clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Homegrown-led side for FC Dallas downs Columbus Crew 3-0

New, 2 comments

FC Dallas starts a MLS record five Homegrown players.

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas picked up a much needed road victory on Sunday night as they downed the Columbus Crew SC 3-0.

FCD got goals from Atiba Harris, Michael Barrios and David Texeira in route to their 10th shutout of the season, the second in a row for Homegrown keeper Jesse Gonzalez.

FCD also made headlines in this game by starting a MLS-record five Homegrown players for the first time. The average age of the starting midfield for Oscar Pareja was 19.5 years-old as well with Coy Craft picking up his first career start.

Columbus would come out attacking in this one thought with the likes of Ethan Findley and Federico Higuian leading the attack. In the first half, Hector Jimenez would get up the right flank, beating his defender and would send in a cross from the near side to Findley but the MLS-assist leader would fail to get on the end of the ball.

In the 24th minute it looked like Columbus would take charge in the game with a penalty kick called on defender Matt Hedges. The Dallas captain would be called for a bad foul in the penalty box on Jack McInerney. Higuian would step up and take the penalty but would fail to convert it.

Dallas would respond in the 27th minute with a corner kick goal from Harris. Kellyn Acosta would send in the corner to the far post for Texeria, who would head the ball back across the call to Harris. The veteran would calmly place the ball in the back of the net for the game-winning goal.

The lead would double after some tough defending for Dallas in the early part of the second half. In the 69th minute, Barrios would lead a quick-counter attack on the Crew, taking the ball 60 yards before finding the back of the net.

Dallas would add a third goal just two minutes later with Texeira. It would again be another quick counter attack out of Barrios on the right side of the field. Barrios would charge forward and place another hard shot on goal but Columbus keeper Steve Clark would make a stop but only to the feet of Texeira, who would score on the rebound.

Dallas will return to action this Saturday as they host expansion side New York City FC.