DAL – Mauro Diaz 9
DAL – Fabian Castillo 64
DAL – Michael Barrios (Mauro Diaz) 73
FC Dallas – Dan Kennedy, Je-Vaughn Watson, Matt Hedges, Zach Loyd, Atiba Harris, Victor Ulloa, Kellyn Acosta, Fabian Castillo, Mauro Diaz (Alejandro Zendejas 79), Ryan Hollingshead (Michael Barrios 60), David Texeira (Rolando Escobar 66).
Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Michel, Moises Hernandez, Walker Zimmerman.
Total Shots: 9 (Fabian Castillo 4) Shots on Goal: 4 (Fabian Castillo 2); Fouls: 11 (Zach Loyd 4); Offsides: 7 (Ryan Hollingshead and Fabian Castillo 2); Corners: 2 (Mauro Diaz 2) Saves: 2 (Dan Kennedy 2).
New England Revolution – Bobby Shuttleworth, Jose Goncalves, Chris Tierney, Kevin Alston (Jeremy Hall 62), London Woodberry, Daigo Kobayashi, Scott Caldwell, Diego Fagundez, Lee Nguyen, Teal Bunbury (Kelyn Rowe 76), Charlie Davies (Juan Agudelo 56).
Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Donald Smith, Steve Neumann, Andy Dorman.
Total Shots: 7 (Lee Nguyen 3) Shots on Goal: 2 (Lee Nguyen and Charlie Davies); Fouls: 15 (London Woodberry 4); Offsides: 3 (Juan Agudelo 2); Corners: 1 (Chris Tierney 1); Saves: 1 (Bobby Shuttleworth 1).Misconduct Summary: NE – Scott Caldwell (caution) 76
DAL – Zach Loyd (caution) 84
Referee: Bladomero Toldeo
Referee’s Assistants: Kermit Quisenberry, Kathryn Nesbitt
Fourth Official: Armando Villarreal
Weather: Partly Cloudy and 88 degrees
Time of game: 1:52
FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja
Overall thoughts on the game…
Today, we played against a very good team - last year, those players were at MLS Cup and today they showed why. We’re very proud. In the first half, I thought we were doing a very good job pressuring them and making them feel that we were at home. We were pushing for the game and that worked pretty well. We had the best options and we started winning the game early, which helped us.
In the second half, they came out with their reactions, but after the first 10 minutes of the second half, I thought we did pretty well pushing the pace. The boys showed great effort in pushing the game. I have to praise them because the intensity of the game never dropped and the goals came out as a result of it.
On playing in two competitions…
As much as we want it, as much as we're optimistic, and as much as we're proud of our roster and our group, attending two competitions is hard. We have a young group – today we had three academy players finishing the game. In the middle of the week we were taking care of them for this one game.
Today, we just enjoyed the three points against a very good team and put the team higher in the standings by getting three more points, which is not easy at this stage. It was very well deserved.
FC Dallas goalkeeper Dan Kennedy
On playing at home…
It’s important for us to set the standard here and let teams know when they’re coming here that they’re in for a hard day, not just on the defensive side of things, but they’re also going to struggle on the offensive side of things.
General thoughts on the match…
The credit goes to the back line. We give up goals as a team and score goals as a team. It’s a collective effort.
On continuity and the back line…
For us to win a championship, we need to gel together. We need to be prepared to have interchangeable parts, because things are going to happen, and players are going to have to step in and play. But for the last two home games it’s been great for the back line.
On Mauro Diaz and Fabian Castillo…
When you’re a goalie, you play for the guys that can change games, and Mauro [Diaz] and [Fabian] Castillo are two of those guys. They’re two of the premier guys in the league that can change games. I put on my gloves every game just to try and keep it clean in the back to give those two a chance to do some damage.
FC Dallas midfielder Mauro Diaz
On his success this match…
It was special because the team got the three points, but we still have a long way to go.
On his set-piece goal…
I’ve tried going under the wall before. Generally, in MLS, the walls are very tall because of all of the tall players… I thought it was a good option to see if they would jump and it worked this time.
On coming off the field after the third goal…
I still feel tired at the end of matches. But I give everything I have when I am out there. The players that come in for me do well, but I keep going for it as long as I can.