It took 120 minutes and then penalty kicks to find a winner between FC Dallas and Oklahoma City Energy FC. After several rounds of penalties, FC Dallas pushed through thanks to a miss from OKC and a goal from rookie Colin Bonner.
Bonner joined Mauro Diaz, Kellyn Acosta, Juan Esteban Ortiz, Atiba Harris, and Carlos Lizarazo in the penalties to win.
FC Dallas got a brace from Lizarazo on the night but it wasn’t enough as OKC found an early goal and one late to push the game into extra time.
FC Dallas got their first chance of the game 11 minutes into the match when Mauro Diaz played the ball through the OKC defense on the wings to Agustin Jara. The Dallas newcomer settled the ball and then played it to Maxi Urruti but the Argentine forward couldn't muster up a good enough shot to test the OKC keeper.
OKC made the game’s first breakthrough in the 26th minute on a goal from Jordon Rideout. Aaron Guillen made one tackle but failed to clear the ball of the back as Rideout would pick up a loose ball and fire it past Jesse Gonzalez.
FCD tied it back up in the 36th minute on a play between Coy Craft and Lizarazo. The Dallas Homegrown pushed the ball wide to Lizarazo who made a spin around his defender before firing off his first goal in a Dallas uniform.
Lizarazo doubled his tally just before halftime with nearly the same play as the first goal as he took the ball on the right side of the field from Craft. Lizarazo turned with the ball and shot from nearly the same spot.
Lizarazo had a chance to get his hat trick in the second half. In the 68th minute he got the ball near the same position as his first two goals on the right side. He made one cut inside but his shot would be pulled just wide of the goal.
OKC pushed for a late equalizer and finally got one in the 89th minute on a corner kick. Jose Cuevas sent in a great ball on the corner that Michael Thomas was able to get a head on to beat Gonzalez.
FC Dallas was reduced to ten men a couple minutes into the first extra time period, as Zach Loyd was brought down on a bad challenge that forced him out of the game.
FC Dallas returns to league play this weekend when they travel to Kansas City to face rivals Sporting KC.