiago Mosquera scores the first FC Dallas hat trick since 2018
Frisco, Texas (Sept. 16, 2020) – FC Dallas (4-2-4) soundly beats the Colorado Rapids (3-4-4) 4-1 behind a Santiago Mosquera hat trick at Toyota Stadium on Wednesday night.

Game Summary
First Half:

  • 7’ – Tanner Tessmann finds an opening and sends a right-footed shot from 25 yards out but Colorado’s Clint Irwin pushes it wide following a set piece. 
  • 17’ – Kyle Zobeck denies former FCD midfielder Kellyn Acosta’s left-footed shot from outside of the box for his first save of the night.
  • 41’ – Santiago Mosquera scores the first goal of the night after finding open space inside the box following a cutback from Michael Barrios.

 Second Half:

  • 49’ – Franco Jara scores his third FC Dallas goal and gives FC Dallas a 2-0 lead after heading in a cross from Reto Zeigler following a corner.
  • 57’ – Santiago Mosquera scores his second goal of the night with a powerful left-footed strike that goes to the back post of Colorado’s goal.
  • 63’ –  Andre Shinyashiki pulls one goal back for Colorado with a right-footed shot from outside of the box that deflected off Reto Zeigler’s back.  *
  • 78’ – Santiago Mosquera completes his hat trick with a powerful right-footed shot that ended in the bottom left corner of the Colorado goal.

FC Dallas — Kyle Zobeck; Ryan Hollingshead, Reto Ziegler, Matt Hedges, Bryan Reynolds; Tanner Tessmann, Thiago Santos (Edwin Cerrillo – 83’), Andrés Ricaurte (Brandon Servania – 63’); Santiago Mosquera (Bressan – 84’), Franco Jara (Ricardo Pepi – 83’), Michael Barrios (Fafa Picault – 74’).

Substitutes not used — Phelipe Megiolaro, Johnny Nelson, Dante Sealy, Jesús Ferreira.

Colorado Rapids — Clint Irwin; Keegan Rosenberry (Jeremy Kelly – 72’), Drew Moor, Auston Trusty, Sam Vines; Kellyn Acosta, Jack Price, Younes Namli (Nicolás Mezquida – 61’), Cole Bassett (Braian Galvan – 61’), Jonathan Lewis (Nicolas Benezet – 66’); Diego Rubio (Andre Shinyashiki – 61’)

Substitutes not used — Danny Wilson, Lalas Abubakar, Collen Warner, William Yarbrough.

Scoring Summary:
FCD: Santiago Mosquera (Michael Barrios, Matt Hedges) – 41’
FCD: Franco Jara (Reto Ziegler) – 49’
FCD: Santiago Mosquera – 57’
COL: Andre Shinyashiki (Nicolás Mezquida) – 63’
FCD: Santiago Mosquera – 78’

Misconduct Summary: FCD: Thiago Santos (caution) – 44’

Weather: Partly cloudy, 81

Referee: Ismail Elfath
Assistant Referees: Corey Parker, Cory Richardson
4th Official: Matthew Thompson
VAR Official: Kevin Terry Jr.