More Red Cards Linger As FC Dallas Draws Portland 2-2

Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

Two late red cards lead to Portland's come back.

In a wild night that saw the emotions of going from possibly escaping a venue that FC Dallas had never won in before to the horrors of playing with nine men and blowing a lead. FC Dallas left another game in Oregon against the Portland Timbers without three points.

They did however leave with one point in a 2-2 draw on Wednesday night that saw Portland come back in the final minutes of the game after two more red cards.

FC Dallas controlled the early part of this game however. In the third minute of the match FC Dallas nearly put one in the back of the net as Castillo got the ball in the penalty box and sent in a cross to the other side of the box to Tesho Akindele who whiffed on a shot. At that moment the ball fell to Adam Moffat whose shot hit off the post and went out of bounds.

Castillo would find a way to make FCD's first break through in the 27th minute. The young Colombian took a ball at the top of the penalty box from Blas Perez, chested it down and placed a low-hard shot by Donovan Ricketts.

Perez would double up the Dallas lead shortly before halftime thanks to a wonderful 40-yard run by Akindele. The rookie help set up the play for Perez as the veteran forward had a rocket that got by Ricketts.

Portland would throw nearly everything forward at FCD in the second half. After Raul Fernandez made several saves he was faced with a penalty kick in the 78th minute. Farnedo Adi was tripped up in the penalty box by Je-Vaughn Watson and Will Johnson would slot home the penalty kick to pull the Timbers back into the game.

FCD would be reduced to ten men to finish out the last four minutes of the match as Moises Hernadnez would be sent off for a back tackle on Portland defender Danny O'Rouke.

But that wasn't enough as Perez would also pick up a red card in stoppage time, reducing FCD to nine men. Perez apparently stepped on a Portland defender after a challenge and was immediately issued a red card.

Thanks to the extra advantage the Timbers would find a way back in this one as Pa Modou Kah snuck in behind the Dallas defense and slotted home the game-tying goal.

FC Dallas returns to action next week in the 2014 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup against the NASL San Antonio Scorpions.

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