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FC Dallas comes up short in a 2-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City

Fourth game in a row that FC Dallas fails to secure three points.

MLS: FC Dallas at Sporting KC Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

The summer skid continues for FC Dallas following a 2-0 loss on Saturday night at Sporting Kansas City.

Dallas has now lost three out of their last four.

The visitor started off with a good amount of energy as Cristian Colman tested the Sporting defense early on in the 9th minute. Maxi Urruti played a long ball through to Colman who was then able to beat Matt Besler before putting in a low shot that forced Tim Melia to save.

Dallas continued to bring pressure and in the 37th minute, Urruti had a shot of his own to put Dallas on top but Melia once again made a good stop.

Sporting then found their breakthrough in the 42nd minute. Unmarked Diego Rubio snuck into the box off a corner kick and headed home the game’s first goal.

Sporting continued to bring their pressure in the second half as they forced Jesse Gonzalez into a couple more saves. Daniel Salloi tried a shot from 25 yards out in the 50th minute that Gonzalez would dive and push out to safety.

Dallas saw their best chance in the 57th minute go just wide of the goal as Michael Barrios raced down the right wing and then whipped in a cross that Colman was able t get a header on that went just wide of Melia’s goal.

Dallas pressed for a stoppage-time goal to tie things up but Urruti’s last attempt of the night got rebounded out to Walker Zimmerman who then skied an attempt.

Minutes later Sporting found an insurance goal thanks to Gerso Fernandes.

FC Dallas returns to action next week as they battle the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday night.