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FC Dallas vs Sporting KC: Highlights, stats and quote sheet

All the facts from the draw in KC.

FC Dallas picked up their first road shutout of the season in Kansas City.

FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja

On what he told the younger players heading into today's match...

First thing for them was to have personality in the game. This is one of the harder atmospheres in Major League Soccer and against a team that has a lot of intensity. I told them they needed to come out today and play big. We're really proud of the job they did.

Did the referee strike in Mexico, which gave Dallas’ CCL opponent, Pachuca, the weekend off, impact his lineup decisions tonight?

No, we had a strategy to rest a majority of the players. Not because of a lack of respect for Kansas City. Against Kansas City we always want to play the regular team. But obviously for us we also have a big game coming up on Wednesday and what happened in Mexico is obviously something we can't control. What we can control, is that we have a rotation in the group and we could do it today.

On the younger players stepping up to get the road result...

It's great for the whole club, for the Homegrowns, for the youngsters, for the people who see this club and believe they can come to Dallas and develop well. So coaches and the whole club, we're proud and they sent a big message today.

FC Dallas midfielder Jacori Hayes

On his debut…

It was special. It was a special moment for me. It was my debut. A lot of nerves. It’s a hostile place to play, a tough place to have your first game, but I thought the team did well. We got the result. We’ll take that point and now we’ll prepare for Wednesday against Pachuca.

On the confidence this gives the young guys in the club…

It was huge. It shows that we can play and that we can get results for the club. We do our part for the team. We rested a few key guys ahead of the game on Wednesday and I thought the guys that don’t normally start, that started today did really well, and for the team as a whole to get four points out of an LA and Sporting Kansas City trip is pretty good.

On the environment...

There were a few nerves in the beginning. I tried to settle myself down but I also tried to take it all in while playing as natural as possible. But, it is tough.

At what point did it settle in that things were going well and the team might get the result...

I felt good the whole time to be honest. I thought we had one or two chances that we could have scored and they had the same. But, all in all, I thought it was a good performance by us.

FC Dallas Homegrown player Paxton Pomykal

General thoughts on the match…

Obviously, this is a hard stadium to come to and get points. We have not done so well in the past [at Children's Mercy Park], so for us to get the point is – it's a huge thing, especially because we have a big semifinal in Champions League on Wednesday against Pachuca. So we rested some of our guys. I got the opportunity to start as well as some of our other young guys made their debut, and we got a point out of it. So good work by the boys.

On the team's performance...

It says a lot about our depth. We have a lot of guys on the bench ready to come in, and we're competing every day for the starters' spots, so for us to start today and get the result, that just shows the coaching staff that we can compete.

On the biggest challenge...

The toughest part was the fans, for sure, because it was my first time in a big stadium like that. Taking corner kicks, they're in your ear. But you get your first couple of passes in, zone them out and just play your game.

On the confidence this gives the young guys...

For sure, it gives us loads of confidence. There's guys back home that are Homegrowns like me, my age, and for them to see us go out there, us young guys, and do well, that gives them confidence as well. So the guys are just happy with the result, and now we're looking forward to Wednesday.