FC Dallas is in the middle of a 10 games in 39 days stretch. Because of that Oscar Pareja opted to go with a little squad rotation on Wednesday night in Seattle. The result didn’t pay off as the Seattle Sounders blew out FC Dallas 5-0.
In large part the rotation didn’t work because Dallas played a man down for nearly the entire match. In the 4th minute, center back Maynor Figueroa was issued a red card on a handball that came after a shot by Seattle’s Andreas Ivanschitz.
After the play, Clint Dempsey stepped up to take a penalty kick and the scoring for the Sounders began from there.
In the 18th minute, Ivanschitz found the back of the net after getting past Atiba Harris on the right wing. His shot was a tough one that Chris Seitz couldn’t reach.
Seattle put the game out of sight in the 33rd minute on a goal from Jordan Morris. Dempsey played the ball to the right of Seitz and Morris would be there to finish the play on the back post.
The game did even out shortly after the Morris goal as Dempsey was issued a red card of his own in the 33rd minute. Juan Esteban Oritz was issued a caution for stepping onto Dempsey but the Seattle forward retaliated and was sent off for getting his hands up into the face of the FC Dallas midfielder.
The even numbers didn’t matter a ton as Seattle got a fourth goal in the second half when O’Neil Fisher cut into the middle of the field and picked out defender Joevin Jones. The Trinidadian shot would hit off Harris and go into the back of the net.
Ivanschitz took advantage of a Aubrey David error in the 71st minute. He playing a cross into Cristian Roldan at the top of the six yard box. Roldan headed home his first career goal to make it 5-0.
FC Dallas returns home following the two-game road trip to the west coast as they take on their Brimstone Cup rivals Chicago Fire this weekend.