RECAP: FC Dallas Falls to Houston Dynamo 2-0

2020 Texas Derby series is 1-1-1 following the loss

Houston, Texas (Oct. 7, 2020) – FC Dallas (5-4-6) falls to Houston Dynamo (4-5-7) 2-0 at BBVA Stadium in the third Texas Derby match of the season.

Game Summary
First Half:

  • 5’ – A build up with two back heel passes fell to Andrés Ricaurte who attempted a left-footed shot from outside of the box that rattled Marko Maric’s right post. 
  • 20’ – Darwin Quintero scores the first goal of the match for Houston Dynamo, a right-footed shot that had enough spin to beat Jimmy Maurer at the back post.
  • 27’ – Andrés Ricaurte attempted a shot from the middle of the field that almost caught Marko Maric off guard and pushed it out for a FC Dallas corner kick.
  • 34’ – Jimmy Maurer is forced to make two consecutive saves on Houston’s Mauro Manotas. 

Second Half:

  • 65’ – A header from Tanner Tessmann at the center of the box is met by Houston’s goalkeeper Marko Maric.
  • 83’ – Darwin Ceren doubles the lead for Houston Dynamo from the penalty spot.
  • 85’ – A cross from the right side from Andrés Ricaurte connected with Franco Jara’s header and was saved by Marko Maric.
  • 90’+3’ – Dante Sealy’s cross is met by Ricardo Pepi’s header and it is once again saved by Marko.

FC Dallas — Jimmy Maurer; Ryan Hollingshead, Reto Ziegler (Dante Sealy – 85’), Matt Hedges (Bressan – 34’), Bryan Reynolds; Thiago Santos (Tanner Tessmann – 46’), Andrés Ricaurte, Bryan Acosta (Jesús Ferreira – 64’); Fafa Picault (Ricardo Pepi – 85’), Franco Jara, Michael Barrios. 

Substitutes not used — Phelipe, Johnny Nelson, Brandon Servania, Thomas Roberts.

Houston Dynamo — Marko Maric; Adam Lundkvist, Alejandro Fuenmayor, Aljaz Struna, José Bizama (Wilfred Zahibo – 90’+10’); Sam Junqua (Zarek Valentin – 90’+4’), Oscar Boniek García, Darwin Cerén; Darwin Quintero (Christian Ramirez – 70’), Mauro Manotas, Ariel Lassiter (Niko Hansen – 70’). Substitutes not used — Cody Cropper, Tomás Martínez, Nico Lemoine, Marcelo Palomino.

Scoring Summary:
HOU: Darwin Quintero (Ariel Lassiter) – 20’
HOU: Darwin Ceren (PK) – 83’

Misconduct Summary:
HOU: Alejandro Fuenmayor (caution) – 8’
HOU: Darwin Cerén (caution) – 16’ 
HOU: Mauro Manotas (ejection) – 45’ + 1’
FCD: Reto Ziegler (caution) – 59’
FCD: Bryan Reynolds (caution) – 81’
FCD: Bressan (caution) – 88’
FCD: Michael Barrios (caution) – 90’+8’

Weather: Partly cloudy, 83

Referee: Ismail Elfath
Assistant Referees: Jeremy Hanson, Jeffrey Greeson
4th Official: Rosendo Mendoza
VAR Official: Daniel Radford