David Texeira has had a rough first year with FC Dallas but the young Designated Player sure does love playing the Seattle Sounders. On Wednesday night Texeira scored his second and third goals of the season to help lift FC Dallas over the Seattle Sounders 3-1.
Texeira scored his only other goal earlier this season against the Sounders.
FC Dallas pressured the Sounders out of the gate with numerous set piece opportunities. In the 5th minute Michel forced a tough save out of Seattle keeper Stefan Frei on a free kick just outside the penalty box.
Dallas would score the games' first goal on a wicked shot from David Texeira in the 9th minute. Andres Escobar got the ball on the outside of the penalty box and flicked it on to Texeira who bent a lovely shot by Frei.
Both of Texeira's goals this season have come against Seattle.
The Sounders would tie things up about an hour into the match as substitute Lamar Neagle used some of his first touches on the ball to whip in a blistering shot from distance past Raul Fernandez. Neagle took a couple touches outside the 18-yard box and didn't get any pressure from a Dallas defender before ripping it to the far post.
Escobar nearly got FC Dallas back in the lead in the 68th minute. He made his was into the penalty box around Leo Gonzalez and then put a hard but low shot on goal that Frei was able to get a boot on to clear it out from danger.
FCD would regain the lead in the 79th minute with Texeira's second goal of the match. Escobar again would work his way into the penalty box around a defender, instead of putting a shot in on goal he passed the ball across the face of the six-yard box where Texeira was waiting to finish home the goal.
Perez would give Dallas an insurance goal in the 88th minute off a corner kick from Michel. The Brazilian sent in a ball to the far post where Perez was there to get a head on it. The header had just enough pace to beat Frei.
The goal was Perez's fourth goal in three matches for FCD.
FC Dallas returns to action next weekend as they travel to Canada to play the Vancouver Whitecaps.