The road may have been unkind to FC Dallas in the previous three trips but on Saturday night FC Dallas found a rhythm despite missing several key players in a 4-2 win over the New England Revolution.
Dallas got on the board first with a penalty kick goal in the fifth minute by Tesho Akindele. Michael Barrios was brought down on the play by Revs keeper Bobby Shuttleworth, injuring the Colombian winger. Akindele stepped up to the penalty spot and fired a hard shot into the upper corner away from Shuttleworth.
New England battled back though and in the 23rd minute on a free kick by Lee Nguyen they found an equalizer from Juan Agudelo. Nguyen's ball was lofted into the middle of the box where Agudelo beat Maynor Figueroa for the goal.
The Revs took the lead three minutes later on a penalty kick of their own. Victor Ulloa brought Nguyen down in the box on a clumsy challenge. The Richardson, TX native would then give the Revs the lead on the goal.
Dallas fought hard for an equalizer of their own and then did so on a corner kick by Kellyn Acosta in the 36th minute. The Dallas Homegrown lofted a ball to the near post where Atiba Harris beat his defender and redirected the ball towards the near post. Shuttleworth got a hand on the ball but not enough as Harris tied the game.
FCD had plenty of other chances in the second half to take the lead and finally did so in the 70th minute on a goal from Fabian Castillo. The speedy winger took advantage of a miscue in the back from a Revs defender and made them pay for it with his third of the season.
The Revs pushed for an equalizer of their own but ended up getting caught on a counter attack that Dallas would cash in on. The ball got played forward to Acosta who then beat a couple Revs defenders before dishing the ball off to the run for Akindele. The Canadian forward then took a one-time shot past Shutteworth for his second goal of the game.
FC Dallas will return to action next weekend as they travel to the opposite end of the country to take on the San Jose Earthquakes.