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Shorthanded FC Dallas downs D.C. United 3-1 in preseason friendly

FC Dallas got goals from Ryan Hollingshead, Fabian Castillo and Tesho Akindele in the win.

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While FC Dallas failed to win the ATX Pro Challenge last weekend against D.C. United, they did get their revenge on Friday night in a 3-1 preseason win.

Dallas would get a first half goal from Ryan Hollingshead, his third preseason goal. FCD would then get two late second half goals from Fabian Castillo and Tesho Akindele to help win their second preseason game.

Mauro Diaz and Castillo were active early in this one. Seven minutes in Castillo took the ball on the wings and found Diaz on the edge of the penalty box. Diaz would make one move and slice the United defense on the far side as he found Atiba Harris. The veteran sent a one-time ball into Hollingshead whose shot failed to get on frame.

The game would settle down for both sides but would also get rather ugly in the 22nd minute. Michel and DC defender Sean Franklin went in for a 50-50 ball but Michel would put in a two-footed tackle on Franklin. The veteran midfielder would be shown a straight red for the tackle.

FC Dallas wouldn't waste any time with a man down as Moises Hernandez would send a ball from the left sideline across the penalty box to Perez, who would head the ball back across the face of goal to the feet of Hollingshead.

United would tie it up in the 61st minute on a Jairo Arrieta goal. The Black and Red would get a breakaway that saw Nick DeLeon set up Fabian Espindola on one side of the penalty box, Espindola would send a one time pass to the opposite post where Arrieta was wide-open to finish home the tying goal.

D.C. would nearly take the lead in the 75th minute. Once again the visitors crossed up the Dallas defense with passes from one end to the other. The ball would finally make its way to the middle of the six-yard box to the foot of Perry Kitchen, but the D.C. defender failed to put the shot on frame.

Dallas would get another breakthrough in the 79th minute. Hollingshead would send a pass in to Akindele, who would back-heel a pass to the run of Castillo. The speedy Colombian would dribble his way around United keeper Andrew Dykstra for the go-head goal.

Akindele would get an insurance goal for Dallas in the 87th minute on a penalty kick. Castillo played Akindele into the penalty box on a breakaway, the United defender would pull down Akindele on the play to result in the penalty.

Dallas will return to action next weekend for their final preseason tune-up against NASL side San Antonio.