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FC Dallas vs Toronto FC: Highlights, stats and quote sheet

All the facts from the wild win over TFC.

Toronto FC nearly came from three down on the night following a long rain delay but FC Dallas thankfully held on to a 3-2 win.

Scoring Summary:
FC Dallas – Fabian Castillo (Moises Hernandez) 1
FC Dallas – Fabian Castillo (Blas Perez) 10
FC Dallas – Blas Perez 27
Toronto FC – Sebastian Giovinco (Nick Hagglund) 83
Toronto FC – Sebastian Giovinco 89


FC Dallas – Chris Seitz, Moises Hernandez, Matt Hedges, Je-Vaughn Watson, Zach Loyd, Fabian Castillo (Kellyn Acosta 90), Victor Ulloa, Michael Barrios (Tesho Akindele 66), Ryan Hollingshead (Atiba Harris 82), Michel, Blas Perez.

Substitutes Not Used: Jesse Gonzalez, Walker Zimmerman, Mauro Diaz, David Texeira.

Total Shots: 11 (Fabian Castillo 4) Shots on Goal: 5 (Fabian Castillo 3); Fouls: 12 (Moises Hernandez 3); Offsides: 0; Corners: 3 (Michel 2); Saves: 2 (Chris Seitz 2).

Toronto FC – Joe Bendik, Justin Morrow, Ashtone Morgan (Robbie Findley 86), Damien Perquis, Nick Hagglund, Michael Bradley, Jackson, Collen Warner, Jonathan Osorio (Luke Moore 68), Jozy Altidore, Sebastian Giovinco.

Substitutes Not Used: Benoit Cheyrou, Daniel Lovitz, Chris Konopka, Marco Delgado, Eriq Zavaleta.

Total Shots: 18 (Sebastian Giovinco 9) Shots on Goal: 4 (Sebastian Giovinco 3); Fouls: 15 (Damien Perquis 4); Offsides: 1 (Jackson 1); Corners: 4 (Giovinco and Bradley 2); Saves: 2 (Joe Bendik 2).
Misconduct Summary: TOR – Michael Bradley (caution) 70
TOR – Nick Hagglund (caution) 80
TOR – Damien Perquis (caution) 90+1

Referee: Ismail Elfath
Referee’s Assistants: Ian Anderson, Mark Cahen
Fourth Official: Nima Saghafi
Weather: Cloudy
Attendance: 16,176
Time of game: 4:29

FC Dallas Head Coach Oscar Pareja

On tonight's game...The first half for us was very good. The second half, I thought Toronto put us on our heels. They made it difficult for us in the end when we gave up those two goals, but credit to our players. We bounced back from a difficult situation from last week and that shows character. Tonight was a very hard test for a group that in difficult circumstances could collapse and we didn't. We showed that we are on our feet and that this team has the character to make things happen. We're proud.

On the weather delay...It was unreal with all the delays to get to the second half. I have to give all my respect to the players from Toronto and ours. They warmed up 10 times today and that is very difficult. In the second half it was just all heart from both teams. Toronto had less to lose because they were down three goals and they threw bodies and complicated things for us in the end.

On what the team did during the weather delay...During the first one, we tried to keep the team focused, not knowing there would be more. During the second one we just tried to keep them engaged with the game. That was the most difficult part. It’s difficult to get out on the field and then come back. We wanted to keep them mentally strong.

FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz

On the weather delay…

I think it equally affected both teams… it hurt the quality of the second half overall. For us, we had an advantage because we have our home advantage... we stayed hydrated and we had everything here for us. We had no excuse for not coming out to fight in the second half. Credit to the boys in the first half for coming out strong and going up by three so early on into the game.

On the Giovinco free kick goal…

I have to go back and look at my positioning… when a guy is able to put it in from 18 yards out you have to tip your hat to Giovinco. Our wall stayed tall… it is special when someone is able to put it in to the side netting from 18 yards out. The team will go back and look at video to see what we could have improved in the situation.

On field conditions…

The field was really wet at the start of the game… for us I think it wasn’t a big of a difference, although the field was softer during the second half because of the rain. Credit to the field staff because the field was playable… they helped us finish the game.