FC Dallas Earns Shutout in 1-0 Win Against Sporting Kansas City

Ryan Hollingshead scores game-winner to snap four-game winless streak

Frisco, Texas (Oct. 14, 2020) – Fifth-place FC Dallas (6-4-6) defeats third-place Sporting Kansas City (9-6-2) 1-0 thanks to a goal from Ryan Hollingshead at Toyota Stadium Wednesday night.

Game Summary
First Half

  • 14’ – Ryan Hollingshead sends a through ball to Andrés Ricaurte inside the box who links with Franco Jara on his right, but Sporting Kansas City’s Tim Melia is alert and makes a low save.
  • 27’ – Tanner Tessmann connects with Fafa Picault with a long-range shot inside the six-yard box but his attempt is shot over the bar.
  • 37’ – Jara hits a left-footed shot following a cross from Hollingshead but it lands in Melia’s hands to make his fifth save of the night. 
  • 43’ – Hollingshead scores his second goal of the season when he fires a right-footed shot past Melia after he connects with Bryan Reynolds’ cross near the top of the box. 

Second Half:

  • 57’ – Jara’s near-range shot ends up wide after Michael Barrios pushes through Sporting Kansas City’s defense and finds Jara at the top of the six-yard box. 
  • 62’ – Jimmy Maurer denies Gadi Kinda’s right-footed shot following a cross from Johnny Russell.
  • 87’ – Maurer makes a double save denying Luis Martins long-range volley and Kinda’s close-range rebound to keep it 1-0 Dallas. 

FC Dallas — Jimmy Maurer; Ryan Hollingshead, Reto Ziegler, Bressan, Bryan Reynolds; Tanner Tessmann, Andrés Ricaurte (Jesús Ferreira – 88’), Bryan Acosta (Brandon Servania – 78’); Fafa Picault (Thiago Santos – 72’), Franco Jara (Ricardo Pepi – 72’), Michael Barrios (Johnny Nelson – 88’).

Substitutes not used — Phelipe, Edwin Cerrillo, Thomas Roberts, Dante Sealy.

Sporting Kansas City — Tim Melia; Roberto Puncec, Amadou Dia (Luis Martins – 70’), Jaylin Lindsey, Andreu Fontàs, Felipe Hernandez (Cameron Duke – 78’); Gianluca Busio, Roger Espinoza (Johnny Russell – 46’), Gerso (Gadi Kinda – 46’); Dániel Sallói (Ilie Sánchez – 46’), Erik Hurtado.

Substitutes not used — John Pulskamp, Matt Besler, Graham Smith, Wan Kuzain.

Scoring Summary:
FCD: Ryan Hollingshead (Bryan Reynolds) – 43’

Misconduct Summary:
SKC: Amadou Dia (caution) – 42’
FCD: Michael Barrios (caution) – 45’
FCD: Reto Ziegler (caution) – 45’+2’

Weather: Clear, 89
Attendance: 2,898

Referee: Armando Villarreal
Assistant Referees: Corey Rockwell, Chris Elliot
4th Official: Michael Radchuk
VAR Official: Malik Badawi