FC Dallas went to the Big Apple and came out with a big road point on Saturday night in a 2-2 draw against New York City FC.
Mauro Rosales was big on the night as he set up goals scored by Maxi Urruti and Michael Barrios.
City came out quick in this one similar to how New England did FCD on Tuesday night in the US Open Cup with a goal eight minutes into the match. Rookie Jack Harrison set up the play on the wing as he took a pass and then immediately played it quick to Tommy McNamara at the top of the six-yard box. McNamara quickly one-timed a shot by Chris Seitz to open up the game’s scoring.
FC Dallas responded like they always do in the 20th minute with a goal from Urruti. Rosales threw the ball into Urruti and the Argentine beat his defender as he went in towards goal. Urruti’s shot was a hard one for keeper Josh Saunders to get and the game was then level.
Dallas took the lead shortly after halftime in the 52nd minute on a goal from Barrios. Once again it was Rosales leading the way on the set up as Barrios took a quick pass from Rosales before hammering a shot past Saunders.
City responded with a lot of pressure from there as they climbed back into this one in the 78th minute on a goal from Khiry Shelton. Harrison again was a set up man in this one as he found Shelton on a back post where he jumped over a FCD defender to put the ball into the back of the net.
Tesho Akindele nearly had a game winner in the 90th minute on a play where he beat several City defenders. But the Canadian international’s shot was not good enough to beat Saunders.
FC Dallas returns to action next week as they travel back to Utah to face Real Salt Lake.