FC Dallas scored three targets in a four-minute first-half span, obtained braces from Jesus Ferreira and Ricardo Pepi and held on for 5-3 win over host Austin FC on Sunday in the latest rendition of the Texas Derby.
FC Dallas (6-9-7, 25 factors) emphatically snapped a three-match winless streak, relationship again to a 2-0 residence victory in opposition to Austin FC on Aug. 7.
Austin (5-12-4, 19 factors) has misplaced 4 of its previous 5 matches and fell to FC Dallas for the second time within the month of August. The enlargement staff has simply 20 targets this season in its 21 matches, the least within the league.
Dallas jumped to the lead within the fifth minute on a uncommon error by Austin FC goalkeeper Brad Stuver. Stuver was lackadaisical in clearing a cross that was despatched again to him by defender Julio Cascante, giving Pepi an opportunity to steal it away and feed Ferreira for a straightforward conversion for the purpose.
Austin answered within the thirteenth minute when Cascante directed residence a dead-on crossing cross from exterior the bow from Zan Kolmanic. Cascante, set on the far publish, headed the ball down into the other facet of the online, by no means permitting Dallas keeper Phelipe Megiolaro an opportunity to make a save.
Dallas then put its stamp on the match by scoring three targets in a span of 4 minutes. First, Pepi was vast open on the left facet of the field and made brief work of a crossing cross from Szabolcs Schon to provide Dallas a 2-1 lead within the thirty sixth minute.
Simply two minutes therefore, Ferreira ripped a shot previous Stuver and into the online after Schon’s blistering try bounced off Austin defender Matt Besler and proper onto Ferrera’s proper foot.
Then, within the fortieth minute, Schon’s lengthy cross discovered Pepi open on the appropriate facet, and the 19-year-old simply beat Stuver low to the appropriate nook in a one-on-one alternative. The purpose was Pepi’s eleventh of the season, tops in MLS amongst U.S.-born gamers.
Jader Obrian added to the Dallas benefit with a purpose within the 53rd minute off a protracted purpose kick by Megiolaro.
Diego Fagundez and Alex Ring scored for Austin within the 59th and 68th minute, respectively, to provide the house crowd a slither of hope, however FCD was greater than as much as the duty in securing the victory.