RECAP: FC Dallas Defeats Sporting Kansas City 3-2 at Children’s Mercy Park

Dallas extends its win streak to three games

Kansas City, Kansas (Sept. 19, 2020) – FC Dallas (5-2-4) outlasts Sporting Kansas City (6-4-2) 3-2 at Children’s Mercy Park to move into third place in the Western Conference.

Game Summary
First Half:

  • 4’ – Fafà Picault beats Kansas City’s defense on the wing and fires a left-footed shot inside the box that is instantly saved by Kansas City’s Tim Melia.
  • 13’ – Franco Jara’s header is saved by Melia after Bryan Reynolds’s cross is met by Jara inside the box.
  • 27’ – Matt Hedges’ header following a corner kick goes a few inches above the Sporting Kansas City goal.
  • 42’ – Franco Jara scores the first goal of the match for FC Dallas after a cross from Johnny Nelson is met by Jara who heads it past Melia.

Second Half:

  • 48’ – Franco Jara scores his second goal of the match for FC Dallas after managing to strike the ball past Melia who couldn’t keep it out. 
  • 53’ – Johnny Russell pulls one back for Sporting Kansas City after a shot from the center of the box bounces off the left post and past Jimmy Maurer.
  • 74’ –  Michael Barrios tried to poke the ball past Tim Melia but the goalkeeper cleared it out.
  • 84’ – Johnny Russell levels the match for Sporting Kansas City after heading in a set piece cross from Gianluca Busio. *
  • 87’ – Ryan Hollingshead scores his first goal of the match to give FC Dallas the lead again by slotting it to the right of Tim Melia’s goal.

Lineups: 
FC Dallas — Jimmy Maurer; Johnny Nelson, Reto Ziegler, Matt Hedges, Bryan Reynolds; Tanner Tessmann, Thiago Santos, Brandon Servania (Bryan Acosta – 56’); Santiago Mosquera (Michael Barrios – 56’), Franco Jara (Bressan – 73’), Fafa Picault (Ryan Hollingshead – 65’).

Substitutes not used — Phelipe, Jesús Ferreira, Andrés Ricaurte, Ricardo Pepi, Dante Sealy.

Sporting Kansas City — Tim Melia; Luis Martins (Amadou Dia – 48’), Matt Besler, Roberto Puncec, Graham Zusi; Gadi Kinda, Gianluca Busio, Felipe Hernandez; Gerso (Ilie Sánchez – 46’), Khiry Shelton, Johnny Russell.

Substitutes not used — John Pulskamp, Andreu Fontàs, Graham Smith, Jaylin Lindsey, Cameron Duke, Wan Kuzain, Erik Hurtado.

Scoring Summary:
FCD:  Franco Jara (Johnny Nelson) – 42’
FCD:  Franco Jara – 48’
SKC: Johnny Russell – 53’
SKC: Johnny Russell (Gianluca Busio) – 83’
FCD:  Ryan Hollingshead – 86’

Misconduct Summary:
SKC: Gianluca Busio (caution) – 11’
FCD: Franco Jara (caution) – 73’
FCD: Michael Barrios (caution) – 75’
FCD: Bryan Acosta (caution) – 75’
SKC: Johnny Russell (caution) – 80’
FCD: Bressan (caution) – 82’
FCD: Bryan Acosta (ejection) – 90’
FCD: Thiago Santos (caution) – 90’

Weather: Sunny, 69

Referee: Alex Chilowicz
Assistant Referees: Peter Manikowski, Peter Balciunas
4th Official: Fotis Bazakos
VAR Official: Allen Chapman

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