By the Numbers: 2020 FC Dallas Scoring Stats

FRISCO, Texas - With the offseason in full swing for FC Dallas, now’s the perfect time to look back at all the goals from the season and dive into some of the stats behind them. 

First off, FC Dallas scored 28 goals in 22 regular season games—good for 17th-most in MLS.

Here’s how the goals breakdown by minute scored:

FC Dallas goals by minute scored
Minute Scored Number of Goals
1-15' 3
16-30' 4
31-45' 5
46-60' 5
61-75' 2
76-90' 9

Dallas was slightly more dangerous in the second half, scoring 16 of its 28 goals after the break. FCD was also more prolific towards the end of games, scoring 32% of its goals after the 75th minute.

Goalscorers 

FC Dallas had 12 different goalscorers in the 2020 regular season with newcomer Franco Jara leading the way with 7 goals in his debut season. 

Goalscoring Leaders
Goalscorer Tally
Franco Jara 7
Ryan Hollingshead 4
Santiago Mosquera 4
Fafa Picault 3
Zdenek Ondrasek 2
Ricardo Pepi 2
Reto Ziegler 2
Michael Barrios 1
Jesús Ferreira 1
Paxton Pomykal 1
Andrés Ricaurte 1

Goals change games, and all goals are important. Still, the most important goals are the ones that win you games. Defender Ryan Hollingshead scored 4 game-winning goals in 2020, a career-high. Only MLS’s MVP Alejandro Pozuelo scored more with 5 game-winners on the year.

Ricardo Pepi was a consistent headline-maker despite only playing 508 total minutes. The forward became FCD’s second-youngest goal-scorer with a late equalizer against the Montreal Impact at 17 years and 58 days old. He’s also the 12th-youngest scorer in league history.

Goalscoring defenders have become a hallmark of FC Dallas in the Luchi Gonzalez era. FC Dallas defenders scored six goals (21.4% of FCD goals) and recorded nine assists this season. In 2019, FC Dallas' defenders scored 14 goals (25.9% of FCD’s goals), the most in the league, and five assists during the 2019 season.

Miscellaneous

In games that FCD scored the first goal, FCD had an 8-0-2 (.900) record. When allowing the first goal, Dallas was 1-6-1 (.188).

When playing at home, Dallas scored a total of 21 goals and conceded 9 in 12 games at Toyota Stadium.

When playing away from home, Dallas found the net 7 times in 10 games and conceded 15 goals.

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