MLS UPDATE: FC Dallas Defeats Austin FC, 2-1

  • 26 days ago
FC Dallas maintains its at-home non-losing streak to Austin FC in this Saturday’s 2-1 win.

Now, FCD joins the Verde and Black at the top of this season’s Copa Tejas leaderboard.

Dallas snapped Austin’s three-game shutout streak in the 4th minute, when forward Petar Musa picked off a pass played back for his fourth goal of the season.

Forward Jesús Ferreira tacked on the night’s second with his second of the season in the 56th minute. He had a 1-on-1 break away and beat Austin goalkeeper Brad Stuver, who led the MLS with 58 saves, to finish it in the bottom right corner. Ferreira is now the youngest player to reach 50 goals in the MLS regular season.

According to Head Coach Nico Estévez, the most important takeaway from the match was how united the team was.

“The willingness to win the game, the suffering, the sacrifice, hanging out there in the difficult moments… being humble to defend when needed…” Estévez said. “I think it was a collective team win.”

FCD did give up a penalty, in the 82nd minute—Austin midfielder and captain Sebastian Driussi buried it left past Dallas goalkeeper Maarten Paes.

It’s FC Dallas’ second win of the week, after beating Memphis 901 FC 1-0 on Tuesday in Round 32 of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Austin FC will head back down I-35 with a loss on its record, while FC Dallas and its three points will head south next Saturday, May 18, for another Copa Tejas leg and Texas Derby matchup with Houston Dynamo FC.

Kickoff is set for 7:30.