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FC Dallas vs Portland Timbers: Highlights, stats and quote sheet

All the facts from the latest win.

Each win continues to be fun to break down and we'll certainly dive deep into this 4-1 win by FC Dallas over the Portland Timbers.

Scoring Summary:
DAL – Michael Barrios (Kellyn Acosta) 12
DAL – Michael Barrios 22
DAL – Kellyn Acosta 69
DAL – Mauro Diaz (PK) 87
POR – Fanendo Adi (PK) 90+3

FC Dallas – Dan Kennedy, Ryan Hollingshead, Matt Hedges, Zach Loyd, Atiba Harris, Victor Ulloa, Kellyn Acosta, Fabian Castillo (Tesho Akindele 84), Mauro Diaz (Alejandro Zendejas 88), Michael Barrios, David Texeira (Rolando Escobar 78).

Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Michel, Moises Hernandez, Walker Zimmerman.

Total Shots: 16 (Michael Barrios and Atiba Harris 3) Shots on Goal: 6 (Michael Barrios and Kellyn Acosta 2); Fouls: 12 (Fabian Castillo 3); Offsides: 0; Corners: 8; Saves: 2 (Dan Kennedy 2).

Portland Timbers FC – Adam Larsen Kwarasey, Nat Borchers, Jorge Villafana, Alvas Powell, Liam Ridgewell, Diego Chara, Jack Jewsbury, Darlington Nagbe (Gaston Fernandez 78), Rodney Wallace (Lucas Melano 64), Diego Valeri, Max Urruti (Fanendo Adi 72).

Substitutes Not Used: Noberto Paparatto, Darin Asprilla, Andrew Weber, George Fochive.

Total Shots: 10 (Diego Valeri 3) Shots on Goal: 3 (Diego Valeri, Lucas Melano and Fanendo Adi); Fouls: 8 (Rodney Wallace 4); Offsides: 5; Corners; Saves: 2 (Adam Larsen Kwarasey 2).
Misconduct Summary: DAL – Ryan Hollingshead (caution) 65
DAL – Atiba Harris (caution) 74

Referee: Ismail Elfath
Referee’s Assistants: Kermit Quisenberry, Kyle Atkins
Fourth Official: Younes Marrakchi
Weather: Sunny and 97 degrees
Attendance: 15,992

FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja

Overall thoughts on the game...

Another big night for the boys. We had some outstanding performances from players who we brought to this team to be effective, to be on the scoreboard and to help the team make the difference. This was the case tonight.

We beat a very good team, one of the most organized in the league, and that makes us even happier. I always say that a game doesn't end right there - we gave up a goal at the end, which gave us a little bit of a sour taste. In soccer you cannot relax or pretend that everything is done - it has to be better all the time. We will keep building.

It was great work from the players - they were consistent during the last minutes and defensively and offensively created chances throughout the entire game.

Growth amongst the younger players...

We're in an ongoing process - we're growing, we're still young. Now I'm seeing a combination of that young energy and spirit that you see in the field with some maturity that we are getting into the games. The boys are certainly growing.

Reaction to Kellyn's Goal

[Kellyn Acosta's goal] was a great demonstration of technique, range; that quality that Kellyn has of being ambidextrous without problems was an excellent picture of a kid from our academy. He made us proud.

On having the most players in the Homegrown game...

I will say this over and over. I believe in the talent in America. I believe we have tremendous players in this country - they just need an opportunity. For me to see them go and perform and be part of such a great event is a pride for us. America has great players and we have to believe in that.

FC Dallas Homegrown midfielder Kellyn Acosta

On his recent play…

I’m feeling more comfortable and more confident. Oscar [Pareja] and the players have been giving me all the confidence in the world. More importantly, I have been hitting the target.

On his goal…

I just tried to put it in the corner. The defender slowed me down, which actually helped me take my time and look up to find the corner. Once I put that goal away, the game slowed down and things went in our favor for the remainder of the match.

On the win…

Tonight was a very big win, the gap is getting better, and the team is going higher and closer to reaching our goal of winning the Supporters Shield.

FC Dallas Homegrown midfielder Victor Ulloa

On the win…

The ball is bouncing the right way for us, right now. It’s important for us to keep winning and getting points.

On upcoming road match against Chicago…

We need to find some consistency on the road. We are clicking right now and firing on all cylinders. We are going to go fight for those three points in Chicago.

FC Dallas midfielder Michael Barrios

On his two goals…

I’m very happy with the confidence that the coach and team have in me right now, so it was great to get those two goals tonight. Oscar [Pareja] has always told me that if I give it all at training, I will be rewarded on the field. I am just happy I was able to show it on the field tonight.

On getting the three points…

Being up two-nil gave us confidence. I am glad we were able to finish out the match and keep the result.