RECAP: FC Dallas Falls on the Road Against Minnesota United FC on Decision Day

Dallas will begin its postseason away to the Portland Timbers

St Paul, MN (Nov. 8, 2020) – FC Dallas (9-6-7, 34 points) falls 3-0 to Minnesota United FC (9-5-7) in the final match of the regular season at Allianz Field Sunday night.

Game Summary
First Half:

  • 4’ – Andrés Ricaurte left-footed shot from outside of the bx goes wide right of the Minnesota goal.
  • 17’ – Kevin Molino scores the first goal of the match with a shot near the edge of the box that has enough power to get past Phelipe at the right post. 
  • 21’ – Michael Barrios' chip attempt was cleared off the line by Minnesota’s Brent Kallman.

  • 26’ – Santiago Mosquera right-footed curling shot near the left side of the box goes right of Dayne St. Clair's goal.
  • 38’ – Thiago’s right-footed volley is smashed against the crossbar of Minnesota's goal following a cross from Santiago Mosquera.

Second Half

  • 47’ – Emanuel Reynoso scores the second goal of the match for Minnesota as his shot from the edge of the box curls past Phelipe.
  • 60’ – Phelipe comes off his line to deny Molino at close range inside of the box. 
  • 76’ –  Ryan Hollingshead’s volley inside of the box connects with the left post of Minnesota's goal. 
  • 79’ – Reynoso sets up Molino in the box who slots it past Phelipe to score his second goal of the match and make it 3-0 for Minnesota. 

FC Dallas —Phelipe; Ryan Hollingshead, Bressan, Matt Hedges, Bryan Reynolds; Thiago Santos (Tanner Tessmann – 71’); Santiago Mosquera (Fafa Picault – 53’), Jesús Ferreira (Franco Jara – 53’), Andrés Ricaurte, Michael Barrios (Ema Twumasi – 71’); Ricardo Pepi (Brandon Servania – 83’).

Substitutes not used — Kyle Zobeck, John Nelson, Reto Ziegler, Dante Sealy.

Minnesota United FC — Dayne St. Clair; Bakaye Dibassy, Brent Kallman, José Aja, Romain Métanire (Noah Billingsley – 85’); Marlon Hairston (James Musa – 85’), Jan Gregus; Kevin Molino (Foster Langsdorf – 81’), Emanuel Reynoso (Chase Gasper – 85’), Ethan Finlay (Hassani Dotson – 75’); Robin Lod.

Substitutes not used — Greg Ranjitsingh, Adrián Zendejas, Sam Gleadle, Kevin Partida.

Scoring Summary:
MIN: Kevin Molino (Emanuel Reynoso, Robin Lod) – 17’
MIN: Emanuel Reynoso (Robin Lod, Kevin Molino) – 47’
MIN: Kevin Molino (Emanuel Reynoso, Robin Lod) – 79’

Misconduct Summary:
FCD: Ryan Hollingshead (caution) – 13’
MIN: Romain Métanire (caution) – 29’
FCD: Thiago Santos (caution) – 30’
FCD: Bryan Reynolds (caution) – 45’+1’
MIN: Marlon Hairston (caution) – 51’
MIN: Jame Musa (caution) – 87’

Weather: Mostly sunny, 70

Referee: Robert Sibiga
Assistant Referees: Claudiu Badea, Gjovalin Bori
4th Official: Lukasz Szpala
VAR Official: Younes Marrakchi