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FC Dallas vs Portland Timbers: Highlights, Stats, Quote Sheet

All the dirty stats and quotes from last night's game.

It wasn't pretty in the end but here is a brief look at how it happened for FC Dallas and what was said after the fact.


Scoring Summary:
DAL - Fabian Castillo (Blas Perez) 27
DAL - Blas Perez (Tesho Akindele) 39
POR - Will Johnson (PK) 79
POR - Pa Kodou Kah (Maximillano Urruti) 90+4

FC Dallas - Raul Fernandez, Moises Hernandez, Stephen Keel, Zach Loyd, Je-Vaughn Watson, Fabian Castillo (Ryan Hollingshead 90+2), Victor Ulloa, Adam Moffat, Andres Escobar (Andrew Jacobson 74), Tesho Akindele (Nick Walker 87), Blas Perez.

Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, David Texeira, Cobi Span, Peter Luccin.

Total Shots: 13 (Fabian Castillo 5); Shots on Goal: 6 (Fabian Castillo 4); Fouls: 18 (Blas Perez 4); Offsides: 1 (Tesho Akindele 1); Corners: 8 (Andres Escobar 7); Saves: 7 (Raul Fernandez 7).

Portland Timbers FC - Donovan Ricketts, Jorge Villafana, Michael Harrington (Maximiliano Urruti 82), Pa Modou Kah, Rauwshan McKenzie (Danny O'Rourke 46), Diego Valeri, Diego Chara, Will Johnson, Fanendo Adi, Steve Zakuani (Gaston Fernandez 60), Darlington Nagbe.

Substitutes Not Used: Jack Jewsbury, Michael Nanchoff, Andrew Weber, Kalif Alhassan.

Total Shots: 30 (Diego Valeri 8); Shots on Goal: 9 (Fanendo Adi 3); Fouls: 9 (Diego Chara 4); Offsides: 2 (Fanendo Adi, Will Johnson 1); Corners: 9 (Diego Valeri 9); Saves: 4 (Donovan Ricketts 4).

Misconduct Summary:
POR - Fanendo Adi (caution) 54
DAL - Stephen Keel (caution) 60
DAL - Raul Fernandez (caution) 77
DAL - Moises Hernandez (ejection) 87
DAL - Blas Perez (caution) 90
DAL - Blas Perez (ejection) 90+2

Referee: Alan Kelly
Referee's Assistants: Fabio Tovar, Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho
Fourth Official: Tyler Ploeger
Attendance: 20,814
Time of Game: 1:55
Weather: Partly Sunny, 79 degrees

Quote Sheet:

FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja

On the difference in control between the halves:

"It was a normal reaction in the second half. Portland threw many bodies up front. We were organized, but we knew that we would have some chances going forward. That is a normal reaction from a team that is losing. We played a great half, the first one. In the second one, we tried to control the game. That was what the game came up with. A team in the second half trying to push, trying to send some numbers up. We were leading the game and the plan was working."

On the significance of the penalty kick decision for Portland:

"Of course it is something that will have some implication on the game. It's not the same, leading 2-0, than leading 2-1. We knew that the pressure was coming higher. So it was normal. Part of the game. Obviously, we didn't want to give up the penalty, but that gave them a little more strength."

On how FC Dallas responded to conceding a goal and the red cards:

"We kept fighting against many factors. It was good that everybody saw it tonight. I don't need to make any comment on that, but people saw it. It was very clear."

On gaining a point on the road:

"We are disappointed. We [had] the three points and coming out with a point doesn't make us happy. At the same time we have to have pride in the players, they gave it all today and had great opportunities going forward. People enjoy how our team played tonight and that's important. We [will focus] on that. We take the point because we have to, but everybody saw that it was not fair."

FC Dallas defender Andrew Jacobson

On the positives of getting a point on the road:

"I thought we deserved three points. We came in, we did what we wanted to do, implemented what we set out to do. We got one point instead of three."

On how the penalty kick for Portland affected the flow of the game:

"They were throwing everything at us at that point. It gave them a little bit of hope. Everything kind of affects you. Guys getting thrown out, stuff like that."

On still pressing offensively despite being down to 10 men:

"I thought the team's effort, the reaction, the whole night was fantastic. We put in a solid shift and this is something we can build off of for sure."

FC Dallas midfielder Adam Moffat

On the match:

"We're disappointed. I thought we came out in the first half and executed our game plan exactly how we wanted to. [You] see that a lot in this league. You have a lead, they were lumping a lot of balls in. We're very disappointed not to win the game. We had our chances to score some more at the other end. It was a great effort from the team."

On the defensive effort FC Dallas put in:

"It gives you a boost. Whenever you think ‘oh we're losing a goal here' and someone blocks off the line. It's like ‘Ok. This could be our night.' Happened at the other end as well. They blocked some off the line from us. It gives you a little boost. In the end I don't know if it hit [Pa Modou Kah's] hand or if he was offside. It's disappointing when we felt like we had it under control. Whatever they were throwing at us we were good. It happens in the game. For us to be disappointed to take a draw here, it's a positive sign for us and we move on."

On FC Dallas' reaction to the red cards:

"You see a lot of games like that when it's 2-1 and teams are going for that equalizer. You'll get chances up the other end and we know we're dangerous going forward. We were just unable to kill the game off. Another goal definitely would have. We didn't get it. They come up their end, score with the last kick of the ball basically. We'll look at it. We lost discipline a little bit at the end, but it's one of those games."

On the differences between the first and second half:

"I think we maybe stopped playing from our point of view. The score line always plays a factor. We're up 2-0. We're maybe a little bit tired, we're sitting a little bit deeper. We invited them to play a little bit more. But again, we felt like we had it under control. First half, I thought we were excellent. Our front four guys were just getting in great positions. They were dangerous and we could have scored a couple more goals in the first half. There's positives to be taken from the game."