FC Dallas Draws 1-1 with Sporting Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park

Franco Jara scores his first goal for the club

SOCCER: OCT 06 MLS - Sporting Kansas City at FC Dallas

  • Franco Jara scores his first FC Dallas goal in his fifth FC Dallas appearance.
  • Kyle Zobeck makes his MLS debut in the 42nd minute and recorded two saves.
  • Dallas is 2-1-4 with 10 points through seven matches.
  • FC Dallas faces Minnesota United FC at Allianz Field on Wednesday, September 9 at 7 PM CT

FC Dallas earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Sporting Kansas City away at Children’s Mercy Park Wednesday night.

Game Summary
First Half:

  • 4’ – Jesús Ferreira forced a save from Tim Melia from 25 yards out.
  • 9’ – Franco Jara opened the scoring with his first FC Dallas goal after delicately chipping it over Melia following an SKC giveaway in the back.
  • 30’ – Dallas nearly doubled its lead but Jesús Ferreira’s low cross was just out of Jara’s reach.
  • 38’ – Johnny Russel blazed his free kick over the bar after a foul from Brandon Servania outside Dallas’ box.
  • 45’+3’ – Sporting Kansas City leveled the game before halftime with a close-range goal from Khiry Shelton.

Second Half:

  • 51’ – Kansas City found space in Dallas’ box but substitute Bressan made a diving block to keep the game tied.
  • 56’ – SKC had another chance following a Kyle Zobeck save but Bressan put his body on the line to make another diving block.
  • 68’ –  Russell nearly gave SKC the lead but Johnny Nelson did enough to put him off and his diving header went just wide of Zobeck’s post.
  • 84’ – Russell had another chance but Zobeck made a smart save from close-range followed up back-to-back blocks from Bryan Reynolds.
  • 90’+2’ – Dániel Sallói had a great chance in front of goal but Zobeck made the save and it was cleared by Bressan for a corner.

FC Dallas — Jimmy Maurer (Kyle Zobeck – 42’); Johnny Nelson, Reto Ziegler, Matt Hedges (Bressan – 46’), Ryan Hollingshead; Bryan Acosta (Tanner Tessmann – 19’), Thiago Santos, Brandon Servania (Santiago Mosquera – 64’); Jesús Ferreira (Bryan Reynolds – 64’), Franco Jara, Michael Barrios.

Substitutes not used — Edwin Cerrillo, Andrés Ricaurte, Ricardo Pepi, Zdenek Ondrasek.

Sporting Kansas City — Tim Melia; Jaylin Lindsey, Felipe Hernandez (Erik Hurtado – 90’+ 3’), Graham Smith (Matt Besler – 46’), Roberto Puncec; Gianluca Busio; Gerso (Dániel Sallói – 57’), Luis Martins, Cameron Duke (Graham Zusi – 57’), Johnny Russell; Khiry Shelton.

Substitutes not used — Richard Sánchez, Andreu Fontàs, Amadou Dia, Wan Kuzain.

Scoring Summary:
FCD: Franco Jara (Bryan Acosta) – 9’
SKC: Khiry Shelton (Gerso, Felipe Hernandez) – 45’+3’

Misconduct Summary:
FCD: Brandon Servania (caution) – 31’
FCD: Michael Barrios (caution) – 54’
FCD: Thiago Santos (caution) – 85’

Weather: Partly Cloudy, 77

Referee: Ramy Touchan
Assistant Referees: Kyle Atkins, Brian Poeschel
4th Official: Jon Freemon
VAR Official: Younes Marrakchi