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FC Dallas vs Sporting Kansas City: Highlights, stats and quote sheet

All the facts from Sunday's big win.

FC Dallas picked up another big win on Sunday night over Sporting Kansas City.

Scoring Summary:
SKC – Lawernce Olum (Benny Feilhaber) 22
DAL – Michael Barrios (Maxi Urruti) 35
DAL – Mauro Rosales 68


FC Dallas – Chris Seitz, Maynor Figueroa, Walker Zimmerman, Zach Loyd, Ryan Hollingshead (Atiba Harris 46), Victor Ulloa, Kellyn Acosta, Fabian Castillo (Juan Esteban Ortiz 82), Michael Barrios, Tesho Akindele (Mauro Rosales 63), Maxi Urruti.

Substitutes Not Used: Jesse Gonzalez, Colin Bonner, Mauro Rosales, Carlos Lizarazo, Juan Esteban Ortiz, Moises Hernandez, Atiba Harris, Colin Bonner.

Sporting Kansas City – Tim Melia, Nuno Coelho, Matt Besler, Amadou Dia (Seth Sinovic 70), Saad Abdul-Salaam, Benny Feihaber, Lawernce Olum (Ike Opara 70), Roger Espinoza, Brad Davis, Jimmy Medranda (Diego Rubia 79), Dom Dwyer.

Substitutes Not Used: Jordi Quintilla, Conner Hallisey, Jacob Peterson, Alec Kann.

Misconduct Summary: 
DAL: Atiba Harris (caution) 90

Referee: Hilario Grajeda
AR1 (bench)
Ian Anderson; AR2 (opposite): James Conlee; 4th: Mark Geiger:; AR2 (opposite): 
Fourth: Daniel Radford
Weather: Cloudy, 66
Attendance: 16, 215

FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja

On the late Bobby Rhine, who would have turned 40 on April 18
I had it in my head all of the time. I said if we win this one, that is for Bobby. How important is Bobby for this club? How important is the legacy that he has given to all of us and all of the youngsters growing in this club? These three points are for him. Happy Birthday, Bobby.

Overall thoughts on the match…
Unfortunately, the challenge today for both teams was the tiredness we both have after traveling and after the hectic schedule. It was a heavy field because there was a lot of rain, and both teams were giving everything they had and trying to make the game happen. That’s a credit to both teams.

We deserved it… three points that we take with a lot of pride. We had a group of guys who were responding once again, after going down 1-0, especially the guys who came on in the second half. I’m very happy for that, especially Mauro Rosales who showed why he’s here.

On Mauro Rosales…
Mauro wants to play. He has his fire still. That’s why I brought him (here). Why we brought him (here). The club trusts him and his willingness to keep pushing and that’s the kind of players we like to have with this group. Mauro’s conviction and commitment showed today, and the role he has in the team is important. When he came on the field today, he tried to glue us (together) on the field and balance the team. I thought he did a great job.

On following the mid-week win at Portland…
A big win at Portland is magnified tonight with the points that you get at home. When you go play away and you get those points, you get the real value once you make the difference at home. Today, we were talking about six points in a row and that was huge. The personality and the energy that we had the whole 90 minutes were crucial. I knew that today we were going to play a little bit off of that. It was asking way too much to have the same energy (as Wednesday night in Portland). I knew they were going to be tired tonight at some point, but they surprised me. They fought and they found balance during the game. I’m very pleased with it.

On Victor Ulloa wearing the captain’s armband…
Victor was our captain at the Academy for many years, so it’s not strange for him. Tonight it was familiar. It is very familiar to see him with the armband, and in the locker room it’s the same because his leadership has been growing tremendously. I’m proud to see him grow that much, and one of our kids from the Academy, today, he was wearing the armband. That makes us proud.

FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz

On defending the free kick in the 90th minute…
When the game is that tight, and the match is that close, you want to force them to go over the wall. From that distance getting the ball up and down is very difficult. You saw Mauro [Rosales] do it tonight. That is unreal. The amount of talent it takes to get the ball up and down… As a goalkeeper you have to hold your ground, hold to your side. They will probably hit it with pace to your side. You need to be ready for it. I put a lot of guys behind the wall and on the other end of the wall, to make it tougher. Our guys did a great job following the game plan and finishing the comeback.

FC Dallas midfielder Kellyn Acosta

General thoughts on the match…
It was a big win for us. It was a conference game. We are fighting for the Supporters’ Shield. Great goals by Michael [Barrios] and Mauro [Rosales]. We’ll keep fighting. We have another big game this weekend against Vancouver.

On the spark provided by Mauro Rosales…
He adds a dimension we need. He can play that final pass. He scored a great goal tonight. He has the spark we need off of the bench. I am happy for him. I imagine he will keep pushing and produce again next match what he was able to do here tonight.

FC Dallas captain Victor Ulloa

On being named captain after Matt Hedges was ruled out of the match…
I was the captain of the team throughout my time with the FC Dallas Academy, so I had some experience. Captaining the first team is a dream come true, something I’ve wanted for a long time. I am very grateful. 

We knew that we got a great result in Portland. We needed to come out with the same intensity. We were at home. It wasn’t the prettiest of matches but we got the result we wanted. That is all that matters. 

The team played a lot better after the 30th minute, what inspired that change?
We came out a little flat. Once Mikey [Barrios] scored and we got that goal deficit off our backs, we started attacking them and got them on their heels. We came into halftime with that momentum and Mauro [Rosales] scored that goalazo… All the credit in the world to him.