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FC Dallas falls 1-0 to D.C. United in ATX Pro Challenge Final

DCU takes home the ATX Pro Challenge trophy.

Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

A second half goal from D.C. United midfielder Chris Rolfe ends up being the difference as the Black and Red down FC Dallas 1-0 on Sunday afternoon in final of the ATX Pro Challenge.

The Rolfe goal came in the 54th minute of the match on a free kick from Fabian Espindola. David Texeira was able to step in front free kick from Espindola and head the ball away from goal, towards the top of the area. Rolfe would be there to collect the loose ball before side-stepping a defender and picking out the upper-90 of the far post with a right-footed shot.

Dallas had a couple decent chances in this game including one in the 20th minute from Mauro Diaz. The Dallas Designated Player waited at the top of the box for a rebound from an Atiba Harris shot but United keeper Bill Hamid would come up huge on the volley from Diaz.

Hamid would be the hero again minutes later in the 24th minute on a chance from Ryan Hollingshead, who got around a defender before putting a shot on the back post.

Dallas had one last chance in the 89th minute from Homegrown midfielder Danny Garcia. He would link up with Kyle Bekker at the corner of the six-yard box but once again Hamid came up huge for the Black and Red.

Dallas and DCU will square off again this preseason this coming Friday in Frisco. That game is set for 7:30pm.

Scoring Summary:
DCU - Chris Rolfe 54

FC Dallas - Dan Kennedy (Jesse Gonzalez 76), Aurelio Saco-Vertiz (Moises Hernandez 26), Walker Zimmerman, Matt Hedges (Otis Earle 79), Atiba Harris (Jaineil Hoilett 75), Victor Ulloa (Kyle Bekker 64), Michel (Juan Toja 78), Fabian Castillo, Mauro Diaz (Danny Garcia 64), Ryan Hollingshead (Damian Rosales 65), David Texeira (Blas Perez 73).

Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Aaron Meyer, Will Seymore, Tesho Akindele, Zach Loyd.

Total Shots: 11 (Fabian Castillo 3); Offsides: 0; Corners 4; Saves: 2 (Dan Kennedy, Jesse Gonzalez 1).

D.C. United - Bill Hamid, Taylor Kemp (Misho 78), Sean Franklin (trailist 78), Bobby Boswell (Makenzie 78), Markus Halsti (Kofi Opare 78), Davy Arnaud (Michael Farfan 74), Chris Pontius (Jairo Arrieta 78), Nick DeLeon (David Estrada 78), Chris Rolfe (Miguel Aguilar 65), Perry Kitchen (Jared Jeffery 78), Fabian Espindola (Conor Doyle 78).

Total Shots: 8 (Nick DeLeon 2); Offsides: 2; Corners: 1; Saves: 5 (Bill Hamid 5).

Misconduct Summary:
DCU - Davy Arnaud (caution) 13
DAL - Fabian Castillo (caution) 70
DAL - Juan Toja (caution) 84

Referee: Younes Marrakchi
Referee's Assistants: Jonathan Johnson, Hilario Grajeda
Weather: Cloudy, 66 degrees