After a delay of nearly three and a half hours due to lightening and rain, FC Dallas was able to outlast a late come back from Toronto FC on Saturday night to win their fourth game of the season, 3-2.
FC Dallas got two goals in the first ten minutes from Fabian Castillo and an insurance goal from Blas Perez in the first half to go into the lightening delay with a 3-0 lead. The game was originally suspended in the 42nd minute after some of the lights went out in the stadium following the first round of lightening.
The night before all of that belonged to Castillo. FC Dallas Homegrown defender Moises Hernandez found Castillo down the left flank and the speedy Dallas Designated Played sped past his defender, beating TFC goalkeeper Joe Bendik just 29 seconds into the match for the fastest MLS goal in FC Dallas team history.
Castillo would double his tally on the night no more than ten minutes later. Perez played a ball from the right side through the top of the box to find the midfielder who netted his second goal of the night.
Perez would add the third Dallas goal shortly after the half hour mark. Ryan Hollingshead pressured Toronto FC into a turnover that Perez was able to pick up and shot from the right side.
Following the lightening delay, Toronto managed two late goals from Sebastien Giovinco. After receiving a pass just outside the top of the box, Giovinco moved along the end line and chipped a ball in near post past Chris Seitz for his first goal of the night. Six minutes later, the Italian chipped in another shot, this time on a free kick, hitting it perfectly over the FCD wall.
FC Dallas returns to action next Friday as they travel to Colorado to face the Rapids for the second time this month.