RECAP: FC Dallas and Houston Dynamo FC Split Points in First Texas Derby Meeting at Toyota Stadium

FC Dallas will travel to face Minnesota United FC on Saturday, May 15 at Allianz Field

  • FC Dallas midfielder Szabolcs Schön made his MLS debut in the 66th minute.
FC Dallas winger Jáder Obrian scored his first Texas Derby goal and his second goal of the season in the 42nd minute.
FC Dallas will host Real Salt Lake on Saturday, May 22 at Toyota Stadium. 

FRISCO, TX (May 8, 2021) – FC Dallas (1-1-2, 5 points) plays to 1-1 draw with Houston Dynamo FC (1-1-2, 5 points) thanks to a first-half goal from Jáder Obrian at Toyota Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Game Summary

First Half:
18’ – Ryan Hollingshead cross was met by Franco Jara inside the box but his volley went wide to the right of Houston’s goal.
28’ – Tanner Tessmann floated a cross on the right side Andrés Ricaurte’s header was saved by Marko Maric.
34’ – Fafa Picault converted the penalty kick to give Houston Dynamo 1-0 lead after Bressan was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box.
42’ – Jáder Obrian scored his first Texas Derby goal after pouncing on a loose ball and putting it into the back of the net. 
45’+2’ – Phelipe Megiolaro made a diving save to deny Maxi Urruti right before the end of the first half.

Second Half
50’ – Megiolaro made his second save of the match after denying Memo Rodríguez’s right-footed shot from outside of the box.
61’ – Megiolaro once again denied Rodriguez and pushed his shot wide after his freekick went below FC Dallas’ wall. 
90 + 2’ – Dante Sealy found Ricaurte in the middle of the field but his left-footed shot from outside the box was blocked.


FC Dallas — Phelipe; Eddie Munjoma, Bressan, José Martínez, Ryan Hollingshead;  Bryan Acosta, Tanner Tessmann (Szabolcs Schön - 66’), Andrés Ricaurte; Jáder Obrian, Freddy Vargas (Paxton Pomykal - 57’), Franco Jara (Ricardo Pepi – 66’). 

Substitutes not used — Jimmy Maurer, Matt Hedges, John Nelson, Edwin Cerillo, Ema Twumasi.

Houston Dynamo — Marko Maric; Adam Lundkvist, Zarek Valentin, Tim Parker, Maynor Figueroa; Memo Rodriguez (Darwin Quintero – 82’) , Joe, Corona, Derrick Jones (Darwin Ceren – 71’); Matías Vera, Fafa Picault (Ariel Lassiter – 82’), Maxi Urruti.

Substitutes not used — Michael Nelson, Alejandro Fuenmayor, Mateo Bajamich, Christian Ramirez, Jose Bizama, Oscar Boniek.

Scoring Summary:
HOU (0-1): Fafa Picault (PK) – 34’
DAL (1-1): Jáder Obrian (Bryan Acosta) – 42’

Stats Summary: FC Dallas/Houston Dynamo
Shots: 13/15
Shots on Goal: 3/4
Saves: 3/2
Corner Kicks: 6/1
Fouls: 21/13
Offside: 1/2

Misconduct Summary:
DAL: Bressan (caution) – 33’
HOU: Memo Rodriguez (caution) – 44’
HOU: Matías Vera (caution) – 44’
HOU: Joe Corona (caution) – 46’
DAL: Jáder Obrian (caution) – 54’
DAL: Bryan Acosta (caution) – 82’
HOU: Matías Vera (caution) – 90’+2’

Weather: Partly Cloudy, 86
Attendance: 8,749 (limited capacity sellout)

Referee: Alex Chilowicz
Assistant Referees: Corey Parker, Kyle Atkins
Fourth official: Nima Saghafi
VAR: Ismail Elfath