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FC Dallas drops second straight game, 2-1 to Chicago Fire

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A wild ten minutes sees FC Dallas lose their first road game of 2017.

MLS: FC Dallas at Chicago Fire Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas dropped its first road game of the season on Thursday night, a 2-1 loss to the Chicago Fire.

Both teams traded goals in the opening ten minutes of play before settling down in this match. Oscar Pareja opted for a massive change in the lineup that saw plenty of new faces. The Fire took full advantage of that in the opening minutes of the match. Bastian Schweinsteiger crossed a ball to the back post for Brandon Vincent who then played the ball in to Nemanja Nikolic. The Hungarian did the rest as he scored his 11th goal on the season.

FC Dallas responded just as quick though in the sixth minute on a goal from Roland Lamah. Atiba Harris won a header at the corner of the six-yard box. Cristian Colman then chased down the ball before sending in a cross to Lamah, who tapped it in for his first goal of the season.

Chicago responded with their second goal minutes later as well in the 9th minute. David Accam brought down the ball on the right side where he beat his defender and then cracked a hard shot to the far post past Chris Seitz.

Neither team was able to really get any other chance following the early goals as Pareja tried to inject some offensive life into the game in the second half by bringing on Javier Morales and Michael Barrios.

FCD nearly got back into the match thanks to a set of free kicks in the 83rd minute but none would test the Chicago defense enough.

In the final minutes of the match Juninho was brought down in the penalty box and was given a penalty kick that Chris Seitz then saved to keep the game in reach.

In the end Dallas dropped the match and the Brimstone Cup for another year as they turn their sights on the Houston Dynamo this Sunday back in Frisco.